Pining for the next great Republican candidate

Now every conservative’s hope is that Chris Christie will run. I probably don’t need to explain, but it appears that’s because Rick Perry has disappointed. Mitt Romney was never the conservative choice.

And amusingly, Chris Christie is not really that conservative. Remember the Scott Brown thing from Massachusetts?

So here’s my point: the kind of leadership America needs right now doesn’t exist because this crop of elected haven’t been properly challenged. President Obama caught a bit of flack the other day for saying American has gone soft, and I’m inclined to believe the observation is accurate. I’m also here to suggest Obama is more than slightly delusion if he thinks a guy who can’t string two sentences together without a teleprompter is ready to whip us into shape.

I know we’ve bashed this Republican field around for a while already, and no, I’m not referring to Sarah Palin, but I still can’t help but think we haven’t met our next president yet.

But then, maybe that’s nothing more than wishful thinking.


  1. Cindy. i share your disappointment in one respect. there has never been and will never be a perfect President. they are human, emotional and physical specimens just like us. they have a temper and make mistakes just like us. for the most part the President is the commander in chief of the military and the leader of the free world. congress has immense power held in tow by our check and balance system of government. in the past we have been told; Wilson and Eisenhower will keep us out of war; Lincoln will keep us one country and one union; FDR will end the depression; Reagan will end the Soviet Union; Ford will hold the line. etc. etc. these are images and slogans. but they were real people just like us.

  2. I disagree. I think you should take a look at Gov. Gary Johnson. Not only does he speak very well on small government, but he has a proven record of implementing those policies in New Mexico where he was governor for two terms.

    I think having someone with executive experience running for President is very important…. which is something many of the current “small government” field don’t have. Gary Johnson not only talks the talk, but he has walked the walk.

  3. Okay, let’s look at this from a factual perspective. Today is October 3rd. We learned that the South Carolina primary will be January 21st.

    That means Iowa and New Hampshire will be in early January. I just don’t think it is possible at this point for someone to jump in the race at this stage. There’s just so much to do… raise money, plan a strategy, prep for debates, get on all the ballots, secure endorsements, secure media interviews, etc. The only way it could be done is if some of this has already been done behind the scenes. That’s why if anyone jumps in, it will be Palin. She at least had the free time to organize some of this already if she wanted to. Christie has a day job. Plus, he’d have to win NH to have any chance and Romney is just so far ahead there. I just don’t see Christie jumping in at this point.


    I liked Jonah Goldberg’s line on Obama’s soft comment: “Seriously, in 2008 we elected a community organizer, state senator, college instructor first term senator over a guy who spent five years in a Vietnamese prison. And now he’s lecturing us about how America’s gone “soft”? Really?”


    And you know I can’t let your “Mitt Romney was never the conservative choice” charge go by the board without comment… I think you’ve been listening to Belling too much. 🙂

    Personally, I think Mr. French makes a pretty persuasive argument…

  4. there is a history of pols who cannot win re election in their own home area , who opt to run for president.

  5. Anonymous Politico says:

    At this point, I’m willing to admit that Mitt “Resistance is Futile” Romney is most likely to get the nomination. Rick Perry is self-destructing, and conservatives in the Republican Party aren’t willing to stomach another big government conservative with a Texas drawl. I’m not excited about Romney, but the rest of the Republican field makes for a sorry excuse in a democracy like ours. Still not sure what I’m going to do on primary election day, maybe I’ll just take in a good movie.

  6. That would be a good day for us to meet up at Eddie’s 🙂

    Although honestly, I still think Cain has a chance to dethrone Romney. Not a big chance, but a chance.

  7. Anonymous Politico says:

    That 6/10/11 post was the work of my evil twin, Anonymous Politico. Does that work?


    The only thing that can save us now is Sarah Palin.

  8. Actually, Palin getting in would instantly make Romney the nominee as the tea party vote would all be split amongst her, Perry, Cain, and others.

    The way Romney can lose if all of that support unifies around 1 person. It is not going to be Perry after his recent debate performances. Hence my comment that Cain is the only one with a prayer.

    Maybe a Palin endorsement of Cain would be your best chance….

  9. Anonymous Politico says:

    Apparently, Sarah Palin won’t save us. Republican field for president lockdown in 5… 4… 3… 2… 1.