Obama 2012

April 7, 2011

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Can you believe it’s almost that time again? You can’t escape it. Your TV will be buzzing with commercials ending with, I’m candidate x and I approved this message. Yard signs will soon be going up. There will be debate, drama, news articles and loads of political commentary.

In just 10 months, the candidates will descend on the state of Iowa hoping to win their party’s caucus. I can see it now, corndogs, funnel cakes, corn on the cob and anything else that the media can catch the candidates shoving down their throats. Don’t forget Ma and Pa Kettle giving their two cents as to why they like one candidate and not another.

So, I’ve seen some tweets and some news stories detailing who may or may not run. This will be phase 1 of the media bombardment. We’ve already heard that Nobama is going to run again. We have been presented with the likelihood that Newt Gingrich, Sara Palin, Michelle Bachmann and now Donald Trump may run. What I don’t understand though, who the hell is Becky Rusher? She’s 36 and she’s tired so she’s going to run for president. She is all over the board on issues but appears to be fairly Libertarian. Then there is Timothy Gay, the 43 year old disabled truck driver from Ohio. He and Rusher seem to be close on some issues and both are running as Independents. Be sure to send Gay a birthday wish, his DOB is April 8th.

Two people I hope run for the GOP nomination are Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. Neither one will likely win the nomination but both will drive the liberals absolutely crazy! It will be fun to listen to the Angry Squirrel go off another one of his rants as we all imagine him duct taping his head back together following the frustration.

So, does Obama stand a chance of winning in 2012? Yes and no. I don’t believe anyone can beat him from the Democratic side, so I believe he WILL win the democratic seat for the election. I have some serious doubts about whether he can win the election though. It will certainly depend on who wins the Republican seat. Then again, if you put an organized, motivating and melodic Independent candidate like Becky Rusher on the ballot, I don’t think the D’s or the R’s stand a chance. I’m telling you, RINGER!

Looking at the Republican candidates, I don’t see anyone that is going to really motivate the masses though. Most all of the candidates are very polarizing. Think of the names and see what your reaction is. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul and the list goes on. Every one of those candidates will have big issues that will push some voters away from them. Romney is very likable to me, but he has some very liberal views and I have trouble with that as a conservative voter. Ron Paul is nuts, Mike Huckabee is hard to believe, Newt is very outspoken and he rubs a lot of people the wrong way. Palin and Bachmann, both are strong women and very attractive. I believe a lot of people are scared by those qualities. I for one would love to spend a weekend with them and talk politics. I’d love to be able to get in their heads and really see how they think, then write a blog about them. Hopefully, my opinion would not be what we see portrayed in today’s media.

I believe the front runner for the Republicans will likely be Newt. He has a lot of experience, he’s strong on the major areas of concern for conservatives and his resume is loaded. We won’t see any botched interviews with Katie Couric with him because he’s done this for years and is ready for questions.

The ultimate question that I see now is…If we see an Obama vs. Gingrich election, what will happen? I don’t think Obama can win. In 2008, there were far too many people that just couldn’t vote for John McCain. Many of my friends and relatives abstained just because they couldn’t stand McCain. I couldn’t stand McCain either, but my vote was one against Obama, not for McCain. Had everyone that normally votes for a conservative candidate voted, I believe the results would have been different. If the Republicans have an electable candidate this time, I believe the empty suit from Kenya will be packing his bags and taking on a trip to Pahk-ee-stahn (Pakistan).

So tell me, are you ready to caucus?


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wuzafuzz
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 12:41:27

    Looking better than Obama should be EASY but no one on the “right” has grabbed my interest yet.

    I don’t think Palin stands a chance. She blew it when she quit as Gov. Until she spends some time in Congress or a cabinet level position she is unelectable on the national stage.

    Something about Bachmann bugs me. Not sure what it is, but whenever I hear her talk it feels like a teacher talking down to me. She “says” a lot of the right things, but her personality/delivery puts me off. That’s just my knee jerk reaction; I need to learn more. But many people vote on knee-jerk alone.

    Newt. He has the polish and the resume. But he’s spent too much time shilling his books under the guise of a potential run. “I might run, but have you heard about my latest book? Oh, and I’m not running after all.” It has damaged his credibility.

    Trump? I have never viewed him through a political filter. Interesting. But I suspect his personal life (how many divorces?) will damage him with the religious right. (Newt has a checkered past as well.) On the flip side, if enough people realize we are in dire financial straits they might go there. Homebody has zero chops on the all-important national security stage.

    Huckabee strikes me as a snake-oil salesman. Next.

    That leaves Romney. Like you, I think he has too many liberal ideas. On the other hand, maybe ha can say “we tried gov’t health care in Mass and it doesn’t work.” That gives him a little street cred with middle of the road folks. But hardcore conservatives may abandon him in the primaries. If he makes it to the general election he would stomp Obammy.

    That’s the biggest problem. We keep nominating party caricatures instead of well-balanced candidates. That doesn’t mean the conservative cause is dead. The anyone but Obama Express has a lot of momentum. Heck, I’d vote for Charlie Manson if he ran against Obama. What I really hunger for is a true leader I will want to support for their principles, not merely as an Obama alternative.


  2. kosmo
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 14:55:37

    I personally think that the caucus format keeps voter involvement lower than it could be in Iowa. For those who aren’t familiar, each party gathers at a particular time and place. Participants split into groups that show their support for each candidate. If you happen to be unable to make it at that one precise time, you can’t be involved. I much prefer the standard primary format.

    I think Palin would have an uphill battle. Like her or not, it’s hard to refute the notion that she has a lot of baggage … and image if her opponents and the press had an entire presidential election cycle to look for skeletons in the closet? I don’t doubt that she could energize the conservative base, but it’s important to realize that the large chunk of unaffiliated voters in the middle (including me) can easily swing an election one way or the other. I don’t think the UAV’s are going to lean toward Palin.

    What, no support for Donald Trump?


  3. Onij
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 17:08:08

    lol, the republicans got nothing.


  4. Squeaky
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 07:26:14

    With great regret I have to agree with Onij for the first time (and hopefully the last time) in my life, the Republicans don’t have any great candidates. None of them really excite me and probably won’t inspire the conservative base. Fortunately, the Democrats have the same retard eyeing their ticket which WILL inspire conservatives to get out and vote against Obama. If the Dems come up with a more moderate candidate, that could change things. I just don’t see that happening though because there are plenty of unions and kool-aid drinkers that will put BOH back on the ticket.

    If Obama is on the ticket for the dems, the only interesting part form my perspective will be watching to see who he picks as his running mate. I really wonder if he’s willing to put up with Biden’s….moments….for another four years.


  5. Evan
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 08:57:41

    I think, as with almost every presidential election ever, this will come down to the economy. If the economy picks up, then all the buzzword campaigning (“he’s a socialist!”) in the world won’t really matter, and it almost won’t matter who comes out on the R side. Obama will win. On the flip side, if the economy is still in the toilet, then almost anybody that the Republicans trot out (well, except Palin. I think too many folks see her for what she is) will win.


  6. Martin Kelly
    Apr 12, 2011 @ 17:25:04

    It is sad that we do not have a true fiscal conservative out there to choose. That would be my choice. Our biggest problem as I see it is spending – way too much. I would love to see Fred Thomson run again, but he is getting might old. To quote Jim Quinn from the Warrrom.com, “We need some adults in the White House.” Although I disagree with many of the presidents policies, the thing that annoys me is the childish retoric. When a fiend gets (wrongfully) arrested, the president of the United States gets involved by calling sayint that the police acted “stupidly”. When there is an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, he wants to know whose @ss to kick and wants to put his boot heal on someone’s neck. There is simply a lack of maturity. Sadly, I agree with most everyone else here that Sarah Palin is unelectable, not just because she has no experience, but also because she seems to have that sam inmaturity as is currently in office.


  7. wuzafuzz
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 16:11:43

    Onij is right, the Republican’s got nothin’ right now. But unless the ruin of our shared values and economy tickles your fancy it’s not a laughing matter. Yes, I said shared values. Most folks from both major parties agree on a lot of things. The fringe lunatics that ran unchecked for two years do not represent what most of us really want.

    Squeaky raises an interesting question: will Obama keep Biden on the ticket? My guess is no. Judging from Biden’s recent public nap, I suspect he’s angling for a job as an air traffic controller.


  8. Jon
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 00:03:54

    Even though the Republicans got nothing, Currently a generic republican candidate is beating Obama in the polls. The one thing the republicans have that is working in their favor is that Obama is not in their party.

    I’m sorry, but I don’t know how anyone can take Obama serious for a run in 2012. He has made it very clear that he has no idea what he is doing. Look at all the problems we had that he had “inhereted” when he went into office. Is there any problem that isn’t worse now then when he was inaugurated?


  9. chris
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 20:54:29

    Romney seems to show up everywhere I look. He’s written a book and now there’s a book written about him and Huntsman. I don’t have a clear favorite, but I do know that I can’t stand Newt Gingrich. I think he’ll just dish out that same old garbage we’ve been getting for years if he’s elected. I was involved in the 2002 Winter Olympics and I saw first-hand how Romney was all over fixing the problems there. If he can do that with the Olympics, then I would love to see what he could do for America! Okay, so he has some liberal views, but that might be because he had to have them in Democratic State of Massachusetts.


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