"Roger Simon at Politico posted an article about the republican presidential debates. I find it both fascinating and horrifying that we have the group of candidates that we have. Mr. Simon feels that all Obama has to do is to allow them to debate and then when making ads, play the candidate who wins verbatim.
You mean to tell me that we are allowing people who say "oops…", That vaccine made her daughter retarded"(add red neck southern accent for additional fun), and this great one down here:
"The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the more manly he is...A manly man (doesn't) want it piled high with vegetables! He would call that a sissy pizza..." to run for leader of the free world?!
You gotta be kidding me. This is what the republican party has put up to vote on? Actors from a Saturday Night Live skit? And they actually have some popular support? One thing it says to me is that the republicans think that Obama is more of a threat for re-election than they want to let on. The only candidates that seem to have sense are Hunstman, Romney, Paul and Gingrich. Gingrich looks like he's trying to sell books and two are actual contenders. But just like musician's in the 90s thought about Babyface: He's talented, but place him in with the artist/producers of just 10-20 years ago, and he'd just be another talented producer, but perhaps not the top. Romney is the same way. There are many other Republicans who are weighty, have real ideas, and though I may not agree with them, have a real vision and experience to carry them out.
I think it says a lot about the state of the electorate. We have been so let down and so entrenched in entertainment that panders to our most mind numbing feelings, we think it's ok to have a "straight talking" person run for president. That would be fine if the straight talk made sense. It makes me remember Sarah Palin and how she was made fun of on SNL by re-doing one of her interviews VERBATIM as a skit! They didn't alter it at all! This is where we've come to. It just makes us look bad as a country that these people actually have support. As I say in one of my rants, "WHAT THE HELL?!!!"