The election is a long way off, and my mind is far from made up on who will get my vote (I think there is an excellent chance that the republican nominee will be a dark horse who is not currently getting a lot of press.), but of the three main contenders currently vying for the front of the pack I have to throw my endorsement behind Mitt Romney.
Sure he's a mormon with a suspicious record, but he's my man... for now... until somebody better comes along... I hope somebody comes along.
...but I think I could get behind this man. Go Romney!!!
I simply will not vote for Giulliani.
I could vote for McCain, but I don't like the man. I don't trust him either. (I know...I know... I can hear you now "You don't trust McCain, but you trust Romney?!?!?") Voting for McCain would be a tough pill to swallow for me. He a relentless self-promoter, he's disloyal, a grandstander, and he's no friend of evangelicals. There is a strong streak in him that leans towards appeasing liberals. He still thinks that the battle should be won in middle- the realm of compromise where conviction on matters of import are set aside or prioritized lower for the sake of political expediency and positive public image. He's a compromiser, and he will end up disappointing both sides of the fence. Sadly our nation is becoming increasingly polarized, and I say McCain needs to pick a pole and stop pining for and flirting with the enemy. If McCain ran his colors up the pole, I"m afraid it would be McCain's own personal flag- he's a true maverick, an individual, in an age when we circle the wagons and pass the lead.
I can't stand all of this talk on the TV about "legacy." What is that??? Clinton was obsessed with the idea of legacy. So much so that he openly talked about it in interviews while he was in office. It reveals an obsession with self. Concern over legacy shouldn't govern how a politician conducts himself. Personal conviction and a pragmatic assessment of issues in the here and now (...and with an eye toward how it will affect the future) should motivate a politicians conduct.
McCain is a legacy minded candidate. I hope I don't have to vote for him.