Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The GOP Contenders

It's quite a show - these GOP wannabees. A winner every month or so. First came Trump, then came Bachman, then came Perry, then came Cain. Oh sorry, I was breaking into song about a baby carriage. I meant then came Newt. Poor Mitt, always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

Mitt is too fake, too plastic, not conservative enough for the conservatives. The conservatives will turn to almost anyone it seems in their search to find someone conservative enough. How about someone who serves the entire Republican Party. I guess that might work if the Republican Party knew who they wanted to be. The conservative conservatives don't think there is room for moderate Republicans and they certainly don't think a moderate Republican should be in the White House.

Donald Trump, the biggest self promoter in history to run for President on the platform that Obama was not born in the United States, is holding a GOP Debate. If you heard him on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown yesterday you realize that the circus just pulled into New York City. Why in the world the media gives this sanctimonious bag of wind the courtesy of feigned interest is beyond me. But there are people that love him - in the Republican Party. Newt does - he met with him yesterday. They probably compared jewels and credit limits at Tiffany's.

The only two GOP hopefuls who seem to have a mind of their own and still want to own their own ideas are Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman. Too bad for them since no one is interested in these two Republicans. Why Jon Huntsman has not caught on with the Republican voters is any one's guess but I would venture that he has three things going against him: #1 no Grover Norquist tax pledge signed; #2 he worked in the Obama administration; #3 he is a Morman. This from a guy who said he wouldn't kiss Trump's ring or any other part of his anatomy. But best of all, when you read anything about him, it's said that he is the most conservative of all the candidates running today. How ironic.

Newt Gingrich is the new front runner. The guy the Republicans wanted out back in the 90's. I love the way the conservative conservatives wrap their arms around these family values guys. They loved Cain and they love Gingrich. Two guys whose family values are akin to Lothario. One guy who blamed the media for creating a conspiracy about sexual harassment claims and an alleged 13 year affair. The other guy who led the effort to get Bill Clinton impeached while he carried on his own extramarital affair and was fined $300,000 for obstructing a House ethics probe against him and an ego the size of Trump's.

The sad thing about all this is this is serious business. We need people that don't look like they belong in Barnum and Baily's Circus of horror shows. The really sad thing is there are people out there who believe that Cain and Gingrich are the real deal to lead this country.

Good thing it is only the Republican primary. What else would we be watching right now that would provide more entertainment? Maybe Trump's Apprentice show. It might be fun to see all these GOP contenders compete for Trump's new apprentice. Oh, never mind, they are going to do that on Trump's hosted GOP debate.


  1. You are so right. It is sad there is NOT ONE candidate currently getting attention that would be a good president..let alone, a winning candidate against Obama. The two that might be good apparently don't stand a chance to win. It is a sad state of affairs in the Republican party. At this rate Obama will be handed a second term untouched!

  2. I'm not willing to take bets on who will be the nominee; but, I do hold hope that Jon Huntsman will somehow stay afloat through Iowa and New Hampshire. There is support for him among Republicans. It's a good time to consider contributing to him if you have any interest in affecting the outcome.

  3. Ain't nothin' more special than repug politics.