It’s time for some sense and sensibility. With a field of nine candidates, the Republican product is too diluted. That’s the reason the polls have been so fluid. There are only two candidates with a chance to win the nomination: Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. The rest are sincere, nice people who “can’t light the candle,” as someone said of John Connally in 1980. You are excused. There’s only one who can beat Barack Obama. Romney was a governor and a businessman, and we will need that kind of expertise to pull us out of the president’s famous ditch. Newt is too volatile and has too much baggage.And, he is right, if you accept that we just have to steer the car out of the ditch. If you think we are good and well stuck then you will be calling for a wrecker to pull us out.
Is that a dark horse I see on the horizon? It is 90 days to the Day of LBJ's Decision. Ninety days is a lifetime in politics, and the half-life of a political memory.
UPDATE: I wonder if Kevin Dowd is related to Kevin, the Lost Bunny of the Apocalypse?
Regards — Cliff
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