Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, January 16, 2012

Huntsman Out?

The rumors are flying that Jon Huntsman is dropping out of the GOP presidential race today.

Huntsman' candidacy was doomed from the start, for he believed that:
  • Climate change is a real and present danger,
  • Evolution is proven,
  • A real patriot will serve in the Federal government if called upon by the President, even if the sitting President is from the other party,
  • Gay people's relationships should be legitimized by the state,
  • The Earth is several billion years old, and
  • The Earth revolves around the Sun.
Huntsman's problem was that of the statements in that list, only one of those is believed by the religious whackaloons and nostalgic Confederates who have captured effective control of the GOP's nominating process. He's a conservative; Huntsman appeared as to a moderate only in comparison to Frothy, Flip-Flop Mitt, the Megalomaniac and the Cranky Old Bigot. I have felt all along that as a candidate, Huntsman posed the best chance of defeating President Obama. But hey, if they want to go with the Mormon Robot, that's their call.

In other political news, if you care about Santorum's chances, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a lengthy article about his use of earmarks when he was in the Senate. In short, Frothy used earmarks mainly to benefit those who paid bribes made campaign contributions, not to benefit the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

1 comment:

Cujo359 said...

He's way too sane to run as either major party's candidate, I'm afraid.