I was just thinking this morning that my choice for a Republican nominee as of today is based on sort of a “none of the above” feeling. It is a real shame that this has become less of an affirmative “selection’ process and more of the negative process of “deselection” where we wait for each candidate to demonstrate how unqualified or flawed they are and drop from consideration.
The slogan in 2012 will be “ABO: Anybody But Obama”. I do still believe that any off the Republican field would be better than Obama but the real question is this: will we hand the election over to the Democrats because we are looking for “Mr. Right”?
Rush Limbaugh rightly tags the Democrats as being a conglomeration of a bunch of generally leftist, yet fractious ideologies, that coalesce into a solid voting block at election time to win. Republicans are showing that we are just as fractious in ideology but we seem to be self-destructing as we get closer to election day. Where Democrats see a win by a generally left candidate as acceptable, there are factions on the right side of the aisle that think a win by a generally right leaning candidate is a defeat, one not to be tolerated.
Here’s what that view will guarantee…another term for Obama.
Redstate has this:
All of the candidates suck. Pick one.
So…..do they suck WORSE than Obama?
All of the candidates are politicians. ALL of them think that government has answers….YES, even Ron Paul. THAT’S WHY THEY ARE IN POLITICS.
Romney is a front runner because he’s electable…except when he’s not. He’s conservative…except when he’s not. He’s a businessman…except when he’s not. He’s been running for office since the Last election. Desire for public office like this raises the hackles of many Americans. He’s a liberal Republican. Either we vote for him or Obama is elected and runs the nation into the ground like a meteor hitting the earth.
Gingrich is a front runner because he’s fighting back. He’s not electable…except he seems to have A LOT of support in many states. Is he a conservative? Depends on how you define conservative and to whom you compare it to……like the 1994 Democrats. Does he think government has the answers? Yep. If elected…he will use government power to enact “conservative” ideas, by HIS definition. This isn’t a secret and was, until recently, a point of attraction to many Republicans. Is he an insider? Yep. Is he a former philanderer? Yep. All of his scandals are common knowledge. Is that a point in favor or against his nomination? No one knows. Either we vote for him or Obama is elected and runs the nation into the ground like a meteor hitting the earth.
Via Redstate. Read it all.
I’m going to support and vote for any Republican candidate in 2012.