Republicans I'll say no to
Found some cogent essays today expressing my own thoughts about a few Republicans I can't support:
Mitt Romney (for these very reasons, tho he seems a nice guy with a modicum of economic literacy). Via Power Line. UPDATE: "Not the clear-cut anti-Obama we need."
Lindsay Graham (puleeze! South Carolina, elect somebody better than this loose cannon that insists on shooting us in the back from time to time! He's the dictionary definition of a guy who just doesn't get it.)
Ron Paul (I have nothing against libertarians, but I just can't follow him into his personal swamps of isolationism, monetary medievalism, and especially racism).
I hope the Republican National Committee is listening. The ground is shifting under their feet and most of the time they seem to be falling down instead of adapting.
UPDATE: Here are two more candidates I vote thumbs-down on: the affable would-be diet dictator Mike Huckabee (I do not favor him for many reasons, but most recently for sounding totally tone-deaf on protecting Americans from porous borders and stemming illegal immigration) and Newt Gingrich (he had his chance with the Contract With America and blew it big time). Stay on the sidelines and keep feeding us those visionary ideas, Professor, but give someone new a chance in the 21st century.
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