Sunday, January 08, 2012

from the debates

I hope Republicans are paying attention to these debates and the things Romney is saying. Two biggies were when he said only those already well off should run for political office. Isn't it amazing that he is going back to the argument before the Constitution was written that the country should be run by the well off and many thought only landowners should be permitted to vote.


Then there was what he said to Hunstman about the wrongness of him being Ambassador to China under Obama. Hunstman came back with that was how the country is being divided into partisan camps. It's more than that. Romney is declaring you should put the good of your party before your country. Is he thinking at all about what that means?


Really this is who Republicans want for their president a man who changes his mind according to political convenience, who panders to get votes as he did when he favored Mississippi's Personhood bill before the people in that state had the good sense to reject it, who thinks only the well-off should run for office, and anybody who isn't would evidently cheat, and finally that it matters most what benefits your party-- not what is good for the country. Seriously, this guy??? I am totally amazed he has gotten to the top of the pile.

I really hope Republican voters get their act together and figure out that they need somebody else to jump into this contest. The only one currently who could possibly do a good job as president appears to be Huntsman and he doesn't have charisma, limited or no political savvy (seriously answer a question in Mandarin to appeal to the righties??), won't say nasty things about Democrats and Obama; and so forget him, even though his record is genuinely conservative (which means I wouldn't like him either but at least he doesn't come across as disgusting as Romney).

4 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

The Republicans will get their act together when donkeys fly!!! How bad is it? I'm starting think that Nixon wasn't so evil after all.

Rain said...

This is more a follow-up link to the blog before it, but interesting and hope people will read it because it comes from the Wall Street Journal which is right wing and most likely to favor Romney if it can--
Romney at Bain Capital. It makes it very clear that the investors did well during the Romney years which is his main concern from the sounds of it. I've seen a lot of this given my husband's involvement in start up companies. Investors can often totally end a start up based purely on them coming first. Innovation and investing can often nicely work together-- not always and it depends on what rate of return those investors expect...

Rain said...

And I agree, Kay. One thing about Nixon is he put the good of his country ahead of his own when he opted not to fight the impeachment charge and instead resign. I don't think we have politicians like that today. It's all about them

Ingineer66 said...

Nixon also ended the Vietnam War and opened up relations with China and the Soviet Union and started the Environmental Protection Agency.