posted on Oct, 22 2007 @ 08:40 AM
Who is it going to be?
Giuliani looks to be the most in control of his campaign right now, but i wonder about how he'll be accepted on social issues, a platform that has
been used in recent elections to get Republicans elected (i.e. Abortion, Gay Marriage, Terry Shiavo). It may be difficult for him to carry southern
states, especially if the conservative christians really do decide to vote for a third party candidate. This means they won't vote Giuliani in the
primaries, and that's a big chunk of voters.
Mitt Romney definitely seems the most presidential to me. He speaks with authority, confidence, and looks the part. I do think his religion is going
to hurt him in the primaries for the same reasons Giuliani's stance on abortion will hurt him with christian conservatives.
Fred Thompson should drop out now. He was most popular before he declared his candidacy, and that popularity has been waning ever since. He is out of
practice and doesn't seem to take it seriously enough. His constant mouth twitching is about as fun to look at as Nader's lazy eye, and that twitch
will come into play later!
John McCain doesn't have much money, but i think he has experienced a bit of a resurgence with last nights debate on Fox News. He definitely seemed
the most patriotic and while he did shoot back at his opponents, it didn't give the impression of juvenile like the others.
Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter are not going to combine to get 5% of the vote. They haven't made an impression yet, and they're not going to. There
aren't enough opportunities to speak for a lower tier candidate, and they won't be able to make up the vast amounts of ground.
Mike Huckabee seems simple. I don't care for him, but i think a lot of christian conservatives may launch him into the nomination. I think his
stance on religion is ridiculous and will not help this country transition to the 21st century.
Ron Paul. He shows the most courage of any candidate in either party, and he's fighting a major battle against mainstream media for exposure. Passing
his support off as "Internet Support" is stupid. As the internet grows, so then do the users. He could have millions of internet supporters. I also
have a hard time believing these polls where he's got such a tiny percentage of the vote because i dont know ANYONE who has EVER been polled for
something like this. I find that strange and i don't know why i've been trusting it all these years. I think his questions were aimed at exposing
his stance on broader foreign policy, and that goal was achieved. He wasn't accepted well at some points in the debate by the audience, but you have
to speculate when it comes to his performance in a debate hosted by Fox News, because you know they're not going to focus on him any more than they