Friday, May 6, 2011
What You Gonna Bring Us, Keep us from the Gallows Pole?
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty: No. No, no, no, no, no. In the words of S.B.: "Typical snot-slick politician."
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum: No. Too much of a Fundie for my taste. It makes me cringe to hear the typical conservative social agenda blather trump what I consider to be more important issues. The personal is NOT political. Go. Away.
Godfather's Pizza mogul Herman Cain: Mmmmmmmm, pizza. Best line of the night: When asked about his lack of political experience, pointed out all the people in Washington with so-called experience who have been elected, and then said. "How's that working for ya?" I wouldn't mind seeing him in the White House.
Millionaire businessman and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson: One of the best governors this state has ever had. Honest, upright, clean living dude. I've met him and he's a straight shooter, his ideas are out-of-the-box sensible, but he had a terrible showing last night. Still needs to "cook," as Pam would say. But I liked what he said about Afghanistan. That we went in for good reasons—to get Osama bin Laden and to break the Taliban's stranglehold, which we initially did until we mucked that up—and now we're building roads and bridges and schools and borrowing 43 cents of every dollar in order to do that, adding to a debt so bloated, it's literally impossible to count that high.
Texas Representative Ron Paul: I was heartened to hear that most of the audience's loudest cheering followed Paul's comments. Outside of Gary Johnson, the most common sense, libertarian-minded of the current crop of republitards. What some detractors call a nut case, I just see as justifiably grumpy. He should be. We have a LOT to be angry about. Let's do something really hopey-changey and elect this guy. Most everyone else is just a cardboard cut out that people will vote for for the same old/same old reasons, and, seriously, how bad could it be? No worse than what we've got going on now.