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[personal profile] hradzka
I figure I'll do a few political posts from time to time this election year, just so all my lefty buddies in these parts know what the righties are thinking.

At the moment, there's considerable unhappiness with the candidates left. Mitt Romney has an accomplished resume and knows how to sort out problems, but he will literally say *anything* to get elected and conservatives don't trust him. Santorum has a consistent ideology, with which I strongly disagree; even people more socially conservative than I am dislike the fact that he has no compunctions about using gov power to compel his ends, rather than leave folks alone. Ron Paul, who's rumored to be suborning Romney delegates to vote for him on their *second* ballot, has ridiculous foreign policy ideas and has no compunctions against sidling up to lunacy if the lunatics'll give him money. And Gingrich, while The Smartest Guy in the Race, is unfortunately a narcissist.

Lots of folks are grumbling about a brokered convention. But who would step forward? Discontented righties have discussed it, and we think we've got a winner. Here, folks, is my chosen candidate for 2012.

Call me crazy, but I think this guy has a real crossover appeal.

Date: 2012-02-08 05:54 am (UTC)
nicki: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nicki
My condolences? Where's Teddy Roosevelt when you need him? :P

IMO the Republican party is a victim of ideologues. Reality won't survive the level of ideology required by the current Republican party so you are either going to get stuck with lying realists or really really extreme big-government conservatives and neither of those is going to be particularly comfortable to anyone who isn't a really really extreme conservative or a liar.

(I had a whole thing on why the current Republican party is also having increasing trouble with women voters, but it's your journal so I'm not going to subject you to my rant on that topic)

Date: 2012-02-09 05:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nicki
I have to admit that I don't generally consider the liberterian side of things because there hasn't been a legitimately serious libertarian candidate in a very long time (several decades? nearly a century? Ever (depending on your viewpoint?) and the Republican party I've spend the most time around is the Rick Santorum end (all those Colorado votes for Santorum? A significant number of them belonged to my semi-immediate family members.)

I would have guessed that Perry would have done well, but, yeah, his public appearances were not impressive. I do like the number of debates this year though. I think it gives a more much reality-based view of the candidates than usual commercials and gladhanding.

Date: 2012-02-08 06:24 am (UTC)
cofax7: climbing on an abbey wall  (Default)
From: [personal profile] cofax7

It is somewhat reassuring that even a meteor of death is preferable to Rick “I get to say what you do with your private parts” Santorum…

Date: 2012-02-08 07:59 am (UTC)
jadey: greyscale a woman's face (ani difranco) eyes upward  (Default)
From: [personal profile] jadey
So is the Canada Party even an option? Maybe in 2016, if we survive that long.

Date: 2012-02-09 02:42 pm (UTC)
jadey: greyscale a woman's face (ani difranco) eyes upward  (Default)
From: [personal profile] jadey
Excellent! We need to strengthen our population presence in the Arctic region anyway. I'm sure they'll settle in nicely.

Date: 2012-02-08 10:33 am (UTC)
foursweatervests: Natasha, hidden (lydia dictadora)
From: [personal profile] foursweatervests
I was going to vote for him, because I love his consistency across the issues. But my one problem is: camera appeal. He just hasn't got it! Always zooming across the screen, never pausing for a decent photo op. I barely know what the guy looks like. How do I know some other SMOD isn't going to take his place and claim to be the SMOD we all love and cherish, and then turn right around and not do the job we voted the real SMOD into? It's so confusing, when you're voting for a candidate you'll never see in person (at least until the time of your untimely death).

Date: 2012-02-10 10:10 pm (UTC)
foursweatervests: Natasha, hidden (Default)
From: [personal profile] foursweatervests
What's your response to the rumors that SMOD doesn't actually stand for Sweet Meteor of Death, but instead, Small Meteor of (minor) Disasters? I don't claim to know much about politics, but I do know that if he's not who he claims to be, this could ruin his entire platform. Not to mention acronym. SMO(M)D? It sounds like someone's mother S'mored them. And that, my friend, spells campaign death. Not literally, of course, catch my drift.

Date: 2012-02-11 04:36 pm (UTC)
foursweatervests: Natasha, hidden (Default)
From: [personal profile] foursweatervests
They are hard workers, indeed.


hradzka: Cassidy, from Garth Ennis's PREACHER. (Default)

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