That's 2 hours I wish I had back.
This debate reminded me how much the media sucks. Obama and the democratic party clearly own the media. There's no other reason they give so much attention to Romney and Perry who come off as 2 of the biggest d-bag politicians I've ever listened to.
If these are the 2 favorites in the Republican party, Obama's a lock to get his second term in office. I hate how the media gets behind something and all of a sudden people just let the media decide how they're gonna think for the most part.
I feel even more disenfranchised. Not only will I not have a viable choice again for president, I don't even have a viable choice for the republican candidate because these 2 jackarses are being shoved down our throat. Neither seems likable nor very intelligent.
I usually find myself agreeing with most everything Ron Paul says, but he has 0 polish and there's no way he's getting anywhere. If the Republican party could only find someone young, tall, charismatic, etc. that took Paul's views, we might have a winner. But the Republican party doesn't want to embrace those views either.
I could live with Herman Cain as prez or Jon Huntsman, but those guys are completely marginalized by the media just like Paul.
Newt, Bachman, and especially Santorum seem like they're just wasting money and everyone's time.
In my lifetime, I haven't voted for a mainstream candidate for President yet because I haven't had a viable choice. I almost voted for McCain last time because I thought Palin could have made a good leader, but I just couldn't do it because of McCain leading the ticket. Out of Obama, Biden, McCain, and Palin, Palin was the only one that had the experience to lead the country and had any views close to those of most Americans.
I might be able to get behind a Huntsman/Paul ticket or a Cain/Paul ticket, but I can't fathom voting for any of the others and definitely wouldn't consider Obama.
Maybe we can get a strong independent ticket that can make real headway for once. And I wouldn't be surprised if we got one this year to help Obama the way Perot helped get Clinton elected.
I'd probably vote for a Ventura/Paul ticket. I bet you could get a lot of America behind that ticket. A Palin/Paul ticket might not be bad, but Palin's been a victim of the media and there's probably no way she'd have any chance even though her experience may make her more qualified than the rest of the Republican field or Obama.
I dunno how all of this will play out. But I'm guessing I'll have no one to vote for once again. And we'll likely be saddled with big gov't and a bad economy for decades to come.
Our country is totally f'd. We can't unwind out of the mess of slavery to the gov't. We have all these stupid programs from Social Security to Medicare to wars/policing the world that we can't get out of because any candidate that wants to get out of these programs won't ever get voted for.
What we need is someone who will lie to the media and Americans and then get into Washington and just do the right things. Instead we get these candidates that pander to blocks of voters and then give more to widen the base they can pander to in the future.
Politics are a negative feedback loop. And we can't break the cycle.
We almost need a benevolent Hitler to run for Prez.