Pawlenty is out. It's a bit early to throw in the towel but there it is.
Last I knew, candidates were busing in people to stack the Ames. It isn't very reliable.
Michele and Ron? Really?
I'd get behind Michele as she's on the team but is she electable? To be honest, I haven't really been paying that much attention. I'd vote for the Ron up against Barack Hussein but he's a little too Shirley McLaine for me.
At least these two are solidly pro-life.
Strange the flipflopper didn't participate. His previous strategy has been to bus 'em into Iowa and stack the poll. Enthusiasm among voters must be low.
There's no question in my mind that Rick Santorum is an authentic prolifer. But two problems. His discretion is (less than stellar), and I suspect the left will take quotes from his book to fearmonger. I also never got the feeling his personality was a winner among his peers in Washington. He's made an awful lot of enemies within our ranks (people who ordinarily get along with other people). It does not speak well of his leadership. If he can't pull our own team together, our bid for the White House is toast. I wouldn't rail against him if he were the nominee (as I would Romney) but I lack enthusiasm.
Rick Perry is courting the evangelicals. He's got his game on with them but will they use their political forces to elect him? When you scratch the surface,his policies and agenda aren't much different than Barack's. What's the attraction? Grassroot voters will scratch the surface and sooner or later, he'll go under the bus. He's not getting into the White House without the grassroots. What's the point?
We have a situation where the White House is the GOP's to lose and this is as good as it gets?
The defection of Obama's troops continues to be fascinating. He could go down as the most divisive President in the history of American politics. It should be an interesting week, as he is apparently going to come out swinging.
We'll see what he's got left. We'll see what the GOP has in their armory. Wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall?