Random political thoughts….
Last night while listening to FOX commentary on the latest Republican debate with Frank Luntz and the responses he got from Republican voters about the candidates I began to wonder about why even though most of them had positive opinions about Herman Cain, they still thought that Romney‘s political experience outweighed Cain’s practical experience in performing the duties of POTUS.
Have we as a nation, forgotten that our founders had never established a nation before? Yet, they gave us the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Where are our priorities? Even though most people have low opinions of professional politicians, the political resume still outweighs character, reputation and practical experience of candidates running in national elections.
One of the main comments made by several in Luntz’s group was that Romney looks Presidential. Who looks Presidential? George Washington had wooden false teeth and Abraham Lincoln was downright homely. If running in this election, they would be flatly refused by the electorate.
I have a lot of issues with Romney, none of which have anything to do with his religion. He is just too ‘slick’ for me. I like Cain and am watching him closely. I am very disappointed with Perry’s debate performances but still prefer him over Romney. I see Santorem and Huntsman as a smart alecks and I am still not ready to put Bachman in charge. Newt would do well in head to head debates with Obama but I highly doubt that Obama will agree to debate anyone. Ron Paul would do well in the fiscal realm but when it comes to national security, I think we would be in trouble.
I know I won’t get everything I want in the Republican nomination and I will vote for whoever gets it in the Presidential election. At this point I don’t know who has the best chance of defeating Obama. I fully expect a lot of underhanded, back door shenanigans from the Democrats. We already see the Democrats promoting ‘class warfare’ in their support of their ‘useful idiots’ in the Occupy Wall Street protests. There could possibly be all out riots and widespread violence if Obama is defeated. I don’t think that there is a coherent plan in the Republican ranks that can or will be able to deal with the Saul Alinsky bottom up, top down tactics that are being implemented by Progressive Liberal elites on the left.
I think that the integrity of the 2012 election will be in question even more than it was in 2008. Is there a ‘perfect storm’ brewing?
- Perry and Romney warned: personal attacks could cost GOP the election (guardian.co.uk)
- Political Wisdom: The GOP Debate in Las Vegas (blogs.wsj.com)
- Many in GOP waiting to commit in presidential race (sfgate.com)
- New poll puts Herman Cain ahead of Mitt Romney in Republican presidential race (100gf.wordpress.com)
- Frank Luntz focus group on the latest GOP debate: Bad news for Perry (americablog.com)