The GOP race has me befuddled worse than I ever imagined it would.
The media keeps telling us that the only possible candidates in the running are Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. (Mitt Romney who evidently is completely ignoring conservative media now in an attempt to appease the American left, but I digress.)
I mean, if you would've told me that after the Tea Party of 2010, that the best the conservatives could muster--in a conservative year--with the most reckless spending administration in American history on the ropes--was two of the most inconsistent Republican establishment personalities to ever run for office, I would've likely convulsed.
Compared to the evidence before us as a nation, the amount of serious "get it done" power of will that is to be needed is significant to fix our nation. So after the field has been perused, we're going to have to choose between the guy who authored the healthcare blueprint that President Obama put in place or the only other guy on the stage who has been on record in favor of MANDATING the American people to buy health insurance (just like Obamacare does), I would've confessed to you it begged credulity. That and more convulsing...
Is anybody else here as mystified as me on how it came to choosing between the two abject weakest leaders of the GOP field?
Mitt Romney, a failure in attempting every elective office he has sought for most of the past seventeen years. And Newt Gingrich, a failure as a leader so badly that his own party ousted him after he engineered their greatest comeback.
These are the best options?
Unlike Ann Coulter, I'm not so clearly convinced that Romney will win. And unlike Newt Gingrich, I'm not sure Newt Gingrich should just automatically be given the reigns of power.
Romney will win if the coming Newt implosion happens during the primary and Mitt is our last chance to prevent Ron Paul from becoming our surrenderer-in-chief. But I sure would prefer a different option. For certainly we will be in a much worse position if Newt gets the nomination and then suddenly decides to mandate carbon credits, while lunching with Nancy Pelosi on a park bench.
All of this on the heels of our nation's greatest outcry for grassroots, common sense.
Which brings me to what happened last week...