Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mitt for V.P.?

Drudge has been running various headlines suggesting that McCain may snag Romney for his vice president. Now, on the one hand I can't stand Romney. The man is an inept politician, not because of his honesty, merely because he's so much of a whore that he'll do or say anything to get elected. For some reason completely incomprehensible to me, what's left of the right clung to Romney as the conservative savior in this election. By resurrecting him to play V.P., McCain may be trying to prove to conservatives that he's one of them. It's not true, of course, but voting is largely a matter of self-deception.

I've also read that Romney would help McCain tackle the economy, an absolutely ludicrous notion. The economy is looking bad now, and it's going to get much, much worse. As Ron Paul continually pointed out during the debates, the inflationary policies of the Fed have financed our war on terror. That's just one reason as a true proponent of limit government I oppose it. But more importantly, the dollar is starting to falter, and although they're liable to try, the Fed won't be able to inflate their way out of the mess. Just some pessimistic sentiments, but reasonably informed ones.

Anyway, the good news is that if McCain does pick Romney, watching the religious right try to sell such an appalling ticket to the pro-lifers will make for some good entertainment. I know it's touch to realize that the party sold you out, but trust me, after a few months of bitterness, it becomes enjoyable to watch the circus as a bemused onlooker.


troutsky said...

One confused citizenry, eh? Keep the government out of the economy, the government should fix the economy, Fed policy is ALL important, not important,etc. A circus indeed but full of sad clowns and there will be much individual suffering,poor women, children, elderly, those the Christian community advocates for. Ron Paul understood the symptoms better than anyone else but not the disease.

A Wiser Man Than I said...

You know, I'll take that as a compliment.