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    Dazed and confused, except …

    Dazed and confused, except …

    A friend writes:

    I’m sure you’ve been following Romney’s latest flip-flop, in which he supported Kasich’s anti-union initiative in June but today traveled to Ohio and claimed he wasn’t familiar with the referendum.  It’s just too much.  The guy disgusts me, and frankly I just don’t know where to turn in this field.  Thinking of moving to Perry. Sure, he’s an idiot.  But he might actually believe in something.

    Actually, I was not aware of it because I was traveling, but I now see that Jim Geraghty has a good round-up.  I don’t react as negatively, perhaps because my expectations are so much lower.

    I could make a case for four of the candidates, but each has a downside.  Go with my heart (Cain, Newt) or with my head (Romney, Perry)?  (added)  I don’t share the view that Perry is an idiot, and Romney doesn’t “disgust” me, but neither gets me motivated the way the two less likely candidates do.

    I’m hesitant to jump on the downsides because while I’m dazed and confused as to the Republican field, I’m quite clear that Obama must be defeated.  I’m just not sure how.

    Update: Romney rushes to clarify his comments on union bargaining legislation.


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    tiger66 | October 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Can you spell weasel? A rich, highly educated weasel, but a weasel nonetheless.

    A leopard can’t change his spots. Does a weasel have spots?

    damocles | October 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Perry wouldn’t have got re-elected in Texas as a moderate, believe me. I think his new economic plan makes good sense. The Wall St Journal and Paul Ryan both like it, and leaving in the mortgage deduction and charitable deduction makes it hard for the left to attack.
    Romney seems to stick his finger in the air and see what direction the wind is blowing today. I still have a problem with Newts amnesty speech in Iowa in May 2011.

    BarbaraS | October 26, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    If Romney was nominated, I would vote for him. Anyone on the republican side would be better than obama. At least Romney doesn’t hate this country or wants to bring it down. And no one, I repeat, no one could flub foreign policy worse than obama has.

    Juba Doobai! | October 27, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Here’s where you turn: DRAFT PALIN!

      No. I would MUCH rather have Palin sidelined for this election cycle, and working in the background to elect TEA Partiers, rather than have her become a rally-point for the Liberals to heap scorn and present mocking attacks which, while totally fabricated, play well on late-night talk-shows.

      People will ignore the news and policy discussions all-the-live-long-day. But you give them a 30 second bit that is funny (regardless of it’s truth) on a late-night comedy show, and that’s what they’ll remember. Give that bit to the Main Stream Media, and they’ll make it look like that comedy is the candidate’s actual stance and hide behind “public official satire” when called out on the slanderous nature of it.

      I LIKE Palin. She needs to be the power behind the scenes for this cycle. And as I’ve said before, even if she doesn’t run until the 2020 election cycle, at 56 years old she’ll STILL be one of the younger Presidential candidates in modern history.

    “Romney rushes to clarify his comments on union bargaining legislation.”

    When did they change the meaning of “clarify” and why didn’t I get the memo?

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