Another 5 Reasons Obama Will Win A 2nd Term
Back in April, I wrote an article entitled, "The 5 Reasons Obama Will Win A 2nd Term". In that article, I described the competition that he was facing with the Republican party and why the best bet of the GOP would be to wait until 2016 when they could field a better candidate. I had quite a bit of backlash from GOP supporters on how "I should wait" until the real Republican candidate steps forward and will totally blow everything Obama is trying to do out of the water. So here it is, almost September. It is 14 months before the election and we are still waiting. Obama continues to build capital for his uncontested race and the Republican party hasn't come up with a viable candidate. Sure, they look good at first, but then we realize that they are just a parody of leadership. I feel that the Republicans hoping for a viable candidate in 2012 is like the proverbial search for Prester John (look it up). He or she just ain't going to be found because they don't exist. If the GOP still thinks they have a chance, let us look at our choices and you can decide who will do better in the position.
While being the frontrunner for the Republicans throughout most of the Spring and Summer, this guy's supporters are starting to fade. The Evangelical vote thinks that he belongs to a cult. The Conservative base is upset with him because he basically is the founder of Obamacare. Even if he could hurdle those two obstacles, middle America is going to dislike him because he just bull-dozed one of his perfectly good 2700 sq. homes on the seashore for an 11,000 sq.home because the first one was "inadequate to his family's needs".
This Texan governor reminds me of George W. Bush. He looks like him, drawls like him, and he even swaggers like the ex-President. This, of it own, would not nix a vote to him. His weekly prayer sessions, collaborating with people like John Hagee - the Worldwide Ministry pastor who got John McCain in hot water for his views against Catholicism (he referred Catholicism as the "great whore" of Revelation) - and his total disregard for certain portions of the Constitution are enough. Perry has sided with Texas Secessionists in the past (while not publicly advocating secession). Overall, he plays well to the far right base, but he is going to lose the independent vote with statements like "Social Security is a Ponzi scheme". His point may even be valid, but the elderly, who vote in earnest when it comes to presidential elections only hear "blah, blah, blah, I am going to get rid of your social security, blah blah." I don't think he is ready for Prime Time.
I've written about this woman several times in the past. She's crazy. I mean bat-shit crazy. Her insane political views are enough that I could write a book on her. She believes that through prayer, you can abolish homosexuality (lose the gay vote), that we should re-instate McCarthyism to weed out Jihadists and Socialists in Washington DC (there goes the left and the elderly who remember the early 1950s), she's a gaffe machine who believes John Wayne and John Wayne Gacy are from the same town, and this past week she blamed the recent earthquakes and hurricanes on "God telling Americans we have too much spending!". She believes that God cares about our budget, but global warming and dinosaurs are make believe...
This former U.S. Senator is non-descript. I actually forget that he is still running except for when I type in his name on Google the first thing that pops up is a reminder to his extreme anti-homosexual views. Don't know about this? Type in Rick Santorum on Google. Make sure your kids aren't around when you do it, though. This is what happened when he decided to publicly bash homosexuality. It hasn't been the first time he went over the line. In 2005, he blamed the citizens of Boston for Catholic priests abusing worshipers, and in 2006 he claimed that we actually found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. I don't think we are going to listen to him making statements from the Oval Office.
I have to put Ron Paul on this list. If I don't, I'll be read the riot act from Ron Paul supporters saying, RON PAUL 2012! First off, it isn't going to happen. He doesn't have the nationwide support, the money to run a campaign, nor the capacity to handle the stress of being President of the United States through four years. He's already a thousand years old! Actually, he just turned 76 - so he'll be 77 by the election. This makes him 81 by the time he leaves office. Reagan was 78 when he got out after two terms. I like some of his ideas, but he just isn't going to get elected...sorry Paul supporters.