Tuesday, May 31, 2011

GOP Self-destruction Derby

Eugene Robinson tells it like it is. Money quote:

Let’s see, Newt Gingrich is still in the race, though it’s doubtful the party will ever forgive him for being right about the “radical” Ryan plan for Medicare. There’s businessman Herman Cain, who’s now polling better than Pawlenty. There’s Rick Santorum and Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman and ... Hello? Did you nod off?

This bleak panorama boosts the chances of Mitt Romney, who now has to be considered the clear front-runner. He has the money, the experience, the hair, the smile—he looks and sounds like a presidential candidate, which is more than can be said of the competition.

Yeah, but he'll have a lot of 'splainin' to do, and if he's the nominee, you can kiss a large part of the evangelical vote goodbye. In fact, if he look more and more like the nominee, that puts a lot of pressure on Huckabee to reconsider not running, and it gives a fair amount of credence to Palin's eventual third-party rogue run. I rub my hands together with glee!

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