Thursday, March 15, 2012

Still Neck and Neck and Neck

Another primary Tuesday is over and there's still a three-way tie, until you count the number of delegates each candidate has amassed. Then you realize Mitt Romney is ahead of the game. His attitude is, "They may not love me right now, but they'll vote for me when I'm the nominee," smugly suggesting that, by then, there will be nowhere else for them to go.

Still, nobody is budging.  Newt Gingrich has belligerently dug in his heels. Rick Santorum is just as stubborn and even more sanctimonious. Ron Paul is content to wander amiably along from state to state, because it's a good way to get his ideas across and, occasionally, even appear on television, reaching an even wider audience. Not that it has helped him.

This has been the longest, silliest, messiest primary season I have ever seen, and it's far from over. The voter turnout has been low in most states so far. Wonder why that is. Is it because most moderate Republicans are simply sitting it out, waiting for the convention?  Is it that the only voters to come out were the tea partiers/ultraconservatives/zealots? Or s it that so many of the caucuses and  primaries so far haven't resulted in any delegates? Even Missouri, a state that has already had a meaningless primary is now going to have a caucus that will result in the appointment of delegates. But, those delegates are not bound to a candidate. They can change their minds at the convention.

The pundits are whispering that Romney has an underlying problem, even more important than being the architect of Obamacare.  It's his Mormonism. Shhh.  It's a secret.  This might be a good time to point out that up to now, the pundits have been dead wrong in all of their predictions and blathering and they're ALWAYS wrong, historically speaking. It is in their best interests, and the interests of their corporate bosses, to keep the circus in town.  So, they make stupid predictions and analyze every vote to death, in order to not bore everyone to tears.  Consequently, they don't seem to mind that they have been wrong more times than they have been right.

I think if I were a Republican - perish the thought- I would ignore the meaningless caucuses and primaries and just hope for a brokered convention and pray that a better candidate will emerge. And, I don't mean Sarah Palin. She just burns to get in on the act.  In fact, she has even announced she'd like to debate President Obama.  I laughed 'til I cried.

Stay tuned. 

10 comments:

MerCyn said...

It makes you want to stick your head in the sand until the whole thing is over.

MerCyn said...

It makes you want to stick your head in the sand until the whole thing is over.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

It is making the talk show folks very happy........

alwaysinthebackrow said...

Heh-just let 'em fight it out. Obama can sit back and watch the show for now. Maybe one of them will be running against the other in the fall, as well, and they can split the R vote. Perfect!

Margie's Musings said...

I agree, Kathy. I hope they do split the vote.

Olga said...

Honestly, the only positive thing about this political circus is that it lends fodder for your posts.

Darlene said...

I think it makes me cry until I laugh, Betty. ;0)

Talk about being delusional; Sarah Palin is the poster child for an ego driven example.

NitWit1 said...

I choose to watch Dance Moms or Gold Rush. At least there are different kinds of egos and laughs.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I'm with Darlene....it all makes me cry and then I want to laugh my head off. It's become a total joke...and I just can't watch any of it. And Sarah....when the heck is she just going to fade away...give us a break. Palin debating Obama....not THAT'S a joke.

Maria from SilverFox said...

Loved the campaign button picture.
As to Sarah, a debate between her and Obama would certainly be one the Tea Party would love and they would no matter what, believe she won it hands down.