Well I watched the debate last night and here are a few of my thoughts, First I’m not endorsing anyone and no one is lighting my fire as of right now so I’ll list some of what I found wrong with each one…
Rick Perry – I have a serious problem with his position on immigration – I get it he has a butt load of illegals in Texas, but I don’t think giving them in state tuition is how you deal with it. Other things I generally like about him but his immigration policy will take him down more so than he Executive Order on the HPV immunization. I’m not all that sure he is going to stand up to the light of day – I liked him at first but he has some issues. I don’t have a problem with him being a former Democrat, hell I use to be a Democrat for years… nearly always voted Republican just took me a long time to change parties.
Mitt Romney – Aside from his albatross of RomneyCare… Mitt just seems too slick, too smooth he avoided the “Is Obama a Socialist?” question and for a guy that says he is not a life long politician that was a 100% political dodge on that question, I want questions answered and don’t give me the political run around. Most of the candidate pulled this political dodge trick at some point in during the debate so he is not the only one. I’m just not sure Romney is a conservative at hart.
Michelle Backmann – Bachmann has made to many incorrect statements in the course of this campaign for me to take her seriously, fact check, fact check, fact check Michelle it’s not that hard. She just doesn’t do it and pops off with out checking the facts. She didn’t get a lot of face time last night and she side nothing that got my attention… face it she is just boring and it’s hard to listen to her, kind of like Gary Johnson. I wouldn’t want to go camping with either one.
Gary Johnson – Besides stealing a joke from the Rush Limbaugh (actually I’d heard it else where before) he is as dry as mummy farts and between him and Ron Paul they are making Libertarians look like kooks. He repeatedly said he’d put a balanced budget into effect his first year in office by cutting spending 43%! I’d love to see that happen but good luck getting that past a spend happy congress.
Ron Paul – On domestic and financial issues Paul is generally on target, but on international affairs he is all over the board and I just think he would be a foreign policy disaster. American still has to big of a role on the international stage to withdraw into isolationism just like that – it would through the world into chaos. Paul has a lot of very loyal Paulie that are as obsessed with him as the Palinistas are for her.
Herman Cain – his 9-9-9 plan sounds interesting but I’d have to see the numbers on it before I signed onto it and running a pizza chain is a bit different from running a country and I’m not sure the $9.99 gimmick will work. I think is in the same place as Paul on foreign policy just doesn’t know enough… I’d stack my foreign policy knowledge against his any day. I like Cain he has some good idea.
Jon Huntsman – Anyone the liberals keep talking about as a good choice or the person Obama should be afraid of I get a red flag and like Johnson he is so low in the polls I pay little attention to him… really can you trust a guy that worked for Obama as Ambassador to China? I do like some of his ideas on healthcare but that’s about it.
Rick Santorum – I am sorry I’ve never liked Santorum, if you support him then tell me why – because I tune him out. I couldn’t tell you one thing he said last night. He just annoys me.
Newt Gingrich – What can you say about Newt that hasn’t been said? His presidential ship sailed long ago. Newt is smart, he is quick on his mental feet and he has a vast wealth of knowledge – but Newt is a old school establishment republican that will say what ever he thinks you want to hear. He knows how to fire up the folks but can he be trusted? I don’t know, I’d have to ask his ex-wife.
A lot of folks are still talking about Christi and Palin… well shit or get off the pot. I don’t think Christi is going to run and Palin is playing this maybe I will, maybe I wont game and folk that aren’t Palinistas are growing tired of it.. Sarah you are either in or your out make up your damn mind… in or out?
So there you have it… no one right now is setting my world on fire. I will tell you this, I will vote and it will not be for Obama.