It isn’t very often that we talk about politics here at Everyone’s Entitled to Joe’s Opinion. Politics can be a very divisive thing; expressing strong opinions of one political persuasion is a sure way to lose friends and readers of the opposite political persuasion. And we don’t want that here at Everyone’s Entitled to Joe’s Opinion. Besides, this just isn’t a political blog. One of my friends from college has a very good political blog called “Marque’s Letters“; I strongly recommend it if you are into that sort of thing. I don’t stop in there very often for the simple reason that I would drive myself completely crazy if I had to worry about all the things that conservative political pundits worry about.
But every now and then politics creeps up on the radar at Everyone’s Entitled to Joe’s Opinion. And what better time to discuss it than with a presidential election looming in the next year?
Obama is looking extremely beatable these days, though he has enjoyed a slight uptick thanks to Osama. Yet Republicans have all but conceded the upcoming election to Obama; for some reason all of the candidates who actually have a shot at beating Obama are avoiding this thing like the plague. Every day it seems like somebody is coming out with an announcement that they will not be running.
Which leaves us with…Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney.
You remember these guys from the last time around, don’t you? Mike Huckabee is a crazy old fundy-gelical from over in Arkansas whom my ultra-conservative evangelical friends just can’t seem to stop talking about.
And Mitt Romney is a Mormon.
This can only mean one of two possible things as far as his ability to govern effectively is concerned. Now a lot of you evangelicals would say that Romney is not a Christian and so God does not listen to him; he does not hear from God and cannot lead out of that. I hear you. But you are completely and totally missing the point, and the point is this: Either (1) he doesn’t REALLY believe all that stuff, in which case he is a hypocrite. Or (2) he really DOES believe all that stuff, in which case he is completely and totally crazy. Those are our only two options here. There may be more but I’m not seeing them so don’t start with me.
And don’t even start with me about Sarah Palin. I would sooner vote for Michael Palin if he were running on the Silly Party ticket. Besides, I think he has a much better shot at beating Obama than any of these other guys.
If only the Republicans could get one of these guys to run, they might actually have a chance.