At This Rate Obama Wins By Forfeit!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
The first GOP Presidential debate is coming up and the GOP still hasn’t fielded a candidate capable of winning against Obama. If a Republican candidate (with at least a chance of winning) doesn’t soon toss his or her hat into the ring, Obama wins by forfeit… of a sort.
Honestly, it is becoming depressing! The candidates, I personally could support, all seem to be sitting 2012 out and waiting on 2016. The problem with that strategy is – there may not be a country to be President of by 2016!
My southern experience tells me, southerners enjoy the show Mr. Trump is providing, but we don’t take him seriously as an honest to goodness candidate – even if he decides to run.
Mr. Romney cannot carry the southern states. Why? A couple of things: RomnyCare is one reason. It is considered a form of Obamacare. It has been referred to as ObamaCare Lite. The second reason… well, let me put it this way: Do you really expect Southern Baptists to vote for a Mormon? Hey, it is an honest question based on my experience. I was reared in a Southern Baptist home. I became Lutheran in my mid-twenties and today I am considered a “recovering Baptist.”
Look, I could tick them all off, but suffice it to say, as a southerner, I am not enthused about any of them and I do not see, hear, or feel, any excitement amongst my fellow southern Americans for any candidate, or would-be candidate, in the current field.