Were I a Liberal . . .

June 27, 2011

. . .  and I had read an adulatory piece about Obama a year and a half before the election, then I might have been swayed to consider him for President. After reading this adulatory piece about Michelle Bachman, I will now pay attention to what she has to say.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/queen-tea-party_575540.html

That she is now virtually even with Romney in Iowa demonstrates how wide open this field is.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/national-poll-leader-romney-and-latest-entry-bachmann-ahead-in-poll-of-iowa-gop-caucus-goers/2011/06/25/AGQAmGlH_story.html

It also underlies the importance of charisma. Obama’s is completely lost on me. Other than his acceptance speech on election night I haven’t seen him deliver a speech I could even call adequate. His inaugural address was so holier than thou they should have started impeachment proceedings the next day.

At the last Board meeting a friend argued a centrist like Romney has the greatest chance of beating Obama. With Obama as unpopular as he is. . .

(Unpopular? Yes. A little over seven weeks we took out bin Laden. Today Gallup has his popularity as negative 6; http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx )

. . .it may be more important to nominate a candidate that appeals to the center of the Republican party, rather than one who appeals to the middle of the country.

We shall see.

At this point Republicans are so desperate to beat Obama that they’re going to rush toward any candidate they think has a chance of beating him without looking too closely at their other merits, whatever they may be.

This isn’t the best way to find a candidate, but it’s understandable, given the situation.

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