Thursday, June 23, 2011

Soapbox candidates make for nervous constituents

Are Republicans and their many tentacles of Political parties ever happy?

To paraphrase John Stewart;
“Republicans are never happy. You can give them $1 million with no
strings attached and they’ll answer ‘great thanks, now I have to go buy a wallet.’”

Now, I have stated many times over the last month that the Republican Presidential candidate field is filled with “has been and never was” individuals and it seems many of their constituents are feeling the same.

The candidate field is so bad that the Con-Opinionators need to throw other Republican names into the mix to cause a stir to feel good of a possible victory come November 2012.

The likes of Bill Crystal throwing out names of Sen. Jim Thune and NJ Gov Chris Christie or Sean Hannity consistently showing his man-crush of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio have been added to the many calls for South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Rep. Paul Ryan makes one wonder how this party can exist with so much indecision.

Of course, those from New York can’t be left as NYC’s Rudy G and former Gov Pataki have decided to fathom the thought one more time.

Its fact that a large majority of Republicans were not happy with 2008’s choice in John McCain, even those Con-Opinionators had a hard sell on him.
As well as another majority that was too afraid of Mitt Romney’s Mormon belief. By the way, now with Jon Huntsman jumping into the fire, that’s 2 Mormons running and both are about the best qualified of the lot.

So what exactly do the Republican faithful want in a candidate, well I hate polls but Bloomberg News released these zany findings:
 85% say they want a strong candidate on Social Issues
 75% say marital infidelity makes a candidate less attractive
 60% say supporting a tax increase in the past would make a candidate less attractive
 67% say voting to raise the debt ceiling would make a candidate less attractive
 55% wanting to change Medicare into a private pay system with government subsidies would make a candidate less attractive

Those numbers basically scratch out Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty & Michelle Bachmann of the current candidates.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the Republican Party truly does not want to win in the Presidency in 2012, but is looking more towards recapturing both Houses of Congress and then focus on the White House in 2016.

Seriously, who wants to take over the issues we currently have that it seems the current Congress would rather not correct, but instead pull out their soapboxes and pander in front of the cameras for their own vanity.

Until the cameras go away or some sort of leadership arrives in Congress & White House, we are stuck in a financial rut with no hope.

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