The news of Mitt Romney's very early departure from the "pack of possibles" is not entirely un-anticipated. His machinations appeared to this observer as something like trying to strike matches on a wet matchbox.
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take what is his?
Hard medicine for a Mormon.
It was of interest to really study this event (the withdrawal from candidacy), distilling and centrifuging the words and trying to find out if we had brandy, whisky, rum, tequila, or just a hang-over. Romney's observation is perhaps salient; that it is time someone with "new-car fragrance" should come to the fore and lead the Elephant stampede to better and greater victories.
That observation also throws cold water on the notion that Romney and Bush flipped a coin to determine who would represent the "adult" Republicans and lead the party to another dull, moderate, daddy-socialist loss on election day. Romney's parting words actually seem to point to the younger group of firebrands and ideological right-wingers.
There is a batch of them, many with Executive experience as governors. Jindal, Walker, Rubio was Speaker of the Florida House when he was 12 years old. For dark horses, (no puns, please) we have Martinez, Haley, and Saldana who could serve well, especially as ticket balance. This is not to mention other favourites, of mine and many, like Carson, West, and of course, Ted Cruz.
It is amazing how the party of no inclusion has a horde of attractive, conservative / hard-case conservative "minority" - type full-blown qualified personnel available to postulate for the presidency and/or vice-presidency.
The Democrat National Socialist Workers' Party has the frumpy patrol: (Sir Edmund) Hillary, Pocahontas Warren, the significantly mentally-challenged Biden, and a Mr. Webb who is going to take over the Democrat Party "from the right". Frumps, lumps, grumps, and hypocrites. Oh, excuse me, they also have the estimable Al Sharpton, the "Soul of America" and close advisor to the present holder of the office of the Presidency. Of this composition of intellectual and moral debris, one non-biodegradable item keeps surfacing at the treatment plant. It seems to be totally resistant to reconstitution, and so she has decided to not even campaign for the Democrat nomination, awaiting a coronation instead.
So, we shall now be given the free entertainment from the Obsolete Press, watching the "reporters'' lug the Her Highness around in a wheel-barrow from one ultra-control-freak controlled environment to the next, reciting dutifully her pronunciamentos and sage absurdities. With luck, the American Focus Group Society will come out of its self-imposed mental-process suspension and turn ever so slightly to the Right sometime just before election day, November, 2016.
More Later, and remember that we appreciate everyone's time and attention.
El Gringo Viejo