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Saturday, November 5

Republican Nominees

I seem to be at the bottom of the barrel as far as interesting topics go. So, why not take a look at the Republicans throwing their hats in the ring for 2012? Can’t get much lower in the barrel than that. The original list was too long to consider individually, but now, only two months from the Iowa primary, many have been weeded out. Probably the most notable weed is Sarah Palin, who pulled out a month ago. And Donald Trump, who kept saying he could win the presidency in a breeze, finally saw the light and dropped out. Either of those two would have put the kiss of death on a Republican win over Obama. Jeb Bush looked promising for a while, but then, why would we want another Bush in the White House? Mike Huckabee went, Rudi Giuliani went. That left Newt Gingrich, probably too controversial to stick around much longer. And then there were four: Michele Bachman, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney. Bachman is too much a Palin clone to be taken seriously, looks too much like Palin, sounds too much like Palin, makes the same sort of semi-stupid remarks as Palin. Herman Cain has probably shot himself in the foot with the recent sexual harassment issues. But wouldn’t it have been interesting to see two blacks running for the presidency? What in the world would all the rednecks have done? Probably stay at home. Then there’s Rick Perry, another Texan who can’t pronounce “nuclear.” I thought George W. Bush was ignorant and stubborn for continuing to mispronounce it as “nucyuhlar,” but I just heard Perry do the same. I don’t think there are enough in the Bible Belt to get him elected. His insistence on denouncing evolution as a scientific truth and his statement that creationism should be taught in public schools will take him out of the race. And if that doesn’t do it, his speaking inability will. Who’s left standing? The only one with a chance to beat Obama next year? Mitt Romney. And his Mormonism won’t be a factor. If the unemployment rate drops below 9% before the election, even he won’t be able to beat Obama. Now we’ll just have to wait and see.

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