Saturday, May 19, 2007

DEMS - 0, GOP - 0

We're back and resuming regular posts today. I hope you'll continue checking this page for new information and a realistic, though abbreviated, take on some of the news of the day. Read on...

We have at least 18 current presidential candidates, at least four others intending to announce, and not one of them does anything for me. I have to agree with Jed Babbin of “Human” when he calls them, not candidates, but contestants. When you see eight or ten people sharing the same stage, what else does it look like?

I watched the second GOP debate the other night on FOX and though the questions were much, much, more intelligent than the childish queries made by the MSNBC dopes, the answers weren’t much more exciting than the first round. And even though the contestants injected much more humor - unfortunately, not all intended – they were still quick to invoke answers they think Ronnie would offer. President Reagan was again, the clear winner as stooge, I mean candidate after candidate, told us that they would do as Reagan did and…well, you fill in the blank.

All and all it was another real yawner. I’ll say this…for as much as they like to compare their answers to what Mr. Reagan would do, there isn’t a Conservative in the bunch. Not that I recognized anyway.

The more they told me how they would do like President Reagan, the more I yawned. It would seem that not one of these people can take a stand, stick to it and sell us on why it would be good for us. Instead, they try to convince us that their stand is the same as Ronnie would take. Man, grow a pair, guys!

Horrible as it was, I had to watch it because, well, I’m messed up like that.

I’ll give the GOP candidates this though; they sounded like men. One more time, they sounded like men. Well, with the exception of Ron Paul, who seems like the missing link between Jimmy Carter and Mike Dukakis. When I watched the Democrats debate, it was real hard telling where Hillary left off and Edwards and the other wusses began. They could have had a real man candidate but they ran him out of the Party during his senate race. His name was Joe Lieberman.

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner in their book “Freakonomics,” argue that statistically, elections come down to pretty much one element…likeability. Well, some of them are likeable. Take Obama…please! Barak Hussein is likeable, but empty as a porn shop in Tehran! If our extremely intelligent electorate is going to elect the most likeable candidate, we’re screwed! I mean…if the four years from 2009 to 2013 doesn’t bring us another conservative for the nation to rally around again, like Mr. Reagan, then we’ll know that conservatism is truly dead.

So not one of the three Republican front runners; McCain, Giuliani or Romney have any kind of conservative track record. And none of the other contestants stand a chance anyway. Enough of that for now. But if you can tell me how one or two of them don’t suck, please let me hear from you! I’m always open to enlightenment…

‘Till then…


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