As I think Barack Obama is destroying this country more effectively than Godzilla took out Tokyo I sat down to watch the debate the other night. As they came out I saw John Huntsman, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, and Mitt. I like some of them but I worry about their electoral chances. Others, I think could get elected but I don’t trust.
Immediately, I found myself running the names of those whom I wish were running like Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal, or Sarah Palin.
I couldn’t help but be reminded of the scene from Hoosiers where Coach Norman Dale played by the great Gene Hackman introduces his team to the students only to hear them all cheer “Jimmy! Jimmy!” for the star player who wasn’t going to play.
Hackman then returns to the microphone and says:
I would hope you support who we are, not who we are not.
These six individuals have made a choice to work, a choice to sacrifice, to put themselves on the line 23 nights in the next 4 months to represent you, this High School.
That kind of commitment and effort deserves and demands your respect.
This is your team.
After Perry today, maybe we’ll get some other candidates joining the team like Jimmy did in “Hoosiers.” But maybe not. And some of these candidates could do great things if given the chance. I guess I have to stop hoping for the perfect candidate. This is the team.
August 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm
Rick Perry kicks-off his candidacy with a huge prayer rally.
Texas Dubya two
– with the same Neo-Con brain trust as his advisors that Bush relied upon.
Wasn't two terms of the original Dubya bad enough?
August 16, 2011 at 2:51 am
"This Is Your Team"
Um, actually it's not. My vote doesn't have to go to yet another neo-con Republican. It is next to impossible to justify a vote for any Democrat, but that doesn't mean I have to vote for another politician neo-con who will drive us off the same cliff but only at a slower pace. In fact, if the ship is going down, might as well have it go down faster and get it done with. Ron Paul has great potential, but has no chance of overcoming the establishment GOP machine. So then I'll vote third-party once again for a candidate who actually stands for something instead of rationalizing that a "less worse" candidate is somehow "good".
August 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm
I have no "team." If a politician wants my vote, he will have to earn it based upon his own credentials, and not just because the other guy sucks more.
If we end up with the O for four more years, then we probably deserve it.