Saturday, February 16, 2008

Republican Primaries: WTFO?

What can I say? McCain didn't pull a majority anywhere until it was just him or Huckabee. He 'Pluralitied' the oppostion to oblivion.

My past posts prove why I'm an engineer and not a political adviser. But here's some thoughts and questions I'm having about the sad state of things to date.

Mike Huckabee
Huckabee will still fade like a high and tight-- he's just delusional enough, with enough like minded fans to hang in there after it's pointless for him to do so. Whether he's angling for the future or some hidden plum now is anybody's guess. I stopped trying to figure out self-serving populists from Arkansas in 1992. But his candidacy raises some interesting questions:

Who would have thought it would be the brain-dead branch of the Southern Baptists that would prove so key to the downfall of the 'Conservatives' in the race? Who would have foreseen that Southern Baptists, of all people, would be the key demographic enabling a left-leaning, blue-nose Rockerfeller-Republican troublemaker like McCain clinch the nomination? Thank you, you "idiot-evangelicals".

Update: 18 Feb 2209 hrs : USA Today's Daniel Gilgoff (H/T Captain's Quarters ) blames evangelicals in general, but I still think it was mostly the sheeple wing of the SBC.

John McCain
I've known two former male POWs from two different wars and have met several others along the way. All of them are/were simply outstanding people: amazingly unflappable, well grounded, rational, extremely professional, and self-effacing gentlemen--every one. John McCain strikes me as none of the above. In fact John McCain reminds me of a former co-worker in LA who had been shot during the LA riots. I cut him a lot of slack for his behavior because I thought he was affected by being shot, when another co-worker informed me :"No - he was an a**hole before he got shot". I'm thinking McCain was probably an a**hole before he got shot down.

Here's hoping he figures out he can't win using a 'I'm a better liberal' strategy before the general election, and that Conservatives make him earn their vote.

The Democrats
More than Huckabee, more than the brain-dead Southern Baptists, I blame the Democrats for John McCain being the Republican nominee and the sad state of Republicans in Congress. If the Democrats weren't so pathetically awful, the Republicans would have to be better than they are. Its like watching a mismatched sports game and the better team doesn't win because they didn't think they had to bring their 'A' game.

The good news is the Democrats really are SO pathetic that there's a good chance they'll screw themselves. Thank goodness for small miracles.

Note: Nowhere did I assert ALL Southern Baptists were idiots. Just the ones who played into McCain's hands.

1 comment:

DoubleTapper said...

With the candidates left in the race, it won't be a whole lot of fun seeing who wins.

Maybe Teddy Kennedy will take Obama, Hillary and McCain for a ride in his car.