Friday, December 23, 2011

Why They Run: Republicans for President

There are some back stories that explain the motivation of the Republican presidential candidates.

Mitt Is Still Proving Himself to Daddy
The most telling thing about Mitt Romney is that he has a campaign poster for his father, George, on his campaign bus. Mitt has been running for office for two decades and mostly a failure at it. His father forced the 45 year-old Mitt to run for Senate in 1994, going so far as to move in with his son to hector him. Mitt's inability to find a permanent policy platform shows he has no political motivation to run. His father long ago told Mitt that he wasn't worth shit unless he was President and poor Mitt is still trying to please Daddy.

Paul the Anarchist
Ron Paul has said that the Civil War was wrong because the government had no right to end slavery, although he would not have been against people buying slaves to free them. He has opposed the Civil Rights Act because he believes people should have the right to indulge their race hatred without interference. These opinions has made Paul a hero to neo-Nazis who don't want anarchy so much as an oppressive dictatorship.

Book Tour Campaigns
Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich independently came up with the same brilliant plan to con people into donating money to pay for their book tours by pretending to run for President. Neither expected nor wanted to be declared front runner but it has helped book sales.

Professional Nags
Bachmann and Santorum are just perpetual scolds who want a wider audience for their reproval. 


Anonymous said...

And not one of them has a single likeable quality.

Katy Anders said...

With the Pauls of the world, all that matters is that people who have managed to accumulate money - no matter HOW they managed to accumulate it - must not have to answer for their crimes or acknowledge anything outside of their little island.


Of course, there will always be careerists like Romney to make the Pauls look almost likeable...

Katy Anders said...
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Anonymous said...

Some of the reality of Ron Paul is finally revealing itself. In many ways, he is far more extreme than some of the candidates. And, this is not because he is a "libertarian" because he is not. He just makes different choices on how government should control people. He really does not favor personal liberty. He favors heavy control in some areas, such as those involving women, the primacy of white privilege, and extreme religion. That he dislikes the middle east wars - his only positive - is hardly enough to counter his extreme hatred. This guy is a major piece if slime.