Perry is out, which means that 2012 turned out as well for my candidate as 2008 did. Chris, and I are now 0 for our last two UGH! So, what now. Well I am not going to get into obnoxious post-mortem. It will do no one any damned good, and I will only come off as bitter and pissed off, which right now, I am. So let other bloggers tackle that task I have no patience for that right now.
The key question now is what, or to say it better who is next? In 2008, after Fred Thompson, like Perry the best candidate for the job bowed out, I decided that Mitt was the next best thing. Huckabee was, well, a used car salesman in a better suit, Giuliani, was, well, a LIBERAL, and McCain was, well, too Mavericky!
So, now in 2012, I am left with Paul, who is a nutcase on too many issues, or Mitt, who is, to me a WEAK, beatable candidate. Then there is Newt, who has such good Conservative ideals at times, but has more baggage that he is more likely to self-destruct, maybe tonight in fact. We will see how the open marriage accusation plays out. That charge IS a he said she said, and both the he and she are cheaters, so, basically how can you really believe either of them?
Then there is Chevy Chase, I mean Rick Santorum, and his obnoxiously Metrosexual sweater vest. He likely is the guy I ought to back. Better character than Newt, of course that does not take a lot, although I find Santorum a decent and good man.
But, Santorum has some areas, ideologically speaking, that trouble me. A bit of a Nanny Stater on what goes in in our bedrooms. A bit of a social engineer with his idea of taxing some businesses more than others. And I have serious issues with his two tax brackets. Ten percent, I like! But, the other rate is 28% WOW~! So at what amount will Santorum want Americans to be kicked in the nuts exactly?
See there is my issue, it really comes down to two guys, Newt or the Nanny Stater. The serial adulterer or Clark W Griswald. Good GRIEF how did we end up with this field?
Oh, I forgot, too many Conservative voters were too consumed with style to note the guy with substance, JUST LIKE 2008! Maybe we do deserve to lose on 2012. But, re-electing the worst president in this republic’s history is simply unthinkable. So, with a firm resolve to beat Obama, and a very large clothes pin on my nose, I say, Go Newt! I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.