Are you delighted with the current selection of GOP candidates for president?
If you are, then I do not think you have plenty of company.
This assessment by Zombie fairly closely mirrors my own opinions. As my ancestors would say: oy vey!
Unless something changes drastically, Obama will beat any of these people handily. Which means, as my title reminded everyone, that he’ll be president for the term between 2012 and 2016 — which actually lasts until January 20, 2017. Think about that: 2017. It’s still 2011, people, and if things keep going as they are, Obama will be in charge until 2017.
A complaint yesterday from HotAir commenter “magicbeans” succinctly summarized the national mood:
“I hate this field. What we should have had was Christie, Palin, Ryan, Rubio, West and Jindal. That could have been amazing. Instead we got the second stringers….”
Oh, how true that is. Any one of those candidates would have a good chance at beating Obama, and would be guaranteed to stir up the excitement lacking from the current field.
But we have one big problem: All the exciting potential candidates have already declared that they’re not running. In yesterday’s essay which inspired the comment above, William Kristol subtly suggests, without naming names, that perhaps one or more non-candidates should change their minds and re-enter the race.
But the time for subtlety is over. Let me be blunt:
ALLEN WEST, SAVE US FROM THIS CLOWDER OF CLOWNS.
And Chris Christie, Sarah Palin, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal, please join Allen’s posse.