Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy (or any other president for that matter)

8 01 2008

If trends mean anything then the presidential race boils down to two candidates of the same party. No Senator has been elected president since JFK and I don’t think we’re going to see a change in that statistic any time soon…or ever (LBJ and Nixon were congressmen and even though Gerald Ford was a Senator he was never elected). Senators have very public voting records and the bills they vote on are so convoluted and bloated with pork and nonsense that it’s just like shooting fish in a barrel when putting together a negative campaign ad against a running Senator.

That takes Hillary, Obama, Edwards, McCain and Thompson out of the race (the other unmentioned candidates can be dismissed and return to their classrooms). The only glimmer of hope for a Senator might be in Obama’s short tenure — the fact that he hasn’t had as much time as others to taint himself.

So, that brings us to Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. The two religious candidates who stand for the same conservative values this country embraces but who stand as religious opponents. I only wish, for the sake of the salacious television entertainment, that these two could run against one another in the general election. I’m no Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder, but if I had to put money on it I’m going with Romney. He’s clean, he’s pretty and the man has proven he can straighten some shit out and that’s what this country needs.

Romney / <insert running mate> 2008!

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