That ever-growing, right-wing, assuming evermore control of the Republican Party, can’t seem to find ‘their’ presidential candidate. Romney and Pawlenty are much too moderate for these cave-dwellers. But wait! Enter Herman Cain. Who? Well, he was found at the proverbial bottom of the barrel after the other half-dozen GOP candidates jumped out. He is a pizza CEO. No doubt, that’s a good enough background to run for the presidency. And a favorite of the Tea Party.
Some of the right-wing bloggers are looking at Cain as their new hero. Qualifications? He hates Obama. Nuff said. He was on Fox [surprise, surprise] on Sunday and was the deer-in-the-headlights when asked a substantive question by moderator Chris Wallace. Cain had criticized President Obama after his speech on the everlasting Israeli-Palestinian problem, saying that ‘Obama threw Israel under the bus!’ Following in the footsteps of dimwitted Sarah Palin, Cain remained mute and stunned when he was questioned about the Palestinian right of return. When Cain seemed confused about the term, Wallace elaborated on the issue, asking whether Palestinian refugees should have any right to return to Israeli land. He obviously never though much beyond the bus metaphor, and babbled an answer that shocked right-wingers and fundamentalist Christians.
Cain wasn’t sure about what to do in Afghanistan either, yet proudly said, “I think it’s disingenuous to tell the American people what I would do, when I don’t have the intelligence information.” Duh! Perhaps he should have done some homework? Metaphors do not constitute a foreign policy. I wonder if he’s ever seen Russia from Alaska?
Michelle Bachman is still looking strong in the eyes of the Tea Party and may, in fact, jump into the race. After all, everyone’s doing it. Wouldn’t it be a hoot if she won the Iowa Caucuses? She is an Iowa native and sounds strangely like the Aflac Duck as she babbles the Tea Party platitudes. So she wins in Iowa, loses in New Hampshire, then wins in South Carolina. Bingo!
Speaking of GOP jokers, rfemember how the GOP shot down Obama’s health care plan, aka Obamacare? Recall that they had their own plan? Recall seeing it?
Remember how the victors of the 2010 mid-term elections touted jobs, jobs, jobs? How’s that working out for them?
The greater question is whether The People will remember as they enter the polling place in November 2012.