Why the conservative movement is so dissatisfied with their 2012 presidential candidate field. They’re still looking for their Great White GOP Hope to take on President Obama..
They hate President Obama so much they would have a cow if on January 20, 2013 he’s standing on the steps of the capitol taking the oath of office for his second term.
Nope, Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) inadvertently let the cat out of the GOP bag at that Kansas town hall. As much as she and the conservafool movement would love to see that August 19, 2009 town hall videotape and the ‘Great White Hope’ comment disappear, it isn’t.
And we African-Americans aren’t going to let it disappear, either.
“Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope,”
Jenkins said to the crowd. “I suggest to any of you who are concerned
about that, who are Republican, there are some great young Republican
minds in Washington.”
Rep Jenkins named Rep Eric Cantor (R-VA). Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as those up and coming young conservative leaders.
So fast forward to 2011 and the current GOP presidential candidate field and the conservative frustration with it comes even more sharply into focus.
They hate Mitt Romney, but none of the other peeps who have risen to ‘Anybody But Mitt’ status has had the staying power to consolidate their gains.
First it was Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) who gave it a whirl, then Gov.Rick Perry (R-TX) until his debate gaffe. Then the cookie chomping knee-grow Herman Cain until his philandering ways were revealed along with his utter lack of grasp of policy.
Then it was speaker Newt Gingrich until Romney and everybody else took him down with a barrage of negative advertising Now it’s Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and former senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) moving up fast with the Iowa caucuses mere days away.
All of Ron Paul’s racist and wacky views are coming to light, and they haven’t even begun to touch his son Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) yet. And just wait until they start running the commercials whacking Rick Santorum for his foibles.
In the meantime President Obama’s 2012 campaign team is raising money and has the DVR’s going to record the GOP debate commentaries that you will probably see in an Obama presidential commercial next fall..
If the POTUS is so ‘beatable’ as they think he is in conservafool world, then why have Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN), Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), Sen John Thune (R-SD). Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI), former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin all declined to take him on?
Pondering that fact with the backdrop of the fast approaching Iowa caucuses and the January 10 New Hampshire primary has the conservative movement apoplectic that this lovely January 20, 2009 scene will repeat itself in thirteen months.
And as y’all struggle to find that new Great White GOP Hope, the current president is working to restore the nation from the damage your last Great White GOP Hope caused.