…. and see how it is not barren.
I’m not young by any stretch, but I can’t remember when there were so many candidates vying for their party’s nomination. I like it. I’m jazzed to see a lot of diversity, both physical and mental. They certainly are not punched from the same cookie cutter. We have governors, senators, business peeps, a doctor, and even a former IRS commissioner. There are isolationists and trade advocates, reformers and Constitutionalists, and even the godly and the….less godly. I have my own pet names for some of them, and as usual my pet names are on the nice side because politics are just so ugly that I need some pretty and nice to deal with the crap.
The Legacy- Jeb (!) Bush. Not my fave. That whole Common Core-slash-immigration stance grates like sandpaper on my behind.
The Hair- Donald Trump. He runs as conservative because he can’t breathe over in the Democrat party due to Hillary Clinton taking all the oxygen. Not sure how Bernie Sanders is alive. Possibly formaldehyde, like Keith Richards.
The Perennial- Jack Fellure. He runs EVERY CYCLE. Has for years.
The Equalizer- Ted Cruz. He kicks ass.
The Shootist- Rick Perry. Also kicks ass and will kill anything that threatens him or his dog, and has proved it.
The Sass- Carly Fiorina. Oh em gee she runs circles around the media and does it with a smile on her face.
The Saint- Rick Santorum. He’s got a heart of gold and a brain of lead, but God love him and so do a lot of peeps.
The Brimstone- Mike Huckabee. Sigh….. he’s like the Jim Bakker of the party.
The Charmer- Marco Rubio. He’s charming and has some issues, but his character isn’t one of them.
The Mad Hatter- Rand Paul. Some sound stuff, irrevocably tossed to the side by tin foil and hubris.
The Wannabe- George Pataki. You can run on 2001 for only so long, dude.
There are others still considering a run, most notably Bobby Jindal and Scott Walker among them. So the field with probably be very fruitful by the end of the summer. I only hope it isn’t all nuts 😀