Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Dark Horse Running

So what is it with the candidates I like and their mistreatment by the parties that supposedly represent them? First it was Matt Kelty getting the raw deal from our local "Republican" party leadership and now it seems that Fox News decided NOT to invite Ron Paul to the New Hampshire "Republican" debate. It's not as if he wasn't a valid candidate for he had filled out all the correct paperwork and actually got twice as many votes as Juliani in the Iowa primaries. Could it be because he is actually a conservative and isn't afraid to stand up for what is right? Could it be that the truth of his values shine a line on the other candidates who, fifty years ago, would have been considered left-leaning liberals? Hmmmm, I wonder.

And speaking of liberals and primaries, have you wondered why it seems that the "Republican" party is unable to serve up a decent candidate? By the time the primaries get to Indiana it's pretty much a done deal and in the November elections you're left with choosing the least of two evils.

So why is it, then, that a tiny minority of liberal states get to choose our eventual candidates? If, for instance, Thompson wins both Iowa and New Hampshire then all the sheeple in the following primary states just assume that this is the winner and vote likewise. But when the first primaries are held in predominantly liberal states the candidates they consistently choose are the more liberal ones. As if we needed a huge example of this egotistical bias, two tiny towns in New Hampshire held their primaries starting at midnight, just so they could be the first to cast their votes, have their names in the news, and hopefully have an exceedingly minuscule minority sway the vote of the sheeple. They picked McCain, a liberal in Republican's clothing if ever there was one. I tell ya, until everyone has primaries on the same day it's never going to be a valid candidate for us true conservatives.


Me said...

He's poking logs on the fire folks.

Big Doofus said...

I don't think that there are any really good candidates on either side. No one in their right mind wants to run and have every thing they've ever done in their lifetime examined under the media microscope (especially with the writers on strike).

Uvulapie said...

That's what I thought when all I was considered where the top three or four. Juliani, McCain, and Mr. Ed the talking horse... all wishy washy. But look farther down the list and the candidates who don't have a political chance of a snowball in Fort Wayne yesterday (record breaking temperature of 66!) and you'll find one or two that you can get excited about. That is until they fail to get the nomination and you're forced to vote for whatever tepid muck the party throws up.

Big Doofus said...

Someone sent this to me today. I'm sure it's already all over the net:

In a news conference, Deanna Favre announced she will be the starting QB for the Packers this coming Sunday. Deanna asserts that she is qualified to be starting QB because she has spent the past 16 years married to Brett while he played QB for the Packers.

During this period of time she became familiar with the definition of a corner blitz, and is now completely comfortable with other terminology of the Packers offense. A survey of Packers fans shows that 50% of those polled supported the move.

Does this sounds idiotic?

Well, Hillary Clinton makes the same claims as to why she is qualified to be President and 50% of Democrats polled agreed. She has never run a City, County, or State. When told Hillary Clinton has experience because she has 8 years in the White House, Dick Morris said, "So has the pastry chef."

Uvulapie said...

I've had this non-political Funny-A-Day calendar page for a few months and this is the perfect time and place to share:

"I always take time to worship God in as evangelical a way as is feasible, given time and location constraints. As you know, I consider myself an evangelical Christian, really a Christian conservative, if you want to know the truth, so it's nice to be home again in the South, which I really consider my quote-unquote home even though I live in New York most of the time. Well, Washington, D.C., most of the time, actually, but if I'm not there in New York, of course, but always thinking about being here, in the South, my spiritual home, where I shared so many wonderful evangelical... moments and... events."

Sen. Hillary Clinton