Primary Presidential Evaluation 2008 (pre-Florida)
Joining and participating in politics... important if you are a ambitious "joiner". Observers, however, take the time to watch others participate with a keen, wincing sports-eye.
Play-by-play CNN, DrudgeReport, FoxNews, MSNBC, NPR, NY Times and TIME Magazine are feeding me versions of how the campaign is evolving.
A motto shared among all candidates. Yes, it's the same as 1968, 1980, 1992, 2000 and 2006. Front-runners on both sides offer the most diverse and publicized candidates (probably) EVER!
So, what would "change" feel like with each candidate AS president?
This is my take:
Philosophically, he's a giant. As an orator, he would inspire and motivate people in communities to take action in their own lives. Under an Obama administration, I'd expect government bottom-feeders might feel disenfranchised. He may be "rubberband-snap" America desires to get back to "sanity".
But Possible? Can he win with South Carolina, New York, California, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, Vermont, Georgia, Hawaii? Is this enough? In any fashion, one state at a time, he'll need to keep his head up above the stink of the Billary nonsense.
DR. RON PAUL.
Genius American conservative. The youth support the essence of "the best" of anything. The youth also enjoy deconstruction and re-construction. Unfortunately, the young often lose some pieces along the way. We all should be more like Ron Paul... and actually believe in something.
With more media attention, Ron Paul libertarianism could become a part of the American political landscape. Some ideas take time to make sense to many.
Like a fire alarm: "Break Only In Case of Romney". From the duo that pushed for NAFTA, no trust. But -- she'll work hard to do something/anything domestically. Imagine American tax dollars spent in our own country for once!
Bush/Cheney/Rove politically brow-beat our favorite POW in South Carolina in 2000. I planned on voting for him, never got the opportunity. Now he's much older and browner from standing so close to W's stain. He would lead the military fantastically. He'd probably get Powell or Schwartzcoff(sp?) on his ticket or cabinet and that would be hard *not* to vote for.
A military state doesn't really sound awesome for free people, but maybe he could clean up the mess the Bush's Wars have become. Maybe bring some stability to both the forgotten Afghanistan and economically distraught Iraq.
Cavett said it best in his NYTimes blog: "Lackwitt". Howdy-Doody, even. Anyone that values the Constitution and freedom will be disenfranchised. Romney appears to value his own morals over all others. At least W ignored us all.
So, I don't register for political parties, yet follow the campaigns. In November I'll vote for someone. For once, I'd like to win -- it's been a long while.