Anybody but Obama?
Surely you might consider leaving out the dead, members of foreign royal families and the legally hampered in other senses, Mike? Painting in such a broad brush might even suggest you'd consider voting for folks censured by your own Party, such as Former Speaker of the House Gingrich.
Part of the Problem here is that the Republicans has alienated themselves from what much of the rest of the country and much of what used to be The Republican Party used to consider mainstream American and the center of American life that by voting for what is now considered standard Republican point of View, they almost automatically alienate the rest of the population and leave the closest thing to a centrist Republican Candidate to be exactly the guy who most upsets you here.
I agree with your upset, by the way, though because the man comes across as absolutely brutal, stupid and uncaring in this particular exchange, while he may not in fact actually be that way. He may merely be clueless about how to behave gracefully in a potentially humiliating situation, caught between the way he's got to act to please one set of backers, how to behave to push his electioneering position forward and trying to figure out what his own position may be personally and what place that may have in this whole mess. Very difficult business to handle smoothly, and I'm sure I would have looked worse, since my impulse would have been to say that I thought his position was tragic, but that you can't make good law on individual tragedy, which have no sense of what the public needs as a whole, only with what's gone wrong individually.
And what a pitifully incomplete answer even that is, by the way.
The whole election seems to feel like a bunch of people trying to extoll the merits of advertising slogans to me with very little contact with reality on either side. I'm almost sorry that the Republican Primary is getting so much coverage first. I can hardly wait to see what my folks are about to whip up. Although I must admit I was pleased to see the first appearance of The New Clean Coal of this election cycle on an ad last night, sort of seeing the first new Robin of spring a trifle premature of course and frozen to a puddle in New Hampshire, but a harbinger of things to come.
I do love the smell of burning values in the morning.
Mussolini and Lucky Luciano will be pleased to know that your vote is available if none of the Other opposition party candidates are willing to make it back from the frozen nether reaches to be a viable candidate. They will count on you're willing support.
If you remember your Dante, the bottom of that region that tends not to print on this family web site is, contrary to popular opinion, frozen over. From the very bottom, an enormous pair of shaggy legs stack out of the ice. It is by climbing the fur on these legs, hand over hand, that a candidate and his advisor are apparently to reach the gates of the White House, so, Friend, you've apparently got President Obama starting out in the right place.
With campaign advisors like you, how could a guy go wrong. You've positioned him at exactly the right place at exactly the right time and given him exactly the right traction. The only problem now seems to be if the Republicans can catch up.