Friday, April 15, 2011

Starting a little early

But one to not pick up some easy blogfodder, I'm appropriating this preliminary Republican candidate list from Jim over at The Travis McGee Reader.

And my thoughts on each one.

--Michele Bachmann, congresswoman, Minnesota

She seems real enough, but can we afford to lose her in the Senate?
Especially with that idiot moron who stole the election Al Franken drooling as the ony other vote?

--Haley Barbour, Mississippi governor
Seems conservative enough

--John Bolton, former ambassador, Bush II's point man in Iraq
YES! Please.....

--Herman Cain, Godfather's Pizza
YES! The first real American black President.

--Mitch Daniels, Indiana governor
Meh, We'll see... Mr. B says no- maybe he'll tell us why?

--Newt Gingrich, former U.S. House speaker, Georgia
No Farging Way! Way too much baggage, nice to see you making nice with SanFran Nan over Cap-N-Tax.

--Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, Fox teevee star
Another LOSER from the 2008 suckage on a ballot.

--Jon Huntsman, former ambassador to China
....Wasn't he a Clinton guy? Wrong Lib, he's >Obamas boy.

--Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor, VP candidate 2008
Wonderful, but she'd probably be better behind the scene. I would vote for her in a heartbeat, but she's probably not electable.

--Rand Paul, Kentucky U.S. senator (if his dad opts out)
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

--Ron Paul, Texas congressman, former LP presidential candidate
Remember Ross Perot? That's all I'm going to say about the nutjob.

--Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota governor
Conservative enough, I guess.....

--Mike Pence, Indiana congressman
Conservative enough, I guess.....

--Buddy Roemer, former Louisiana governor
Conservative enough, I guess.....

--Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor
YGTBSM The Godfather of ObamaKare. A plastic man trying to pretend to be not a Liberal.

--Rick Santorum, former U.S. senator, Pennsylvania
Conservative enough, I guess.....

--John Thune, South Dakota U.S. senator
Conservative enough, I guess.....

--Donald Trump, businessman, casino operator, teevee star
At least he understands how money actually works


Jeb Bush ex-Governor of Fla.
Just NO. We have enough fake conservatives in DeeCee already.

Alan West Ret. Col. Fla Rep
I would LOVE to vote for this man, but right now, we need him where he's at 2018 definitely!


  1. Kurt, check out this interview Rand Paul did with Reason TV before you condemn him out-of-hand. And ask yourself why men such as the Pauls, with impeccable libertarian/isolationist credentials in line with those of founders like George Washington, are being demonized by the media as much as they are? If you read Robert Heinlein's book Expanded Universe, you realize that the views Heinlein espouses are to be found in the Pauls. Paul and Paul for 2012!

  2. Huntsman is a mostly a creature of the Mormon Church Inc. and the Reagan movement, sort of this generation's Orin Hatch.

  3. Bob- I agree with dad and sons budget cutting tries.
    In theory I also agree with their Libertarian ideals, but I also know that's not going to happen even if either gets elected.
    That being said- I've met Ron Paul supporters. They remind me alot of Har-Krisnas for Paul, and I'm a believer that you hang out with people you're comfortable with.

  4. Definitly not Newt, Huck, Mitt or Jeb.

  5. I live here in Indiana....

    Ditch Mitch.

    Seriously....Just NO.

  6. It's too early for me to think much about campaigning -- kind of like how I watch football but ignore mock drafts.

    That said, I would sweep through your list an remove anybody who places social conservatism above fiscal conservatism.

    I think one reason the CR got sidetracked and the Republicans had to blink was that ill-advised Planned Parenthood rider. It was allowing the Dems to shift blame for a shutdown from their fiscal insanity to abortion.

    I think it is really, really, really important that the next Republican focus on fiscal issues, which are their strength.

  7. I agree Ambi-
    I'm much more of a fiscal conservative than I am of telling people how to act.
    That being said, America was much more civil back in the day...