Now that we have seen a dozen or so debates between the so-called “Republicans,” (I say so-called because neither Gary Johnson nor Ron Paul are Republicans, they are both fringe libertarians), it is time to re-evaluate those left standing, either out front or in the wings.
Of all those out front, Perry is the only choice, unfortunately.
Romney is being forced on us by the media and democrats, in the same manner Dole and McCain were. He has nothing going for him except that he is next in line in a RINO filled GOP. He has an uncanny ability to be on both sides of an issue, and, if anyone notices, it is to their detriment, not his. Arrogance at an extraordinary level.
Santorum and Bachmann, probably the most consistently Conservative candidates we have seen recently, just can’t seem to connect with the voters. At one point, I was considering Bachmann, but she went all Pat Robertson on me, talking about God sending warnings to us through recent natural disasters, like Roberts said of Katrina. Santorum, on the other hand, only has one specific unforgivable fault, in my view. He backed Arlen Specter against a real Conservative. He damaged the country with that one move, and I will never give him a chance to do such damage again.
Gingrich, undeniably the smartest on the stage, cut his throat declaring himself a “Wilsonian Progressive!” Wilson, the incredibly racist embarrassment of a President that gave us the Federal Reserve and the Federal Income Tax, and who segregated the military and the Federal Government, is not someone I want my President admiring or, God forbid, emulating. Newt and obama are exactly the same in a couple of ways…both speak from an intellectual “professorial” point, talking down to the uneducated minions, and both believe the only reason Big Government doesn’t work is that THEY have not been in charge. They both speak from a “we are the one you have been waiting for” point of view.
Huntsman is obama’s personal candidate, there for no reason but to split the vote.
That leaves Perry, a terrible debater, but when seen in less formal situations, easily holds his own and clearly has a grasp on governments role in staying out of the way of business. His part-time Congress idea is worth my vote, and, unless and until someone else jumps in and shows themselves more capable and Conservative, he has it. He is not perfect, but he is 1000 times more experienced in the workings of America, her values and greatness than the current “OWS” community organizer in the White House.
In the wings, Trump lurks, waiting to pounce. While I admire his foreign and domestic business experience, he wouldn’t be able to govern. He would be like Arnold Swarzenegger in California, ineffective due to lack of support from his legislature.
Palin’s re-entry would collapse most other candidacies. Like Perry, her experience and energy policies would be great for America.
Perry/Palin or Perry/Cain could work for me.