Disheartening, but probably true:

Heard on the news this morning:

“Herman Cain is the flavor of the week in the Republican Primary race, but when it comes down to it, Americans generally avoid the exotic flavors and choose Chocolate or Vanilla”

Or something to that effect.

In other words, we’ll dream about trying something different for a while, but when crunch time comes, we pull back from the bold choice and choose to remain safely within the arms of the current big government, nanny state status quo.

I hope the talking head was wrong this time, but from a historical standpoint, I fear that he may have been right on the money.

If Romney wins the nomination, it will be a very hard choice for me.  I trust that snake oil salesman just about as far as I can throw him.

The big danger is, if the Republicans take control of the Senate, he would very likely have a de-facto rubber stamp in Congress.  That scares me because his record demonstrates domestic policies that are not dissimilar from Obama’s. 

If Obama remains in office, with a Republican congress, the damage can be minimized, because many Republicans can be counted on to oppose anything Obama proposes just out of partisan interests, with Romney in the White House, those same proposals would have a good chance of passing for the same reason.

With a Republican controlled congress, we’d be in better shape with Obama in the Whitehouse than Romney, in my humble opinion.

There’s still hope that Cain can maintain his momentum; or, failing that, another more acceptable candidate (Perry or Gingrich either one I could hold my nose and vote for, they aren’t perfect, and they’re both big government statists, but at least they aren’t RINOs) could come to the fore, but if the candidate is Romney, I may be voting Democrat in a Presidential election for the first time in my life.

So, here’s a summary of my thought process right now:

If the candidate is Cain, Bachmann, Gingrich, Santorum or Perry (in order of preference), I vote Republican.  Even the less palatable of those choices would at least be forwarding  Big Government, statist control from a conservative perspective rather than liberal.
If the candidate is Paul, I vote for my dog.  If the rest of the country wants an obvious loon in charge, I won’t work against it, but I won’t support it either.
If the candidate is Romney (RINO) or Huntsman (RINO), I vote Democrat and trust that a Republican controlled congress will limit White House damage to just what is caused by maintaining our position in the international community as the resident laughingstock.


3 thoughts on “Disheartening, but probably true:

  1. I'm 100% with you. We went from Romney as governor to an Obama clone. Guess who made life worse for me as a Mass Resident?

    Romney or Hunstman, I vote 3rd party (knowing its a vote for the D) Because I think either of those asshole will do MORE damage than a man who can't even get his own party behind him.

    Also remember that if a RINO wins there will only be a Democrat primary (ie We'll be in the position the Donks are right now, knowing they'll be supporting the guy who they hate.

    The ONLY downside is if a Supreme Justice dies, still who knows what the RINOs would think were good justices. HW Bush gave us Souter…

  2. I had similar concerns when McCain was running. He was so fond of "reaching across the aisle" that I was very concerned that we'd end up being worse off than with Hillary or Obama heading things up.

    I sure hope that someone other than the all too pliable Romney ends up as the candidate.

  3. My fellow American, it’s about the paradigm. Issues (Afghanistan War, deficit, economy, health care, etc.), personalities (Obama, Palin, etc.), and political parties stem from, embody, and perpetuate constructs.

    On this planet only immutable realities work over time. Only immutable realities serve the citizenry and the country. The only way out of today’s madness is to replace constructs with immutable realities. For Americans to take care of personal interests and the interests of their country, Americans have to know and get on immutable realities.

    Adults understand through observing and living. The immutable realities of governance are explained through fact situations that confront Americans and Americans can readily understand at The vehicle is real estate zoning in a suburb outside of Chicago.

    Normal people are in sync with immutable realities, so there is always a consensus for immutable realities. The solution to today’s madness is eminently doable.

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