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Of course, Republicans are excited about Senator Scott Brown for winning what at first looked like an unwinnable election. Some have even said they want him to run for President.

Why is this?

Well, look at some of the other people who the Republicans have to work with. A recent poll said that these are the the most popular choices for President in the Republican primary in 2012, and in this order:

  1. Why we have Former Governor Sarah Palin! What does she do again? Oh yes, she's on TV! She wrote a book! And she made a speech in front of a group of crazy people.
  1. It's Former Governor Mitt Romney. What's he doing? Hiding under a rock somewhere? Oh, yes, he said he's too busy writing a new book to focus on anything like the 2012 elections...
  1. Coming in third is Former Vice President Dick Cheney. Current occupation? Bitter old man, complaining about things he no longer has any say in.
  1. We have Newt Gingrich, the Former Speaker of the House. What's he been doing? Oh, yeah, he wrote a book too! "Rediscovering God in America." What separation of Church and State?
  1. And we have the Former Governor Mike Huckabee! Yep, like Sarah, he's on TV! He's written a book! (Actually, more than one! One of them was a diet book! No, really!)

Who else has a place in the Republican party? Well, at the Tea Party convention, they got a chance to see Former Congressman Tom Tancredo. Tim Pawlenty has announced he won't run for re-election, meaning in less than a year he'll be the Former Governor from Minnesota. Ditto for soon to be Former Governor Haley Barbour. You also have other rising stars like Former Congressman Duncan Hunter, Former Governor Tommy Thompson, Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Former Governor Jeb Bush. (Ok, that last one only got on the list because his dad said it would be a good idea).

See a pattern here? Scott Brown is special for one reason and one reason only because he has one thing most Republicans don't have: elected office.

Let's all just appreciate the fact that all of the above people are now out of power and are where they belong, peddling their BS on crap TV shows and ghostwriting books for the gullible. Scott Brown can smile for now, but he'll be one with them in three years.

Originally posted to Mikesco on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 09:18 AM PST.

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