Today I find myself in much the same position as four years ago. There is no candidate that makes my blood rush and I expect I will once more pull the lever in the voting booth with one hand and hold a puke bag in the other.
Last time around, I voted for Sen. John McCain (one of my all time least favorite Republicans) and felt ashamed I had done it. I knew he would lose but I had no other viable choice. So, here I am, on the porch of my mind watching the candidates flop in the campaign winds and I know that in November I will again be faced with going to the party with the ugly girl.
Gov. Mitt Romney is Conservative-lite who is much like a robot created by Carl Rove in his basement.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich has great ideas and vision I can embrace but morals that almost equal Bill Clinton’s at a White House pizza party….with only one guest.
Sen. Rick Santorum says all the right stuff but he is the kind of guy who wouldn’t even by funny if parodied on Saturday Night Live. He just seems out-of-place in the spot light of a Presidential campaign. Getting things done inside the beltway requires compromise and Rick doesn’t know the meaning of the word. He is off the reservation on some of his views.
Then there is Uncle Ron. There are some things I like about him, but when it’s all said and done, I think he is better suited as a character in a Dilbert cartoon than the most powerful man in the world.
So, I’m waiting for the smoke to clear, and I’ll go vote for Mitt in November and expect slightly better than what I’ve had from Obama. Romney will not attack spending, (our greatest enemy is us), he will not work toward significantly changing the tax code, and I seriously doubt he will do much about Obama Care since it was cut according to a pattern he drew.
That’s politics in the USA in 2012. Maybe things will be worse in 2014. If it gets bad enough, maybe people will wake up from the nap the American public has been taking for the last several decades.