OK. So I watched the Republican debate last night and I couldn’t help thinking that we deserve better. Let’s start with the top three and half – Giuliani, Romney, McCain, and Thompson.
Rudy so often comes off as a one trick kid of guy, Yeah, granted, cleaning up NYC was a pretty good trick, but I need more. Particularly his response on the gun control question. Isn’t it plausible that he would have been even more successful in reducing crime if NYC had not been declared a self-defense free zone? Yes or no? Give me a straight answer.
Romney. I want so much to be impressed by this guy. His credentials are amazing, but he occasionally misses the easy ones. Semantic blunders like the surge is “apparently” working. I think I know what he was trying to do and he tried to explain it that way, but it was too late. McCain had already tagged him out.
And about McCain, I still like the guy; I admire his tenacity, but sometimes he is just plain wrong and then claims that as a virtue. He will never convince me on immigration or the campaign finance issue. I firmly believe that he is wrong on both. Too much the politician in these instances, not enough of a principled statesman.
Thompson is the no-show candidate. Most of his support seems to come from those who are disenchanted with the currecnt front-runners and are hoping against all odds that Fred can be their savior. Not likely, but we will see in the next few weeks.
And Ron Paul…is he a complete loon? What a nutter. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why anyone is taking him seriously. He is either naive beyond comprehension, or he is daft.