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  •  The Republican Party as a whole distresses me, but (8+ / 0-)

    not their current line-up. Nobody officially in the race right now has a ghost of a chance and that's the way I like it.

    Tim Pawlenty is a pandering nothing who isn't even popular in his home state.

    Mitt Romney is burnt toast, having been famous for his pandering longer, plus being responsible for Romneycare. I'd guess the Mormon thing doesn't help, either.

    Michele Bachmann? Please.

    Herman Cain? Double please. He's no worse than the rest of the GOP field (talking about damning with faint praise) and can spew Tea Party friendly buzzwords with the best, but most of the people who hate Obama aren't going to like him much either.

    Mitch Daniels has even less charisma than Pawlenty, if possible. Plus he was Bush's budget director, endorsed cap-and-trade (before he renounced it) and was the guy who appointed the Indiana Supreme Court justice who wrote the majority decision last week declaring the 4th Amendment to the Constitution obsolete and inoperable.

    No, as I said the other week, the only guy who worries me even a little is someone who hasn't yet announced (although I'm pretty sure he will)--Jon Huntsman--and I think he's probably going to run this time just to get national name exposure for 2016, because I don't think anyone can beat the President this time around, barring a disaster.

    But the pathetic nature of the GOP line-up taken as a whole is a good thing, for us. Here in California the Democrats are less than a handful of seats from controlling both houses of the state legislature, which is only impressive if you understand that by "controlling" I mean having the 2/3 majority we need to ignore Prop 13 and ignore the GOP members. The sooner the same can be said of the nation as a whole, the better.

    My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
    --Carl Schurz, remarks in the Senate, February 29, 1872

    by leftist vegetarian patriot on Tue May 17, 2011 at 03:05:58 PM PDT

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