Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The Beautiful Big Three

Kathleen Parker confirms my suspicions...

There's a vacuum in the GOP, we keep hearing, and Republicans aren't quite satisfied with their presidential choices.

Then attempts to dismiss them:

The truth is, the Republican Party has one of its strongest lineups ever. Yet one would think from polls showing that a third of Republicans are dissatisfied with their choices that they were stuck with a roster of has-beens and also-rans. Spoiled and well fed, they're the party of Goldilocks in search of the perfect porridge.

The top three among those who have declared their candidacies -- Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney -- are nobody's leftovers. Or anyone's audience. They're all leading men who belong to the thinly populated genre of sui generis -- one of a kind.

She then goes on to describe just how amazing Rudy McRomney is. The only problem, and it's a big one, is that the rank and file of the Republican party don't buy it. And it's not because Rudy McRomney hasn't got his message out. Please. Those of us who actually follow politics fairly closely are suffocating from all the coverage. Most of us were sick of the big three from day one. We know that Giuiliani held New York together--whatever that means; we know that Romney is handsome--again, whatever--and a good businessman; we know that McCain was a prisoner of war--which is laudable I suppose, but really beside the point.

The problem is that none of this has anything to do with being a conservative. Simply put, we don't trust those boys. And words from a writer's pen, however fine, will not change this in the slightest.

The way democracy is suppose to work--properly speaking, it isn't, but if it were intended to--I think, is that the people have the power. In our bastardized republican form, that means that the people get to have some say in the candidates who will eventually make their decisions for us. The Republican people have spoken. We want new candidates. If the GOP even wants to contend for the crown in '08 they had better start listening to their constituents.

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