Thursday, January 19, 2012
Perry had improved a great deal since those first debates but maybe it was too little too late. I think also that too many people listened to Rick Perry and heard George W. Bush and they just aren't over Bush yet. Although I still think history will redeem Bush in the end. Somewhat.
So where to go from here?
Pundette has gone to Rick Santorum. Stacy McCain has been with Rick Santorum since Herman Cain dropped out. Legal Insurrection is still with Newt.
I don't know where I'm going right now.
To be honest, I just don't like any of them. I don't.
How can the Republican establishment have farked this up so badly? That's a rhetorical question - you don't have to answer it. It's because they're the Republican establishment. All this PR about "we really do have a strong field of candidates" is just crap. I don't even want to begin listing my grievances with these candidates. Not enough time and it's all been said.
Is it too late to get Michele Bachmann back?
I suspect that the Democrats are more afraid of Newt than anyone else and you can call me a conspiracy theorist if you want to but I think that's in part what pulled Marianne Gingrich back into the limelight. I don't think Team Obama wants to debate Newt.
And when in the hell did debating skills become a prerequisite for running for president, anyway? Speaking skills are important but so is executive experience, intelligence, foreign policy knowledge and experience, business acumen, character, integrity, and honor.
Coming into this election I've always said that "a dust bunny could beat Obama," because WTF is he going to run on? His record? His job killing, debt hiking, food stamp raising, partisan, scandal ridden record? Seriously?
But here's the Republican establishment about to hand it right back to him.
I'm going to stick my head in the oven. Maybe there's a beer in there. And a match.
(Cross posted at Not One Red Cent!)