Okay, so the Dems are currently in a pitched battle to determine who their nominee will be and, for the first time in a very long time (at least as long as I can remember, which is a considerable number of years), the GOP is having the same struggle and exactly the same time. I mean, think about it: when was the last time you didn't know who the nominee was going to be for at least ONE of the two major parties?
This is, without question, a historic year. (Or AN historic year, depending on how you feel about your articles.)
So...who do we fear the most on the other side? Let's run down the list:
Mitt Romney: If John Kerry was a flip flopper (and he wasn't, but for the sake of argument, we're letting that go for now), Mitt is a regular gymnast. Formerly pro-choice, he's now- lord have mercy!- seen the light and he's "pro-life." Used to be a big fan of gun control- whoops!- no more. Used to like gay people...well, that ship has sailed, too. Didn't have a problem with them immigrants working on his lawn, but now? He wants 'em OUT! And on and on and on. Mitt's never seen a position he can't embrace from both sides. And let's not mention the Mormon thing. Magic underpants and all that? Would make for a lot of hay in the general election, so nope. Not afraid of Mitt.
John McCain: The most senior of our Republican senior citizens. Former maverick but now born-again George Bush lick-spittle. Committed political suicide by embracing the Iraq war. Also pro-immigration, which turns off at least as many Republicans as to ensure a Dem victory should he be the nominee. So....nope. Not afraid of John.
Rudy Guiliani: I've said it before, I'll say it again- PLEASE NOMINATE THIS MAN. He is, without question, the most unelectable of this crop of candidates. How to list all the negatives? Let's try: Pro-choice, pro-gay, pro-gun control, thrice divorced, corrupt, lousy judge of character...I could go on all day. Suffice it to say- he's the dream candidate. The only possible downside to his being nominated? Good lord...what if he won? Think life couldn't be worse than a Dubya presidency? Think again. But overall? Not afraid of Rudy. Not me.
Fred Thompson: You mean Ol' Sleepy? Please. He doesn't even want to win very much. And with the writers on strike, he doesn't even have a good stump speech. Not afraid of Fred.
Mike Huckabee: The only real threat, in my opinion. The righties SHOULD love him and, should he be the nominee, they will learn to love him fast if they don't already. Socially conservative (to the point of raising your hair if you look closely enough), charming, funny, smart (despite his opposition to...you know...evolution) and potentially dangerous. Afraid of Mike. And with good reason.
And the rest...why bother? It's going to be one of the above.
So...who is going to be the one to topple this class of clowns? An analysis of the Dem nominees coming soon.