We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Right now we have three leading candidates - Rudy, Fred and Hillary - all of whom are celeb candidates, as I see it. Only one of them has ever done anything difficult or substantial, and that is Rudy. (This is not Mitt Romney's year, I think, even though he is a very fine, smart, decent, effective fellow who could probably run anything - and who should maybe, in a perfect world, get elected. But this is the Year of the Celebrity. Even the likeable Obama is just a newly-minted TV celeb with an empty resume.)
Whattya mean "difficult or substantial"? I mean didn't Hillary have to go on television to back her philandering hubby back in the day with a straight face. I mean, that had to be hard- and it was "Domestic Agenda" experience. Oh, yeah- and she changed the China pattern in the White House. I believe that qualifies as "Foreign Policy" experience. :-)
Anyone who thinks Thompson is the savior of the Republican party should rethink it, Its only September with 15 months to the election. Lets see how he does in a couple debates before throwing him under the bus.
I heard Morris speak once at a book signing in Florida. He is very bright but seemed very amoral and purely self-interested. And obessed with the Clintons.
I just don't see Fred having the energy/stamina to endure a gueling campaign that will lead to even more demanding job. Take a look at an average week for GW which could involve travelling thousands of miles, press conferences, crisis management, staff meeting, planning meetings, decisions that affect the country and the world. I'm sorry, I think Fred is a fine man but I don't see the energy there. Rudy is a good man and a great leader. I suspect that his personal life could turn into the Republican version of Clinton's. I mean he married a woman who is now doing the "Vagina monologues". I'm not sure why he did'nt see that coming...I see Romney as strong leader with world class communication skills and an great home life. He would be a great President. I would not count him out at this point. One man's opinion...