Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Update on the Republican Candidates for President


I found this article, Christian conservatives pledge support for '08 Thompson bid interesting. I must say that I'm not surprised at all. If you can't please this political conservative news junkie with the current crop of candidates there is a big, gaping hole. As I keep saying I hope Fred Thompson and Newt Gingrich get in the mix soon so we can see if they have a real chance.

Some were impressed with Mitt Romney at the first debate. I still can't bring myself to be jumping up and down about him for numerous reasons. Patrick found this article, Straw Meet Camel that expresses my sentiments to a tee up until the part where this guy turns to McCain instead. I think not!! Although, he also points out that he would prefer Thompson. It seems we all would!! Here are some excerpts from his article that echo my thoughts:
"Count me unimpressed. At the time I reviewed Hugh Hewitt's book, I wrote, "Like Hewitt, were the election held today, I would vote for Mitt Romney, but unlike Hewitt, I am not very passionate about the former governor and have, over time, developed some qualms about him." As late as last week, in email correspondence between friends, I said the same.

I can no longer say that. It is not because Ann Romney gave money to Planned Parenthood. It is because this is the straw that broke the camel's back -- one light piece of straw piled on a mountain of political opportunism and reckless vacillation.

On October 7, 2001, President Bush told the nation, " We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail." I can no longer trust that Mitt Romney has a spine strong enough not to go wobbly with it becomes convenient."

I'm sure I will post on the Fox News debate that is scheduled to happen tonight. Yet, I don't expect to learn anything earth shattering. I just know that it won't be quite the train wreck that the MSNBC one was because Chris Matthews will be absent and so will the ridiculously, biased questions.

My take is that if Gingrich and Thompson don't create an upset and knock one of the 3 front runners out this is what the most likely outcome will be.

My take as always, anyone but McCain!!

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