I just cannot get behind Mitt Romney. I don't think anybody should trust that guy (even if he's in their direct line of vision). Even the New York Times has commented on how Mitt Romney has changed his position from liberal to conservative on pretty much every issue since he was governor of Massachusetts. He's a "say what it takes to win" guy. Yuck.
Huckabee is a smooth debater when it comes to religious topics, but I'm not convinced he has the necessary knowledge to run the country (unless he's financially running it into the ground). He loves to appear compassionate, and it appears that he would love to spend my money very "compassionately." That coupled with the fact that he's a FORMER minister... I don't know. I just don't feel right about him. (I know, I know... it's not very rational to say that I don't feel right about somebody and that's why I don't support him - but it is what it is.) So... YUCK.
McCain is typically the one with an R after his name among a group of people with D after their names, working on some project or another. It was recently pointed out to me that McCain was in a similar situation during the S & L scandal of the late 80s. He and four Democrats were referred to as the "Keating 5" because they had profited from the scandal and had asked the chief investigator to back off the investigation. Ironically, it was after his own bad behavior that McCain decided that campaign finance reform was needed and he has worked tirelessly on behalf of the people to silence their free speech ever since. Eeeewwww!! YUCK.
And that brings me to Giuliani. He's not gaining much traction -- and he's not exactly a conservative (which may be stating things far too mildly). And he also has ties to criminals in New York. The only thing that he has going for him is that he understands the terrorist threat to the United States and the rest of the world. So, generally, he's a YUCK.
Ron Paul -- well, I find it admirable that the man is tenacious enough to still be on stage with the others in debate. He routinely gets ten percent or less of the vote in each and every state. That's not enough on which to build a candidacy (for which I find myself truly grateful). As I've stated many times before, the man is close to certifiable when it comes to foreign policy. Not exactly who I would like to see leading the free world.
What is one to do with this group? Close my eyes and point??
Then when we go to the Democrat side, we have Hillary (recently endorsed by the New York Times - what a surprise!!). Shrill and mean, she is the ultimate example of what NOT to marry for every young man in the United States of America. Of course, it could be argued that the man she married is a large part of what shaped who she is today... But regardless, she's a scary creature.
Barack Obama... bless him, he does his best to keep the campaign decent (which is not easy to do when you're battling the Clinton machine). He truly appears to want change in the rhetoric and the ability for Republicans and Democrats to work together (on his agenda, of course). He could probably pull it off to some extent, too.
And John Edwards... my, my, my. I wouldn't want him in charge of my local beauty shop, much less in charge of the good old USA. I actually shudder when I think of him going to court and representing people... I really think that he's in this to try and get the Vice Presidency this round, because even he cannot think that he's a serious contender for the Presidential ticket.
Oy. Given this pool of people, I'm just not sure that I'm cut out to follow politics at all!! It's really a case of "no news is good news" no matter how you look at the phrase. We've reached a point where I cannot fathom a pretty outcome to the election. Sliced every which way, the outcome is (at best) mildly scary and (at worst) the beginning of the end. And yes, I'm purposely being melodramatic here. Just for the fun of it.
I can sum up the current crop with one word: YUCK.