I didn’t watch the latest GOP debate. I was out playing the blues, getting on with real life.
[It went well, thx for asking. I’m just a fool for yr stockings, I believe.]
Real people have lives and consider government a necessary annoyance. Those who think government is anything but, well, they vote otherwise.
I’m a conservative and I don’t mind—I love me some Newt Gingrich, who was the first Republican who figured out Congress actually matters, and stole it away from eternal Democrat dominance in 1994.
But Brother Newt has only a second-class mind and a fourth-rate temperament. He’s a dick. I dig me some Herman Cain too on the demagogic level, but the presidency is not an entry-level job.
We just found that out bigtime, electing a 2-year Senator whose ideological flaws are only outweighed by his incompetence. Plus, we’re realizing, he has a really crappy temperament, too.
I knew nothing about Rick Perry, although I was hopeful. A true conservative. Well-qualified as a 2-term governor of a bigass state.
But Rick Perry’s a dick, I think. Probably a bigger dick than the last really massive dick we elected, St. Jimmy Carter. Even his own party came to hate him because he was a dick [and he still is].
Which leaves us with Mitt. The joke is that in every poll, BHO loses to a “generic Republican,” and there ain’t nobody more generic than Mitt.
But in this contentious day and age, and with the American presidency being the hottest spotlight on earth where every word or phrasing is parsed, not screwing up is Job One.
BHO’s record as president is fairly indefensible—it is the economy, stupid—so every public appearance Mitt Romney makes where he doesn’t screw up is yet another electoral victory. Can he run the table over the next 13 months?
It’s a big ask, but this guy has a better shot than any other GOPer. On the emotive level, he’s in control of himself, doesn’t let himself get carried away. And the world is such a complex place that we expect our president to be a Jeopardy! champion, and know not only his Keynes from his Mises, but who the president of Tanzania is.
[I’m a reasonably well-read person and politics freak. I have no frigging goddam idea. Jesus, there are almost 200 UN member states. I can barely make it through the 50 US capitals.]
[OK, let’s test meself—North Dakota—Pierre.]
[Looking it up, Godmmit, that’s SOUTH Dakota. Bismarck’s the other one, OK, I got that one right, sort of.]
For the record, while Mitt Romney was @ Harvard postgrad, he scored his MBA and a law degree simultaneously. Top third [cum laude] in his law school class, top 5% in his MBA program.
As a headhunter, it’s my professional opinion that his record is Not Bad. Atall. You may think him a fool, but he’s no idiot.
Me, the worst thing about American life right now is how we’re at at other’s throats. 51% against the other 49, or 53 against the #Occupiers. This sucks.
President Obama is out campaigning already looking for his 51%. He’s a dick.
Mitt’s taking fire from his right flank, but behaving like a president, president of all of us.
Mitt Romney’s qualified and he isn’t a dick. He has my vote—I don’t ask for much in these difficult times.