It appears Republicans want casual looking guys until they get in the White House where they better wear suits every time they do anything in the Oval office and they want red meat-- hate talk. It's funny as they say Iowans turn on anybody who uses nasty ads. Maybe that's so but they sure like the nasty speeches against Obama. If they are lies, it seems to work just as well as do they bother to check anywhere on what these guys say?
The further this thing with the Republicans goes the worse it looks. I mean there isn't one of them who would not shaft Americans who have different religious values from theirs. There isn't one of them who has any idea why we have a government and how to make it work better. They all want to take away health coverage help for lower income Americans, and if you happen to have a child born with a serious chronic illness, pffft to you. Except for Ron Paul, their idea of American exceptionalism is fight wars overseas. I am just amazed that this is what Republican voters want anywhere. Yes it doesn't say it is what Iowans want as this was just the Republican party but what has happened to that party?
And Santorum, who nearly won, he would let states ban birth control. He would send us back to the 50s or maybe the Dark Ages. There would be no rights for people on the area of sexual morality while he claimed all the rights for the corporations. Honestly these dweebs are the best the right can deliver? Read how Santorum appeals to Iowans on welfare abuse using black people as the main ones who receive it. Santorum on entitlements and black people . Seriously you don't think that is a racist line?
People on the right are worried about Obama as a secret Muslim and wanting to destroy the United States for some hidden agenda of his own; but do they pay any attention to what they are offering as an alternative? They claim they believe in freedom and yet would use fear and religion as a way to take more freedom from Americans than Obama could dream of wanting.
As a leftie, I am depressed that a good alternative isn't being presented from the right. And if anybody tells me that good alternative is Romney, I suggest they look at his record. Gingrich didn't exaggerate it. The more I listen to Romney, the worse he seems. Gingrich isn't wrong. Romney is a ruthless liar. He smiles with a pretty face but he is using his corporate experience as evidence he can run this country when he fired people as his way to gain more money for himself and it appears he's about to do it for Americans as a whole.
Some Democrats are thrilled at this mishmash of candidates, because they think this will guarantee a win for Obama; but seriously what if one of these trolls won? Do Americans really want this kind of thinking to run our country? Do they want to go back to the 50s for Civil Rights? Blame others for our problems? Fight a war in Iran (which might come anyway but should it be red meat on a stump speech where Romney virtually guaranteed it without explaining how he'd pay for that one? End all entitlements like Social Security and Medicare, which although not all of them would promise that (Paul would), they all criticize and would make them virtually worthless? Are the right wing Christians so ignorant of their own faith that they think this is what Christ teaches for values?
I am shaking my head and understanding why a lot of people don't want to even read or watch the news right now. This is just plain depressing and not just the candidates but the reason they are there and who is supporting them. Doesn't the right wing have anybody else to run to save the day for us all-- right or left? I realize no rightie will please me with their corporation first attitude, but there are lesser evils among them... aren't there? Or has the far right so taken over that party that there is nothing but what we now see on their debate stages? Seriously? That's all there is?