Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Do-Over, Please

With the Republican field down to four, the Democrat field down to one, and the third party field down to, oh, about a hundred, I've come to a realization: there's not really a candidate to vote for right now, and the prospects aren't getting any better.

Granted, no candidate is perfect, but is it too much to ask that the candidates be at least somewhat competent? Mitt Romney's recent comments about the poor in this country and his attempts to right his campaign after such a blunder make me shake my head at the possibility he's going to become the Republican candidate for President.

Newt Gingrich? I've never been more disappointed by a Republican as I have been with Newt in recent weeks. Sure, he's teed off on the Leftist media, but what does he have besides that? If his performance in Florida is any indication, not much.

Ron Paul? The dude is okay with Iran getting nukes. I'll take "Things Not To Say If You Want To Be President" for $200, Alex.

Rick Santorum? Rick, I like you, but you have the personality of wallpaper paste.

On the Left, we have Barack Obama. After years of simultaneously bashing George W. Bush's policies and using them, Obama has shown he's not capable of leading a Boy Scout troop, let alone America.

That leaves us with third parties. Remember the bar scene from "Star Wars"? That's pretty much the extent of the third party candidates.

Back when I was a kid, I would ask for a do-over if my first attempt wasn't that good. It's elections like that when I am begging for a do-over.

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