Sunday, December 04, 2011 10:01 AM
I like how the left is trying to make the current GOP presidential nomination process something new and somehow different than what the dems have gone through themselves along the line. I mean, it's so funny to read the various posts about the different GOP contenders. Now, let's see....who ran for the Dem presidential nomination in 2008 and what was their particular "history"?
Obama...claim to fame was being a community organizer and only became a senator from Illinois because he ran against a scandal-ridden GOP opponent. And, now we have a president that isn't liked so much by members of EITHER party. His polling numbers are totally in the tank.
Hillary...Actually, my personal choice to be prez if a republican couldn't win it. I still like her, to be honest.
John Edwards....Dems equivilant to Herman Cain. 'Nuff said.
Joe Biden..."Mr. Gaffe" - dems answer to Rick Perry.
Chris Dodd...Countrywide scandal, Mortgage fraud scandal, AIG bonus scandal.
Dennis Kucinich...Supposed affair as congressman with a staffer.
Bill Richardson...Pay-to-play scandal in 2008 on Richardson's PAC.
What a ban of merrymen, huh? It's not a party problem, it's a politician problem. Truth is, the presidential election (and the coattail affect) will depend almost entirely on how the economy/jobs picture looks. It won't matter who is running unless there's just some god-awful scandal either one of the party's contenders have that people just can't get past.