In 6 months I’ll be headed to the Iowa caucuses for our unique first-in-the-nation electoral free-for-all.
I have absolutely no idea who I’ll support.
While Republicans have been disappointing in recent years, I’m not ready to jump the boat and go independent. Voting Democrat isn’t an option – for moral reasons. The unthinking support if abortion, the complete rejection of biblical morality and family values. Of course, my party has often given lip service only.
Too often the choice seems to be between the craven secularism if the Democrats and the shallow hypocrisy of Republicans.
There are now over 115 Republican candidates and over 450 total, including independents and Democrats. But there are 16 or 17 major candidates in the race.
So far, there are two candidates I’ve elimated from consideration.
Donald Trump – I’m not a huge fan of McCain, but when you say he’s not a war hero because he got caught, you show yourself to be an idiot and a blowhard, lacking the gravitas, self-control, and wisdom to be president.
Chris Christie – ethically challenged pro-abortion candidate? Pass.
The rest are a mish-mash of views, backgrounds, and positions. All are at least nominally pro-life.
Bush and Walker seem to be front-runners in the polls (discounting he-who-shall-not-be-named).
I like Huckabee, but wonder if he has that presidential gravitas. Loved the way Walker stood strong in Wisconsin against entrenched power groups. Can he do the same in DC? Rand Paul is a generational improvement, but his isolationist foreign policy gives me pause. Cruz, Rubio, Jindal – glad to see some diversity but none of them stand out yet. Carly Fiorino seems competent but isn’t gaining traction. Dr Carson us an attractive candidate but I’m not sure how he’ll do beyond the social issues he’s so strong on. Who am I forgetting? Is Santorum running again? Kasich?
That’s 14 of them. I know there’s more. I may edit later.
The only decision I’ve made is an absolute and firm no to Donnie Hairdo and the governor of NJ.
Beyond that I’m wide open. Anyone settle on a candidate yet?
Tell me what you think.