Thursday, October 20, 2011

A very short blog post

Considering the Republican presidential candidate field, I can only say one thing: never were so many so uninspired by so few.

Exhibit A: Herman Cain and Rick Santorum in a slap fight over abortion.

Exhibit B: Romney, who seems still to remain a heartbeat away from the candidacy, defending himself from controversy about...his religion. Though he doesn't actually like to talk about it.

Exhibit C: Romney and Perry display mature, rational, united conservatism by...palpably not liking each other.

Has there ever been such an uninspiring Republican field? Oh, wait; yes.

6 comments:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

I'm seriously thinking about Huntsman in 2016. I don't think he can get through the primaries this year, but that may put him in line for the next round (a la Romney in 2008).

I'm committed to President Obama for now, but I don't trust the Democrats to have a long ride. They get fat and lazy in no time at all. Huntsman has a sharp mind, a rare commodity in his party today, he has a genuine interest in finding the right policy for the country, rather than scoring brownie points, and he believes in limited government in many of the same ways I do.

You are right about this year's crop.

Deirdre Mundy said...

My husband likes to say that there is no victory so secure that the Republicans can't mess it up.

On the other hand, Ron Paul seems to be doing unusually well in this field.....

Lindsay said...

Ron Paul is the most consistent politician--he's been saying the exact same things for 30 years. No flavor of the month for him. I find him very inspiring, and it is an abomination that the media treats him as they do (which, for my money, their efforts to sabotage are another reason to like him).

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Ron Paul deserves credit for honesty, integrity, and consistency. Unfortunately, many of the things he honestly stands for, I believe would be a disaster.

When the U.S. was on the Gold Standard, we had depressions every decade or so. The original Populists DEMANDED more currency, because when currency gets really tight (as it does on the Gold Standard), farmers can't get credit, businesses can't meet payroll, there just isn't money in circulation to handle it all. That is part of what led the American colonies to take up arms against British taxes: they had to be paid in hard currency, and there wasn't enough hard currency in all 13 colonies to pay the taxes, much less leave anything left over to spend on necessities. I'm afraid Ron Paul simply doesn't know what he's talking about here. As president, he would be dangerous.

All the same, I can't help admiring someone who ticks off politicians in both parties by saying exactly what he means.

Edward said...

I must admit I don't follow politics or political news much, but I have been pretty impressed by what I have heard of Santorum.

Pilgrim said...

I really like Steve Forbes. He's grown on me over the years. I'd vote for him today.....