I’m underwhelmed by the GOP Presidential hopefuls. While I sympathize with Cain because of what he has been put through, I don’t believe he is running to win; he’s running to increase name recognition. I don’t like his 9-9-9 plan. I’m not digging the irony of a Tea Party candidate being elected on a new tax platform. Which is what 9-9-9 would do, it would institute a new national sales tax. Although a tax that punishes consumption is preferable to a tax that punishes production, since the country started out taxing production, we can’t switch because once taxed savers’ wealth will be taxed again.
I had high hopes for Perry, but I’m most disappointed by his performance in the debates. It’s not that he stumbled a few times, but that he broke the 11th Amendment which shows lack of foresight. Still, the Texas miracle is something to write home about, so our nominee could do much worse.
Which brings me to Romney. I would like to see Paul Ryan adopting the Paul Ryan plan because I don’t trust Romney to carry it out. And I do want to see Ryan running for the highest office. Unfortunately, conservatives who came of age during the Reagan Revolution are not quite seasoned to run for the White House.
Am I suppose to support Gingrich after I swore off of him? He’s certainly intelligent and well-spoken and he knows how to stay above the fray… but gosh, with his baggage? On the other hand, he should be credited with welfare reform.
You know what, you early primary voters, just pick me a candidate. I’ll vote for him — especially if he promises to appoint John Bolton Secretary of State. I’m so disgusted by the current administration, any one of them will do.