Many critics (including me) have postulated that there isn’t one potential Republican candidate that doesn’t have an Achilles Heel. Romney has Romneycare (and the Mormon thing). Huntsman has the ‘Obama supported me’ (and the Mormon thing). Pawlenty has the boring thing although some have likened him to the Superman candidate. However, he is turning out to be more like Clark Kent. Whether he can pop into a nearby phone booth and morph into the super candidate remains to be seen. Bachmann has the wild-eyed, bat-crap crazy, Tea Party thing along with a litany of video to back that up. Herman Cain has no political experience. Ron Paul is…well, Ron Paul. Palin is an empty suited, quitter, tease who only wants to milk this for future book sales. Gingrich has his compromised ethics and questionable political history combined with his really bad week in media.
There is no Republican candidate, declared or not, who can compete with incumbent President Obama’s frequently challenged résumé and oft-questioned religious views who can compare. Perhaps if there were a candidate that had multiple qualifications of all these potential Republican candidates they might have a chance. Enter Dr. Frankenstein. Let’s cobble together one desireable candidate off of all these less than viable wannabes.
I present to you an idea: declare your Vice-President immediately. Think about it; Pawlenty / Huntsman. That tag team would totally be a problem for the Obama Campaign. How about Romney / Huckabee? Huck gets street cred while Romney soothes those anti-Mormon sentiments in the south. How about (insert candidate here) / Palin? Come on. Does anybody really want her as President? Bachmann / Cain; yeah let’s just nuke the country in a painless death.
The tag team may be the best strategy for Republicans in 2012. I can’t see any other winning strategy.
- Sacrificial Lambs (538refugees.wordpress.com)
- Tim Pawlenty Aims for the Straight Talk Mantel (usnews.com)
- Plenty on Pawlenty (thehill.com)
- Mitt Romney Emerges As Guy To Catch In GOP Presidential Field (huffingtonpost.com)
- Pawlenty’s Moment May Have Arrived (online.wsj.com)