After NH’s primary tonight, I’ve come closer to who I’m NOT going to support. I am not a Ron Paul person and never will be, so for me, he was out from the get-go, but Rick Perry has really hung himself, as far as I’m concerned. His ruthless statements against Romney (who has never been my first choice, anyway) were beyond the pale.
I have never been interested in supporting Huntsman. I think he’s phoney and his ambassadorship for Obama is a true turn off for me.
I like Santorum but I just don’t see him winning against Obama.
That leaves me with Newt and Mitt and I already said that Mitt has never been my first choice.
Like Perry, Newt is really skating on thin ice with his attacks on Mitt. I don’t think I’m any different than most conservatives and Republicans – we don’t want to hear personal attacks against one another. I want to hear the attacks against Obama and how different the individual will govern, if elected.
I think it’s inevitable that the nominee will be Mitt. And maybe all these attacks on him now, will blunt whatever the Obama machine will try to use against him, later.
As much as I can’t stand Kirsten Powers, I have to agree with her: I have almost no enthusiasm for these candidates and haven’t from the start. The people I’d like to see running – Mike Pence, Paul Ryan, Allen West, even Chris Christie – are sitting this out and that is a huge disappointment. I ask myself if Washington, Adams and Franklin would have said “I’m not ready for this revolution right now. Come back and talk to me in 5 years.”
Of course they would not have. How can these men justify sitting on the sidelines when our entire nation is at stake? When the time does come and they are “ready” to run, I’m not sure there will be a nation left for them to govern.