Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Why Republican Candidates look like they Suck but Really don't

Such is the theme of Michael Medved's latest article. He gets through it without noting that because of President Bush's cratering, the prospect of any Republican getting elected is not, shall we say, guaranteed. Still it is full of nice up beat paragraphs like this.
If there’s one sentiment that seems to unite desperate Republicans in the run-up to the campaign of 2008 it would seem to be profound discomfort, if not outright disgust, with the current field of Presidential candidates.
Of course while that sentence puts a smile on my face, I have to admit it might not for our Republican friends.

His analysis is that there are too many Republicans and none of them are big names. So they tend to blend together, like the 9 little dwarfs David Limbaugh was writing about the last time around. He also notes that Democrats are a lot more fired up about their candidates. He attributes this to the first angle - we have the first serious black candidate and first serious woman candidate and first serious Latino candidate. Sorry Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Carol Mosley Braun, and Elizabeth Dole - you just aren't serious. Apparently.

I wonder how long Obama will be "serious" if he doesn't get the nomination. A week? Week and a half?

Anyway it's a heartening article for those who don't want Republicans in the White House in 2009.

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