The 2016 Republican Presidential nomination campaign silly season is upon us already and it’s shaping up just as it did the last time when the ultra right wing religious fanatics in the Party forced Mitt Romney, the best moderate candidate way too far to the right and, as a consequence, he lost a general election which should have easily been won to the incompetent socialist, Barack Obama.
Here we go again.
Will the Republicans ever learn? Once again it ought to be an easy contest in 2016. After all, Obama has been a terrible president. His socialist agenda has made him extremely unpopular with the folks.
But the GOP extremists are dead set this time around on sabotaging the chances of any well qualified Republican moderate who has a chance of winning a general election from getting the nomination and beating the next and already crowned incompetent socialist in line, Hillary Clinton.
As I expected, archetypal right wing extremist, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, predicted last week that Democrats would keep the White House in 2016 if Republicans selected a moderate nominee next year. This guy actually believes that only if his Party selects an extremist, like himself for the nomination, will the GOP have a chance to win back the White House.
"If we nominate another candidate in the mold of Bob Dole or John McCain or Mitt Romney," Cruz explained, "the same people who stayed home in 2008 and 2012 will stay home in 2016 and the Democrats will win again. There is a better way."
If Sen. Cruz is right, perhaps his Party ought to simply select Sarah Palin right now and forget about any contest to pick a winner from the moderate field. Clinton would make mince meat out of Palin or any other right wing religious nut.
There are more than 20 Republican presidential hopefuls who will be running this year. It’s going to be like a pack of rabid wild dogs ripping each other apart, thus guaranteeing that the last man standing, probably a moderate like Mitt Romney, Scott Walker or Chris Christie, will be going into the general election severely wounded and at a substantial disadvantage compared to the socialist Clinton who will no doubt breeze through the Democrat nomination process unscathed.
I sure hope I’m wrong but it looks a lot like...
Here we go again.