Thursday, January 05, 2012
2012 Iowa Caucuses!
I have been out of the loop for awhile. Yet, between starting on Twitter and the primaries I have gotten re-engaged.
I was discouraged for awhile to see Newt as the supposed "conservative" alternative to Romney. The 3 people being talked about were Romney, Newt and Ron Paul which made for a perfect nightmare for me.
As I've said, I like some things about Newt but you never know when he's going to throw one of our own under the bus, or join the Democrats on something. Rush called it imploding, which I thought was a perfect description. And I think thats exactly what Newt is doing right now by throwing a temper tantrum over Romney's attacks.
I was always amazed at how well George W did at dealing with personal attacks. Newt is the perfect example of someone who doesn't deal well. And if he can't handle this, then he's definitely not presidential material.
So, after being bummed about all of this, I was pretty excited to finally see a "real conservative" alternative to Romney, in Santorum, doing well. I don't know how long it will last, but I will happy while he does.
Michelle Bachmann decided to get out, since she came in 6th place. I loved her speech, and it made me proud to be a Republican woman.
Sarah Palin hasn't been overly kind to her and that has disappointed me. The other weird thing is that she defends the Ron Paul supporters, as did a pollster today. They are urging us as average Republicans that we need to listen to them.
I have several problems with this:
1) Ron Paul supporters hate Sarah Palin, so I don't know why she's defending them.
2) As for the pollster saying we need to listen to the Ron Paul people, a huge majority of the Ron Paulites defect to the Democrat party once Ron Paul doesn't get the nomination. So I don't see the point.
3) Read this article, and then tell me Palin, pollster and anybody else that I'm supposed to listen to the Paul supporters!!