Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gingrich for Candidate

I'm supporting Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination in 2012. I don't want any of the current Republican crop to win the election. They don't understand economics worse than BHO doesn't understand economics. Of the two candidates with serious prospects, Romney has disqualified himself as a candidate by his ads that quote BHO out of context, ads that Romney defends, apparently, on the grounds that two wrongs make a right. He's a liar, and as I heard Grover Norquist say just this morning, we shouldn't elect people who lie their way into office.

Actually, that not right. What I don't want is a candidate who lies his way to the nomination, because such a candidate will not be any fun at all to watch try to get elected. What I want is an interesting campaign, and Newt and Barack will bring an intellectual depth to the proceedings that will be refreshing for those of us who have endured nearly a lifetime of brain-dead politics. It won't be Olympian, or even Phialdelphian, but it will be substantive, with at least the possibility of the candidates raising some of the right questions. That's really all one can hope for in a national campaign, and G-d knows, we can't expect the media to ask them.

So if you get a chance, see if you can't get Newt on the ticket, even if you want the GOP to lose (or maybe, especially if you want the GOP to lose). The civics lesson will be worth the price of admission.

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