With the Iowa Caucus’ being held tonight, I thought it would be good for us to have a place to comment on and analyze the upcoming Presidential election.
I’ll post my initial thoughts after the results come in.
(Political bias disclosure – I’m a Democrat who supports Obama’s reelection.)
I’m voting for Hilary.
I wish that was an option. :)
I’m just glad that both Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann were photographed eating corn dogs so we could have this:
I don’t get too excited with politics, but looking at the potential GOP nominees (wannabes) for president, it’s safe to say they’re all pathetic, characters straight out of a Polanski film. So much for Harvard being Harvard if they can produce shit-eaters like this Santorum character. Romney is hopeless, Ron Paul needs to get out of la-la land while Perry needs to get drafted and sent to serve in a real war, alongside immigrants, homosexuals, atheist and patriots alike so he can see a different view outside his peacetime jet cockpit.
The only thing that could beat Obama are his fairweather liberal supporters, if they decided to vote for a third party candidate.
30% reporting and its a three way tie between Romney, Santorum and Paul!
Am I the only one who likes the horse-race aspect of politics?
I think the Republican primary has gained so much attention because everyone knows the general election is going to be such a snoozefest. With these conservative candidates, none of them have a serious chance against Obama (no matter how unpopular Obama might be).
With Romney and Santorum tied for first, it looks like the primary will be snoozefest as well. I’ve always thought Romney was the only viable candidate, but obviously the GOP base doesn’t want him. The problem is there’s no one else running who can be competitive with Obama. Santorum is both too far to the right and of too little charisma (he lost his Senate seat two years ago.) Romney was long thought not to have a chance in Iowa, so he’s exceeded expectations. Of course a win in New Hampshire is essential for Romney if he wants to avoid a long drawn out primary.
The GOP field is like a person with perfect hearing taking in a comedy show in sign language, without the ability to read the signs.
I think at the end of the day, Romney will be the nominee. The Republicans are incredibly predictable and tend to nominate the next in line, the obvious choice. Such was the case with Dole (in spite of the fact that he had zero chance of beating Clinton), Dubya, and McCain. I remember in late 2006, early 2007, everyone assumed McCain would be the nominee. As we got closer to the primaries, all these new names popped up and McCain’s campaign nearly collapsed. But then when people actually started voting in the primaries, they realized all these other guys were giant boobs and fell back in love with McCain.
This year is seeing the exact same phenomenon with Romney. He finished second place last time (just like McCain in 2000) and now is the presumptive front runner for the nomination. I think when it’s all said and done, Romney is the guy the GOP will nominate. Of course Romney doesn’t stand a chance but so what? They got nobody else.
Although it does get me giggly to think of Santorum as the nominee. That would be the funnest election ever!