Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Personal Asides: Romneys Win Makes Me Feel Good but McCain Didnt Do Badly The Very Choosy-Picky Republicans Does Axelrod Have What it Takes?
Mitt Romneys victory in Michigan was okay. Hes still technically my guy but I thought hed have done better in what is his home state. However, hes the guy I would like to hire for the presidency. I still think at the end of it all, McCain will be the nomineeand I hope that Mitt will be the vice presidential nominee because a 72-year-old with cancer should have a superb understudy.
Choosy and Picky.
Every day I meet Republicans who believe somehow that things are as good for them today as they were in the hey-day of the Reagan years so they allow that if McCain is nominated, they would hold their nose and they cannot abide Huckabee and Romney is a issues shifter.
They should understand that 2008 may well be 1974, the Watergate year, and they shouldnt be so cocky but be glad that anybody of any quality decided to run for president on their partys line. Americans regard the Democrats as more competent than the Republicans by a margin of 5 to 3, more ethical by 2 to 1. They prefer Democratic policies to Republican ones from healthcare to taxes. The economy may be tailing south. The Republicans have a Rudy Giuliani with too much personal baggage plus prostate cancer. Fred Thompson is the first actor candidate to pout people to sleep and also has a virulent for latent form of cancer. John McCain is the oldest candidate for president, has dormant cancer, a wife who stole money from a Third World charity she founded because she was hooked on drugs and who got a personal favor from the prosecutors which kept her out of jail.
McCain himself left his first wife because she lost her looks after being in a car wreck while he was in stir, picked up with a nifty looker multi-millionaire whose Daddy helped him run from Arizona, and who tried to kibosh the 1st amendment. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee go together as well as the alumni from their respective schoolsHarvard Business and Ouachita Baptist. Everybody but McCain thinks its nifty to send 12 million illegal Hispanics home at the same time pollsters are telling us the Latino vote is key.
Ron Paul is right there where the issues count: wanting to abolish the Food and Drug Administration, introducing a bill to de-Pasteurize milk, insisting the troops will be home by weeks end and the hell with what happens to the terrorists. If we only trade with the terrorists theyll understand we mean no harm. Also whats this stuff about the feds bombing the Trade Center in order to stir us up? Hes a joy: well, after all, what were the Twin Towers doing in Manhattan anyhow where they dont belong? Standing there as twin sentinels they were well provocative, thats what they were.
Besides, if we have any presence in the Middle East well deserve what we get. Also the Federal Reserve isnt written into the Constitution; therefore abolish it. I have one question: for a guy who raised that much on the Internet, what has he done with the dough? Hes right up there in the single digits. Whatd he do with that brilliant staff of his, put it all in cardboard yard signs? Oh well, wait til he runs as a Libertarian againbeing sure that he runs for reelection also to the House where he can continue the fight for term limits.
Many congressional Republicans have fallen prey to greed and lust; the Speaker looked the other way when one of his party members was importuning boy pages.
Oh we have every right to be choosy we do. Why shoot, man, were the majority party! Oh and by the way, theres more similarity between Hillary Clinton and me than youd imagine. Did you get that little repartee the other day? Nothing like being instructed by a kid who just started shaving about the nature of conservatism.
Yes, we have a lot to be picky about. And choosy. Were big time stuff, we are. We Republicans.
Does David Axelrod have what it takes to run a national campaign for president someone asked yesterday on the web-site. Answer: yes. What will he get out of it if Barack Obama is elected president is the follow-up question. The best of all possible worlds: no, not chairman of the DNC for that pay is peanuts. Steady reference of White House-favored clients which will make him a very-very rich man. James Carville who got clients referred to him by Clinton is a case in point. I personally think Axelrod is brighter and more effective than Carville.