I hear people say that Mitt Romney is too moderate and too rich; Rick Santorum is too Christian and too green; Newt Gingrich is just too pompous;makes too damned much sense, so much so the drive-by media has chosen to pretend he doesn't exist. To date, we don't have a true, established frontrunner, though several have surged into and out of the lead.
One thing that has become readily apparent, even to the casual observer: The GOP is involved in a good old fashioned free-for-all, the bulk of which is being conducted with a great deal of fanfare, finger-pointing and increasingly negative ads.
Barack Obama, on the other hand, appears to be content to continue the national campaign tour "part deux" he started shortly after claiming the office of the presidency, all the while amassing a political war chest, the size of which may have never been seen before in U.S. politics.
If things continue as they are, and there are no drastic changes in the approach of those vying for the GOP nomination, by the time the convention begins in late August, the Republicans will be so far behind in their attempts to raise campaign funds that they will never be able to recover, regardless of the candidate. Therein lies the greatest danger facing anyone who seriously wishes to defeat Obama in November.
The question of the day appears to be which Republican candidate will eventually rise to the top of the fray and win the nomination. I don't need the Psychic Friends Network, Sherlock Holmes, tea leaves or a Ouija board to determine which candidate that will be; it requires no arcane arts to allow me to see in to the future.
The answer is really very simple; it will be the one who chooses to cease and desist in flailing against the rest of the GOP pack, and instead, directly targets the man who holds the presidency with hard questions about Obamacare, it's CBO-projected massive budget overruns, and abject failure to reduce the deficit.
It will be the one who looks directly at the president and demands that he take responsibility for his administration's inability to encourage job growth as well as their determination to complete their transformation of the United States into an entitlement/welfare state.
It will be the one who publicly, and fervently demands's head on a pike for his involvement in the "Fast and Furious" Mexican firearms fiasco, and subsequently related violent deaths of U.S. citizens.
It will be the one who takes Obama into the woodshed over his treatment of our long time friend and allay Israel, his refusal to act in the interests of U.S. citizens in Arizona, and his policy of blocking thousands of U.S. jobs unless they go to his hand-picked and politically charged recipients.
As long as Obama is allowed to remain more as the elephant in the room rather than the focus of appropriate levels of outrage, disappointment and disgust by voters and candidates alike, it will be a very long row to hoe traveling towards the August GOP convention.
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