Sunday, January 20, 2008

Romney, McCain and Huckabee ... and others

You've got to be kidding me, right? (This is Mary talking). THESE are the 3 Republican frontrunners?

- A guy who doesn't have a chance in hell of getting elected because the Christian right thinks he's on his way there. I guess it's great to be religious and run for president, but only if you are exactly the type of religious the Christian right likes.

- A guy who contradicts himself every time he turns around--first he's against the Republican establishment, now he's in bed with them.

- And a guy who thinks the Constitution ought to be rewritten based on the Bible. (Here's the quote, from a talk he gave to a group while on the campaign trail in Michigan: "I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that's what we need to do -- to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view.")

And we're afraid of Muslim fundamentalists, whom we demonize every single day as "Islamo-fascists" who are supposedly lurking in every corner with bombs, ready to derail life as we know it?? I'm more afraid of people like Huckabee, not to mention our current president, who--along with his team of merry men--have scared me more than Bin Laden every will. (I'm sure I just set off about 20 code-word alarms with the thought police!)

I guess it fits the Republican profile: one candidate who is a successful businessman type, with hair to match. One who's a war veteran who backs the current government and its illegal war, and one right-wing nut job who wants to preach from the White House, not govern from it.

The Democrats fit the left-side mold, as well: one who represents the success of civil rights, one who represents the success of women's rights, and one who represents (or is trying to, at least) the working class.

So what we have here, then, are 3 clich├ęs on each side. But at least the Democratic side has three thoughtful people to offer the country. Of the three Republicans, the only one who seems even remotely sane is Romney. But that's probably only because I don't know that much about him yet.

But the truth is, all 6 of them--my favorites included--seem lost. I really haven't connected with anyone whom I feel understands how to run this country. I want bold, innovative language. I want them to think outside the American box. I want them to show no fear that what they say may cost them the nomination.

Oh, yeah, that's right: I wanted Dennis Kucinich.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First, let me share the facts:

**Democrat CFR member Candidates:**
Barack Obama: Also, his wife Michelle Obama is on the Board of Directors in the Chicago branch of the CFR.
Hillary Clinton
John Edwards
Chris Dodd
Bill Richardson

**Republican CFR member Candidates:**
Mitt Romney
Rudy Giuliani
John McCain
Fred Thompson
Newt Gingrich
Mike Huckabee: Huckabee is not a CFR member, though he named Richard Haas, president of the CFR, as his adviser on foreign policy. On Feb. 21, 2006, Hass wrote a column for the Taipei (China) Times titled, "State Sovereignty Must Be Altered in Globalized Era." This is an explicit solicitation for global government. Here is the article --

So what is the "CFR" anyway?

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is David Rockefeller's private thinktank. This group has nothing to do with our government since it is entirely private. This group is pro-war and pro-North American Union (loss of American sovereignty and loss of Constitutional protections). You can read more about this group at --

Here's a short video of a discussion between Dick Cheney (ex-director of CFR) and David Rockefeller, which reveals their close-knit ties --