Friday, April 29, 2011

The Race

Krauthammer's odds. I came up with something pretty similar lately in an email conversation. I didn't put numbers though. Best part:
Donald Trump: He’s not a candidate, he’s a spectacle. He’s also not a conservative. With a wink and a smile, Muhammad Ali showed that self-promoting obnoxiousness could be charming. Trump shows that it can be merely vulgar. A provocateur and a clown, the Republicans’ Al Sharpton. The Lions have a better chance of winning the Super Bowl.
Trump is a liability to the small government movements. I understand that he's liked for his willingness to confront Obama, but that isn't what we need for president. We need someone whose less self serving. I just don't trust Trump (Kelo is a litmus test he failed appallingly) and I don't expect he'll be much more than a metrocon at best.

Trump is calling him names, but that just validates Krauthammer in my view.

I like Pawlenty for what I have found, but Ryan would be my perfect candidate at this point.

Ron Paul? Not a chance. We don't need more of the Ross Perot nutcases running.

Palin is damaged goods and will never get fair press from the lame stream media.

Gingrich is smart, but I don't think he can play the political game at that level. We need leadership, not fights. Bolton falls in this category as well.

Romney is too liberal for my tastes and the fact that he approved RomneyCare in Massachusetts, not mention just having been governor of Massachusetts, is a finisher.

Cain? Yeah, I like what I've heard him say in just about every venue. From the Islamist issues to smaller government. I'd like to hear more though just so I know where he really is. I know he'd have the race card played against him, but that would just be the norm from the left.

Anyhow, read Krauthammer. He's looking at the smaller field, but he looks to be spot on.