Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sign Me Up For The Sweet Meteor of Death, Too

I've been in a depressed funk over the GOP candidates.  Thus the light blogging, I guess.

Via Hot Air, this is where I am too:

Influential conservative blogger Erick Erickson said he would endorse the “sweet meteor of death” over any of the current GOP candidates, but would back the party’s eventual nominee in the general election against President Obama.

Anybody but Obama.

With the exception of Stacy McCain, I can't find anyone who is really enthusiastic about any of the candidates, for that matter.

Honestly, my core problem with the field is less their specific weaknesses than the fact that we failed to entice a top-tier star candidate into the field against a vulnerable incumbent whom conservatives despise. I can’t get past that. Like Erickson, I’ll vote for the eventual nominee, but I can’t bring myself to choose one over the others because the feeling that they’re not our best is ever present. Deep down, I don’t think any of them are equal to the fiscal challenges ahead. How can I have a preference?



Sarah said...

Romney Romney Romney!! I'm not sure I'm enthusiastic but of what's left he's the best. Here's how I see it: if we don't get the economy back on track, we're screwed. Forever. I don't care if it's a Dem or GOP, and I don't care where they stand on issues like gay marriage. All I care about is that we get something we've been seriously lacking for a while, and that's someone with real-world money experience who knows how to run a business. I think that's the only thing that will save us. Romney is the biggest walking, talking example of capitalism I've seen in a while, yet we fault him for it, when in reality, we should be happy as hell. Right now, I don't want to a poor president or one who's never started or run a business. I don't care about government experience. We need someone who is business-minded. Period. We need someone who understands capitalism. For those who say Romney is just another Obama, that in itself separates him from our current president.

I have my fears, and I really can't stand the fact that this is what I'm left with, but I'm going to have to trust him, and I hope we'll rally around him and start holding him accountable for what we want.

I think it's time for us to all get behind someone and stop being apathetic. I've been spending a lot of time on a very popular, but non-political website that is like a breeding ground for Obama-supporters. While the website is about something entirely different, it has tens of thousands of current event-minded folks who did vote for Obama. Many of them are disappointed in him and are considering voting GOP. But I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "The GOP doesn't want to vote for Romney, how am I supposed to vote for him?" Many of them say they'll vote for Ron Paul because he's the only one anyone seems enthusiastic about. I think this is huge. Romney may not be perfect, but he's not Obama, and if we rally around him, I'd like to think we can hold him to things. Plus, if we can get over vetting the POTUS nominees, we can focus on Senate candidates and keeping our guys in the House.

I'll vote for Santorum if a miracle happens, but I don't think he can win focusing on social issues so much. If Newt somehow becomes the nominee, I'm going to hop on Alec Baldwin's back and fly to Australia. Hell, I'll vote for Ron Paul before I do that buffoon.

Sorry for the book. If you'd told me I'd be rallying around Romney even a few months ago, I'd laughed in your face. I just think we've already shot ourselves in the foot with the "don't like these candidates" attitude. That's a sure-fire way to get four more years of Obama, if it hasn't already. We need to work on the GOP, but we also need to let the country know we aren't giving up.

Jayhawk said...

Well, I think we're facing a "nature of the beast" situation here. The economy is not going to get better any time soon, and might very well tank again if Europe goes into economic collapse. The next president is either going to have to "go big" in Afghanistan or be blamed for losing it. The Israeli/Iran thing is likely to explode on the next president's watch.

Who in his right mind wants to be president for the next four years?

It's pretty much a case of the mere desire for the job should disqualify the person for the job. That's why all of the people I want to see run are not running. They are way to smart for that.