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Friday, March 17, 2006

Early Bird GOP '08 Hopefuls









From top: Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Arizona Senator John McCain, Vrginia Senator George Allen, Jesus Christ (Announcing His Candidacy), and Candidate Jesus (running)

8 Comments:

Blogger the liberal samurai said...

John... Here's my comments:
Jeb: There ought ot be a law against "polititcal families" occupying the white house. And that is across the board. We should only get 1 Roosevelt, 1 Adams, 1 Clinton and 1 Bush no more. We're starting to develop a ruling class in this country. If your family has been in the white house once in a generation, then sorry your card his been punched, even if you are the smarter brother...

Rudy: Eh, he was great during 9/11 but so was Bush. Look what's happened to Bush since then.

Mitt Romney: This country will never elect anyone from the Northeast. Bush I got in cuz of Reagan Cred.

McCain: The polish is wearing off of this guy. He's you guys' Howard Dean.

Allen: Don't know too much about him.

JC: He wouldn't have a prayer against my boy Zeus!

ps if you get HBO, check Riddick out tonight at 8 pm!

11:34 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Go MITT!

12:41 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Though I don't think Mitt is a real serious contendor, he has more behind him than being from the Northeast.

He successfully turned a crippled Salt Lake Olympic Organizing commmittee around to produce a VERY successful Winter Olympics.

The reason I don't think he is a serious contendor is due to his religious background. The fact that he is Mormon will be a mark against him.

At this juncture, it's probablly easier for a woman to be elected than a Mormon.

Still... I say, GO MITT!!!

12:51 PM  
Blogger the liberal samurai said...

I agree... Go Mitt and take the rest of the GOP with you! LOL I don't see any woman on minority getting elected in the next 20 years. That includes Hillary. Anyone who thinks this country is ready for a President who isn't white needs to spend a week south of the Mason Dixon line.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

...and take the rest of the GOP to lead this Nation!...Thank you...

Just take a look at who could be in the running to represent the Democratic party...I shudder.

6:52 AM  
Blogger John said...

Allen's the Man [his dad was a legendary head-coach for the Washington Redskins!--Good enough for Republicus! ;)].

11:06 PM  
Blogger John said...

Sanjay said:

"Jeb: There ought ot be a law against "polititcal families" occupying the white house. And that is across the board. We should only get 1 Roosevelt, 1 Adams, 1 Clinton and 1 Bush no more. We're starting to develop a ruling class in this country. If your family has been in the white house once in a generation, then sorry your card his been punched, even if you are the smarter brother..."

Kennedy's too, huh?

Understood. But Americans--for all their anti-monarchy talk and egalitarian championing have this weird, adulating, and submissive attitude--and hence validation!--towards royalty, either groveling before it--when it is real or aped--or fancying to be it themselves
above their fellow commoner (by virtue of a combination of wealth
and conceit).

In the June 22, 2005 post "The Bush-Hater's Bush," that attitude is satirized when explaining Bush 43's appeal:

"As to the question of electability, (Bush) had the benefit of rallying the army of disgusted Clinton-haters who felt that Clinton stole the throne away from King George I, and could exploit the sentimental value for that king (41) the way the talentless Priscilla does for The King (Elvis), and the way the lightweight John-John did for Camelot King Arthur (JFK).

(All that yearning giddiness for a monarch occuring on both sides of the aisle and in the heartland of a Constitutional Republic, but anyway...)

So, if the people want to vote in a dynasty, who's to stop them?

They get what they vote for.

"Rudy: Eh, he was great during 9/11 but so was Bush. Look what's happened to Bush since then."

Feh. Rudy's great, but as mayor of NYC he had to be as liberal a Republican as Bloomberg is. He'd have to run to the right--but he's got the Pro-Choice ball & chain and his ex-wife's "Vagina Monologues" creating drag.

And I'm not sure how an Italian-American Roman Catholic would do in Peoria.

But still, his performance at 9/11--and his speech at the 2004 Republican Convention--is enough creds for Republicus.

"Mitt Romney: This country will never elect anyone from the Northeast. Bush I got in cuz of Reagan Cred."

Right. Which is why Bush II moved to Texas and built a ranch! (lol--seriously, I think Bush's heart--and home--is in Texas)

I like Romney. He's a sharp guy, but Kelly's right: Roman Catholic Rudy--and Jewish Lieberman, for that matter--would have it easier than a Mormom at this juncture.

"McCain: The polish is wearing off of this guy. He's you guys' Howard Dean."

lol C'mon! Dean? Naw.

But I know what you mean...

"Allen: Don't know too much about him."

His dad was the legendary coach of the Washington Redskins. "Nuff said.

Seriously, watch out for him: He may be another Reaganesque candidate (Bush is one for sure, despite Ron Jr.'s protests to the contrary).

"JC: He wouldn't have a prayer against my boy Zeus!"

"A prayer." lol But only because of JC's "Love Thy Enemy" and "Turn the other cheek" stuff, but I bet his Dad could kick Zeus' ass.

"ps if you get HBO, check Riddick out tonight at 8 pm!"

Missed it--but I'll be sure to buy the DVD...

12:02 AM  
Blogger John said...

Kelly cheered:

"Still... I say, GO MITT!!!"

I like Mitt. I like Hatch, too. They're good Americans.

But as far as his "electability" goes, on second thought--HE'S GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS!

11:46 AM  

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