* I have a another New York Post column: “Plague of the pesky millionaires”. Read it, discuss it, and tell all your friends about it. Also tell your enemies since they are more numerous.
Well, that was a surprise. He won the Florida straw poll, and decisively so: 37% to 15.4% for Perry and 14% for Romney.
Of all the declared GOP candidates, he’s the one I actually like. People just aren’t sure he’s electable because — never having been a politician — he’s a little rough around the edges. I think after having someone like Obama who is nothing but a useless politician, people might actually respond to that. And if we all get together and tell ourselves he is electable, we can make it so. Something to consider.
* Anyway, the state of the GOP candidates is that everyone figures Romney is going to win, but everyone also really hates Romney and wants someone else. We all know Romney will run a solid campaign and probably beat Obama — but we really really want another guy. He’s the backup college of the presidential candidates. And that’s why when Perry — the dominant non-Romney — has started to fade, you saw people go to Cain instead of Romney. People just want another choice.
And that’s why I think there’s a good chance someone else will jump in the race — especially with how it’s looking like anyone could beat Obama at this point. Palin could be sensing an opening, and apparently people are telling Chris Christie that his reelection in New Jersey is unlikely so he might as well go for the presidency. Seems like the Republican presidential primary has been going on forever, but it might not have even really started yet.
Anyway, we just need someone — anyone — to beat Obama. And preferably not Romney.
* Obama is attacking the GOP debates at fundraisers, saying they are “not reflective of who we are”. Well, of course not; they’re staged debates of politicians spouting talking points, genius.
So what does Obama think is “reflective of who we are”? I guess he hopes it’s arrogant incompetence, because if that’s it then you can’t help but look at Obama and see America.
* A majority of people now consider Obama to be the same as or worse than Bush. So I guess Democrat hopes are going to rest on that maybe people really like George W. Bush and mean it as a compliment when they say Obama is the same as him. “You know that guy we said was worse than Hitler, some people say Obama is worse than him… but a lot think he’s about the same as him so that’s not too bad.”
* I saw that my state of Idaho is asking for a waiver on No Child Left Behind — apparently a number of states are going to get waivers. I wonder how you justify that? Maybe you take your worst kids to stand before Obama and then point at them and say, “Look how stupid and useless these kids are; we need permission to leave them behind.” And then Michelle Obama will come into the room, look at them, and yell, “And they’re fat! I hate them! Leave them behind!”
Finally, some common sense in education.
* Women in Saudi Arabia now have the right to vote – so Saudi Arabia is just a little less than 100 years behind us in that regard. Women still aren’t allowed to drive themselves to the polls, but, hey, they can now cast a ballot. I almost don’t have the heart to tell them they don’t live in a democracy.
* The state of Texas will no longer give special catered last meals to people about to be executed. Instead, they’ll just get whatever the cafeteria is serving. Is it just me, or does Texas really not like murderers or something?
* BTW, the title for my ebook coming out in November is “Obama: The Greatest President in the History of Everything”. Should have more details and an exact release date soon. Be excited!