I heard on the radio the other day how Romney has the worst ratings of any candidate in the history of history, even worse than Mondale. Mondale, of whom my devoted Democrat-voting grandmother said “I might even consider voting for Reagan this year.” She didn’t but I guess she considered it. For her, that was virtually heresy. Romney is lower than Mondale!
The press speculates that maybe he should pick Condoleeza Rice as a running mate to perk up his campaign. He won’t, surely, because what presidential candidate wants to be upstaged by his VP?
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Obama’s hope n’ change n’at has proven the bust that we social conservatives expected. We’re on a wild rush toward national bankruptcy and continued erosion of personal freedom. Yippee.
And if you don’t like Romney you must not like Mormons.
And if you don’t like Obama, it must be because he’s black.
Or at least that’s what the press thinks.
But in reality, how can we like either of them? We’re given a choice between dumb and dumber. And if, like me, you regularly research third party candidates, you don’t get much traction there either. The Constitution Party candidate (I do like the Constitution Party in theory) spent his entire acceptance speech when he was nominated, railing against immigrants… legal or illegal, he doesn’t care… and threatening to tie America’s companies to a policy of hire American, thwarting creativity and requiring us to select only from a pool of applicants who overall are products of our failing educational system. Oooh, that’ll be a good plan for the economy!
I would love to see Ron Paul and Condoleeza Rice walk away from the now defunct Republican Party and run together on a Libertarian ticket…. but I don’t expect the libertarians would go for that, nor the candidates in question. Alas.
So what are we left to do? We who live in the most connected society ever in the history of the world, haven’t yet figured out a way to elect “none of the above” and force our political system to go back to square one, nominate new candidates, and start over. Other countries can do this. Non-governmental entities can do this. Why not America? It would pump a huge amount of funding into the economy, that’s for sure, as campaign spending has already made the presidency the finest office money can buy. The only troubling detail is who would be president while the first president’s campaign is expired and the replacement has yet to be elected. Maybe its a use for the Vice President. Or maybe could have an essay contest among third graders and let the winner have the Oval Office for a while. Or rotate it among governors, each being president for the day. Or just shut down the government for a few weeks while we re-elect… nobody would notice anyway.