Saturday, January 14, 2012
I'm not one of those bloggers that has vowed not to talk politics this year. I shall talk politics all I want. It will, however, probably be a lot less than last election cycle!
I've been watching the Republican primaries with interest and incredulity. I don't know what I think of everyone, but I know a few things.
- I highly dislike Rick Perry and will not vote for him. When he was rising in the polls I was absolutely aghast. I'm relieved he currently seems to be forgotten.
- It says so much to me that in the current state of the party, Republicans were willing to consider the like of Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich while Hunstman is the ONLY candidate that has never been close to the top of the heap, despite the fact that he is the most experienced in foreign policy issues, which is arguably the President's biggest job. When Huntsman announced he was running I got excited, and I'm just in shock that the public seems to have considered everyone but him. What does this say about how we pick our candidates?
- I like Ron Paul. I really like him. I have more respect for him than for anyone. He's consistent, straight forward, logical, and experienced. There isn't a candidate more appealing to me. BUT.... I absolutely disagree with him on foreign policy. Stink. If he happens to finally gain traction, I will be fascinated.
- I really don't mind Romney. However, I don't think I would vote for him. This probably further proves that he is a) too liberal for most Republicans and b) not interesting enough to beat Obama.