Okay so we all saw Perry's big announcement today coming. You can't hang around in last place in the polls for too long before you become a drain on the whole system. I hate that Perry's bid played out the way that it did but what are you going to do? Wasn't his time.
Perry had improved a great deal since those first debates but
maybe it was too little too late. I think also that too many people
listened to Rick Perry and heard George W. Bush and they just aren't
over Bush yet. Although I still think history will redeem Bush in the
So where to go from here?
Pundette has gone to Rick Santorum. Stacy McCain has been with Rick Santorum since Herman Cain dropped out. Legal Insurrection is still with Newt.
I don't know where I'm going right now.
To be honest, I just don't like any of them. I don't.
How can the Republican establishment have farked this up so
badly? That's a rhetorical question - you don't have to answer it.
It's because they're the Republican establishment.
All this PR about "we really do have a strong field of candidates" is
just crap. I don't even want to begin listing my grievances with these
candidates. Not enough time and it's all been said.
Is it too late to get Michele Bachmann back?
I suspect that the Democrats are more afraid of Newt than anyone
else and you can call me a conspiracy theorist if you want to but I
think that's in part what pulled Marianne Gingrich back into the limelight. I don't think Team Obama wants to debate Newt.
And when in the hell did debating skills become a prerequisite
for running for president, anyway? Speaking skills are important but so
is executive experience, intelligence, foreign policy knowledge and
experience, business acumen, character, integrity, and honor.
Coming into this election I've always said that "a dust bunny
could beat Obama," because WTF is he going to run on? His record? His job killing, debt hiking, food stamp raising, partisan, scandal ridden record? Seriously?
But here's the Republican establishment about to hand it right back to him.
I'm going to stick my head in the oven. Maybe there's a beer in there. And a match.