Watching half a dozen boring white men on the stage tonight in New Hampshire makes me long for a charismatic leader who reflects America but could lead it. And who could defeat President Barack Obama.
I miss Ronald Reagan. He may have been white but he had a great personality and even better ideas. All the candidates need to do is to repeat what he said and expose Obama for what he is.
Instead, these men pick on each other, almost identical save for Rep. Ron Paul. He is at least coming up with different ideas and is not the same old, same old.
Why will the Republican lose in November? This debate is a great summary. A microcosm of Republican failure.
First, the debate mediators are leftist idiots. With 8.5% unemployment and unimaginable debt, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos spent about fifteen minutes hounding the candidates on their position on legal contraception. Yes, with all the pressing problems–including social problems such as gay marriage and abortion–he is asking whether Gov. Mitt Romney believes that contraception is permissible under the Constitution’s alleged right to privacy.
On most questions, he let the candidates say what they want. But on this most pressing of issues he pressed and pressed and compelled Romney to answer. The problem is, except among crazy Upper West Side Manhattanites, no one is concerned that anyone wants to or would ban contraceptives.
I believe contraception is wrong but I know that this is not an issue for most Americans. This is not something that the presidential candidates should be addressing. I would be delighted if they could curb abortion. I don’t foresee even the most conservative president–think Reagan–being able to ban abortion, let alone contraceptives.
So why make this an issue? One, they want the Republicans to look like kooks. Second, crazy liberals think that Bible thumping conservatives really want to invade their bedrooms. And that is one place that no one in his right mind wants to be unless he wants to see debauchery worthy of the Romans!
Speaking of social issues (since the liberal questioners seem more interested in them than in the economy which actually interests the voters), Diane Sawyer’s ridiculous question about how one would answer the poor homosexual’s query about how he can form a long-term, loving, committed relationship without gay marriage made me angry.
Why did not she ask about the poor baby in the womb who is slaughtered because some slut wants to keep her figure? What do we tell that baby? What about the Catholic who is told she must violate her conscience and make a wedding cake for a gay marriage? What about the person who is victimized by the illegal alien because we don’t protect our borders?
Diane wants to impress the ladies who lunch at Michael’s in New York. She is totally out of touch with the American people. I think she is not aging well and so she is becoming increasingly liberal to compensate. She must be very popular at dinner parties with her liberal, elitist friends!
I could not help but watch the debate even though it was a waste of time. No one emerged. Romney seemed acceptable and since we will be stuck with him, that is good. Speaker Newt Gingrich made a good point about discrimination against the Catholic Church. Ron Paul made some good points about the economy and foreign policy. Sen. Rick Santorum lost me when he said we need to be most afraid of Iran. Gov. Jon Huntsman is not worth commenting on and Gov. Rick Perry did not misspeak so that was a good thing.
But there was no Reagan. There was no indication that anyone on that stage was going to be able to defeat Obama. And that is heartbreaking. Worse, it is devastating for this country.