This is really dangerous and I may regret it and just trash the whole thing.
But someone asked me the other day what I thought of a candidate. I don’t pay much attention. As an Iowan, I will see and hear more than I want of the Republican candidates in the months between now and the caucuses in February. But right now, I don’t know what to think of any of them.
What do you think? I know there are some Obamaites out there and you probably feel excluded, but the Democratic nominee is not a big surprise, unless someone jumps into the Dem race. But the Rep side is wide open and most of the candidates seem to have some upside and some downside.
This is so dangerous, and I will delete the post if it gets out of hand. Remember this:
1) No insulting the President. I did not vote for Obama last time and cannot forsee a circumstance when I would ever vote for him. But I will not permit personal insults or ridicule of the president. Policies? Legislation? Fine. But respect the office, okay?
2) That same rule applies to others as well. We do not need to insult candidates, just discuss our pros and cons.
3) I KNOW THAT JESUS CHANGES LIVES and that politics is not the answer. You don’t need to tell me that. On Saturdays and Sundays, I’ve started just throwing out open threads without a post. I thought this might be a lively one and frankly, I’d like to hear what everyone thinks.
So, in fear and trepidation I ask you to discuss amongst yourselves: What do you think of the cadre of candidates vying for the Republican nomination?