It appears that the Stupid Party will not be re-running the unelectable loser Mitt Romney in 2016:
On a ski lift high above the powdery
slopes of Deer Valley, Utah, Mitt Romney made it clear: His quest for
the White House, which had dominated nearly a decade of his life, was
coming to a close.
The selling point for Romney was that
he was "electable" in a way that his opponents were not.
This is the manner of things: the rich who bankroll the party
coalesce behind a boring figure of no significant threat to the
status quo. Objections from the party rank and file are then
brushed aside, for while the other candidates may have stronger
credentials, they are, alas, not electable.
Romney could not
run again because he had proven this argument false. His only
appeal was that he was thought to be a winner. But he was not,
so the Stupid Party has turned on to duller and more depressing
“People were much more excited about Jeb [Bush]
than Mitt,” said Ron Gidwitz, a Chicago financier who helped raise
millions for Mr. Romney and allied groups in 2012. “Mitt ran twice
before unsuccessfully. He’s a great guy. But winning is everything
in this business.”
The elites are uniting behind another Bush. Heaven help us
On the one hand, Jeb is not his brother's keeper,
and so can not be held accountable for the fact that George W. was
such a disastrous president. (And to the holdouts who insist he
was a good president, the current president is the best proof to the
contrary. George W. Bush was so bad the country elected Barack
Obama--twice!--rather than endure another Republican president.)
the other hand, I've had enough of the Bushes for my lifetime.
And enough Clintons for that matter. What does it say about our
democratic republic that, since 1988, only eight years will have seen
someone other than Bush or Clinton in the white house?
well functioning organization, the most important positions are
filled by the most impressive members of that organization.
Applying this theory to the present topic, three possible conclusions
1) The most well-qualified people in our
republic of over three hundred million people just happen to come
from one of two families (three, if we count the Obama's);
The Presidency is not all that important, and so can be handled by
mediocrities with little harm;
3) Our republic is highly
I leave the answer as an exercise for the