It’s because I want to vote for this guy
But I don’t want to vote for this guy
Not to pick on Rick Perry, specifically. I’ve got problems with all of them. He’s just an easy example. I’m really in the anybody but Romney camp.
And don’t give me any Ron Paul crap. Yes, if he’s the nominee, I’ll vote for him over Dear Reader, but I think he’d make a terrible president.
I liked Herman Cain. I still believe all the mud thrown at him was manufactured, but someone had something on him that made him drop out. I don’t know or care what it was.
The strong video isn’t a deal breaker for me either. Yes, it’s bad. But it’s not like any of the others (Crazy Paul notwithstanding) can stay out of the bedroom activities of consenting adults. And I don’t really think he’s intentionally gay-bashing here. He’s making a statement about people bending over backwards to keep from offending homosexuals and yet it’s perfectly fine to marginalize Christians. He just put it badly.
Newt Gingrich was chastising Bill Clinton while having an affair himself. You know, he’ll really love America until she gets cancer. He’s a smart guy, it’s true. Does he know how to fix the mess we’re in? Probably so. But he won’t do it. He’s going to do whatever it takes to be popular.
Rick Santorum? Who is the guy? Where did he come from? I’ve got no idea.
Mitt? No, just no. Obamacare is the biggest example of the over-reach of government we ever seen. It was based on Mitt’s law. Also, just ask JayG about what he did for gun owners in Massachusetts.
I like Michelle. I really do. But she’s kind of got the crazy too. But then again, she wrote the bill to kill Obamacare.
Which leaves Rick Perry.
Far from perfect. In bed with big business. Comfortable with using executive privilege. And way to concerned with what consenting adults want to do in their bedrooms. blah blah blah.
He has a history of crony capitalism. Crony capitalism is the cancer of the free market.
But we know he’s pro-gun. So at least there is that. He’s for small government, generally. And I like the part time Congress thing even though it’ll never happen.
I know that we’ll never see a perfect candidate. Running for president requires a certain amount of narcissism. But there is really no one in the race that I’m excited about.