Monday, May 16, 2011

Two not fit for the Presidency

The Donald dropped out of the race for President today.  Actually he just confirmed what everyone already knew.  He was not serious.   His ego and absurd positions on issues showed that ego does not propel you to the Oval Office.

Yesterday, Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House, disqualified himself from serious consideration.  Gingrich called the plan by House Member Paul Ryan to reform medicare "right wing social engineering."  That is a load of nonsense.   The dems have already tried to demonize the budget proposal by the House GOP as "radical" (although I am amused that as gas costs have gone through the roof, energy foes like Pelosi and even the President who once decried any effort to develop our own resources now are gung ho for energy) so there is no need to have the GOP try to score points on each other.

Right now there are two contradictory trends going on.  The President's Osama bounce seems to have disappeared into a cloud of economic news.  At the same time there is no serious candidate on the GOP side that seems to have emerged.  Palin and Huckabee will not be in this race.  And none of the candidates that have announced have generated much enthusiasm.  But contrary to the punditocracy there is plenty of time for a serious opponent to the President to emerge.

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