Monday, October 31, 2011
There’s no GOP Horse Race
In the 2008 presidential campaign, the Democratic Party had their own “no one will ever elect you president “like Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel but those individuals never rose above single digits. They were allowed into the debates, but they soon dropped out, allowing the serious candidates to carry on.
This year the Republican Party has had five different presidential candidates leading the pack at one time of another. There was always Romney, and then there was Donald Trump, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, and now Herman Cain. There's talk that, Newt Gingrich might fill the " anybody but Romney" slot for republicans if the old sexual harassment charges against Herman Cain turn out to be true.
I have to admit that I thought that Rick Perry would be a lot better candidate than he turned out to be. I really didn't know that we had a “empty suit" filling the office of governor for 10 years. I always thought that a reality TV host like Donald Trump would fizzle out, but he hung around just long enough to get NBC to give him another lucrative contract. I think any normal person, who's ever listened to Herman Cain or Michelle Bachmann for 5 minutes, would realize that they could never be serious contenders for the highest office in our country. Those that do, are either too dumb or their hate for this president overtakes any sense of reality. I think Herman Cain just wanted to sell books and pat his talk show host credentials, but he is unprepared for his frontrunner status. Michelle Bachmann looked at what President Obama obtained with very little time in the U.S. Senate and thought that she had the credentials to do the same thing. President Obama is naturally intelligent, a quick learner, with a sense of coolness and not prone to gaffes. Michelle Bachmann might have the college credentials, but she's not intellectually curious. Michelle Bachmann tries to overcome that flaw by appealing to the extreme right of her party. You would know what I'm talking about if you saw her interview on ABC's “This Week.” She didn't answer any questions about her low poll numbers saying, "“we're doing exactly what we need to do.” They rest of the interview was just babble. Jon Stewart said, "Everyone is talking about Mitt Romney not able to get above 25%, but that's all it takes to beat those clowns." The Mr. Stewart also said, “Mitt Romney should just go to the debates and take a pass, allowing the rest of the clowns go at it." Mitt Romney may be hanging low because he's not going on the talk shows or making campaign stops lately;I guess he thinks that he's made enough flip-flops.
Every talk show this weekend tried to make sense of this weak field of candidates but is not just the mainstream media or democrats because conservative writers like David Brooks, Charles Krauthammer, George Will, John Podhoretz, and political analysts from Fox News, like Karl Rowe and Brit Hume have said worse things than I have ever written about the current crop of candidates. They all admit that Mitt Romney will eventually win out and they will hold their nose and vote for him, but they still won't trust him because he's flip-flopped on core conservative principles. When will they stop pretending?The Obama campaign is preparing for Mitt Romney thinking the GOP will eventually come to their senses.
I think most republicans are just anti- democrats because more and more people from the Reagan administration are coming out and saying the stuff they were saying, was just malarkey. Reagan's chief economist Bruce Bartlett said that they made up the idea that deregulation leads to more jobs but we still hear the locals parroting the old notions. One of the Koch brothers chief "global warming" skeptic,Richard Muller, has now admitted that climate change is real. People are now learning that income inequality started after the Reagan administration and republican administrations that preceded them, by changing the tax policies to benefit the top 1%, began a crackdown on labor unions, and supported Supreme Court judges that will rule in favor of businesses over individuals. Republican voters will hang onto their own beliefs no matter what facts are presented to them.
It's pretty bad when the two Texans running on the GOP presidential ticket are trailing Herman Cain... According to the latest Texas Tribune poll: Cain leads with 27%, followed by Perry with 26%, Ron Paul at 12%, and Mitt Romney at 9%.
Just goes to prove my point that Ron Paul can't even win a statewide election.