Matt Towery

After years as an officeholder, strategist, pollster, you name it, I have truly come to despise politicians. This year's GOP nomination process has sealed the deal.

Is there an honest broker among the bunch? I mean, really, we have heard the bull from the Obama administration, telling us that the economy is coming up roses. We hear that from some media, as well. My only answer for them is to take their New York and Washington, D.C., based silk pants off and walk with the rest of us.

But that does not help this GOP crowd running for president. What an uninspiring, wretched nomination process. They collectively stink. Let's take them on one by one.

Mitt Romney: Too cool for school. He is above us all ... wealthy, powerful and affronted by the fact he needs the conservative faction of his party because he assumes they will follow him to defeat Obama if he lands the nomination. No, Mitt, they don't like you, and unless you quit being so arrogant, they will supply you with just enough of the vote to ... lose.

Newt Gingrich: The smartest man in the room ... just ask him. Gingrich is a conservative, but he is captivated by the Washington, D.C., establishment. He's really never met a smart person who lived outside of Washington. And he has allowed his wife to become an issue in the campaign. She is the most seen, least liked candidate's spouse in recent memory. All unfair to her, but all as a result of Gingrich's silly making. She should have been Nancy Reagan, not a topic for abuse.

Rick Santorum: Acts like he has a screw loose. He smiles like a mule hit by a brick. I like the guy, but he seems about as presidential as an 18-year-old running for the campus student council.

Rick Perry: I actually feel sorry for this guy. Yes, we all know he was obnoxiously arrogant in Texas, but I feel like he has been humbled. But he is out of his league doing his obvious Ronald Reagan impersonation (red tie, hair parted the right way) minus ... the Reagan.

No wonder a Pew poll showed voter interest in this year's GOP field lower than 2008. That's right, lower than the pitiful 2008 primary that handed us a washed up, moderate, touchy and uninspiring John McCain. The Republican Party is in real trouble, and here is why ...


Matt Towery

Matt Towery is a former National Republican legislator of the year and author of Powerchicks: How Women Will Dominate America.
 
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