Monday, April 25, 2011

Sometimes, No Choice Is Better Than Poor Choice

"The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice." ~ Abbe' D'Allanival

Ive been thinking of what it will take to unseat Barack Hussein Obama in the next Presidential election, and, from where I sit, the prospect is not particularly rosy.

Short of some miraculous Devine intervention or Obama somehow self destructing, I don't think he will lose.

The current crop of Republican Presidential hopefuls fails to impress me.

Don't get me wrong. Many of them are very capable of leading this country out of the mess Obama has created, but between the Liberal state run media attack machine and the inability of Republicans to repel such attacks, in addition to the leading candidates lack of the necessary charisma, it appears those candidates have a long row to hoe. And, it's uphill all the way.

We have Donald Trump.

The Donald? Are you kidding me?

Trump may be a fiscal Conservative but he's no Conservative. His interest in running for President is a publicity stunt.

The only American that would benefit from a Trump presidency is Donald Trump.

We already have a Narcissist in the oval office. We don't need another one. He isn't serious and he shouldn't be seriously considered for president.

Chris Christie. I thought for a while that the New Jersey Governor would be a good choice, but now, after learning more about his more moderate positions on various social issues, I no longer support him. He isn't Conservative enough for me. We've had enough of these middle-of-the road Presidents. The last thing we need is another George H. W. Bush. Christie's a good man, but he's not Conservative enough.

Sarah Palin. I love Ms. Palin. I love her strong Conservatism. She has a Conservative fire in her belly that will never be quenched or watered down by compromise.

But, she is unelectable. She made one huge mistake:

She quit.

Yes, I know why she quit, and I understand she had very good solid reasons for resigning as Alaska's Governor. I don't fault her for that. At the time, it was probably the best decision she could have made, but it destroyed any presidential aspirations she may have had. If she runs for President on the Republican ticket, all you will hear from the Democrats and their supportive comrades in the media will be "Yes, but, she quit."

That's just too big a disadvantage considering most voters know little more than what the mainstream media tells them. She wouldn't stand a chance of being elected.

Tim Pawlenty. Remember the relatively uninformed American voters mentioned above? Pawlenty doesn't have name recognition. I don't know enough about him to have an opinion. And, unfortunately, neither does the average voter. If voters don't know about him, they won't vote for him.

Haley Barbour. I like him but, he has the same problem as Pawlenty's. Not enough name recognition.

Newt Gingrich. He's already been a victim of the Media attack machine. There's simply been too much negative press about him. It doesn't matter if it's true or not. He cannot overcome the negative stigma attached to him. He cannot win.

Mitt Romney. He couldn't even defeat half-Liberal John McCain in the Republican primaries of the previous election. How has he improved his status since then? By implementing his own version of Obamacare in Massachusetts? I think not.

Mike Huckabee. I can't figure this guy out. He's all over the board. I like his social Conservatism, but would he increase the taxes or decrease them? I get mixed messages from him depending on which interviewer interviews him. I just don't know what to think. And, if the average American voter gets the same vibe, he's unelectable.

I know I haven't covered all the potential candidates. Who have I missed? There's several more on whom I have opinions, but this post is already too long to hold my two readers attention.

There are some I like, but so far, the ones I like have indicated they will not seek the nomination at this time.

I will cover them in a future post.

But, tell me what you think so far. Am I reading these potentials wrong?

Who do you like? Who don't you like?


Trader Rick said...

"Newt Gingrich. He's already been a victim of the Media attack machine. There's simply been too much negative press about him. It doesn't matter if it's true or not. He cannot overcome the negative stigma attached to him. He cannot win."

If that's true, we may as well just give up and always vote democrat.

We cannot afford to let the Liberal-traitor media dictate our strategy...

Mark said...

We don't, Rick.

It's the majority of the voters that worry me. You and I both know the average American voter only knows what the media tells them.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Michelle Bachmann. Her problem is she is a woman, and even the Republicans won't put a woman in office.

Mark said...

I disagree with that, Glenn. I was planning on discussing her in my next post, which I alluded to in this one. this post is about the possible candidates I don't think can win. The next one will be about those who I think would make excellent candidates, and what the left might try to do to undermine them.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

You disagree? Well, I hope you are correct, because I think she would be an excellent choice.

Mark said...

I disagree that the Republicans wouldn't out a woman into office. They tried to elect a woman vice President last election. I think the time has come to find a qualified candidate regardless of color or gender.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Vice president I think they are okay with, but not President. We'll see.