Last night I watch the whole Republican candidates debate on MSNBC. I had hoped the debate could help me decide for whom I will be voting. Nope.
Going in, I thought I had narrowed my choices to John McCain and Rudy Giuliani. With Tim Russert moderating, I thought the distinction would be highlighted and I would be able to compare all the candidates and make my selection.
Well, the candidates were all nice to each other, unlike the most recent Democratic debate. With the exception of Ron Paul, they pretty much all said the same thing. Immigration, taxes, the war in Iraq, the economy, the Clintons… The answers were all the same.
Now I am flummoxed.
Moreover, I am deeply concerned. The Republican nominee is going to be Mavertor Jott Huckiani.
There is no real difference between McCain, Romney, Giuliani, and Huckabee. Oh sure, their supporters will point to an issue here or an experience there. Shades of gray, really.
None of these candidates is inspiring. None of them reach out and grab me. None of them stand out clearly from the rest.
And if this is my reaction — a person with more than a decade of direct experience in politics, a person who studied political history and philosophy, a person who cares about politics a lot more than the average American — what does it mean for the rest of the country?
The Republican party is doomed, my friends.
And the worst part is, the Democrats will nominate Hillary Clinton. Last July target=”_blank”>I wrote three words that should care everyone: “President Hillary Clinton”.