The field of GOP Presidential candidates is quickly turning into a race not to be the guy or gal to lose to Obama.
Trump is out, and no one will miss him.
Chris Christie — the bully of New Jersey — is out. He’ll crack his knuckles for four more years before jumping in.
Haley Barbour is out. I’d put a good ol’ Southern joke here, but I’m plumb out.
Huckabee is out, as he announced right after playing bass with Ted Nugent… stay classy, Huck.
So who’s still around?
Newt is in. Can’t wait for his own large library of gaffes to bring him down.
Ron Paul is in. If he gets the Republican nomination, then the GOP has an easy scapegoat for the loss that will set back Libertarian inroads within the GOP for a decade.
Herman Cain is in. He seems to have some grassroots support on the far right, but no one knows who the hell he is. And don’t bother me with the “no one knew who Obama was either” comparisons. After Obama’s 2004 DNC speech, every Democrat in the USA knew who he was (and probably wished he was our candidate instead of John Kerry).
Romney is in, though the GOP base will never support him because Romneycare and Obamacare are so similar.
Michelle Bachmann? Sarah Palin? Rick Perry? Gary Johnson? Tim Pawlenty? Rick Santorum? Mitch Daniels? The list of GOP “maybes” leaves me feeling confident about 2012.
And, with voters waking up to the destruction wrought by GOP-controlled state legislatures across the nation, 2012 is looking like a great year to be a Democrat.