Monday, November 17, 2008
"Not The Future"
As could be expected, the Republican Governor's meeting was more disappointing than not,
merely an elaborate forum for presidential wannabees Perry, Palin, Crist, and Pawlenty to fight over media attention.
No one was able to offer any real explanation for John McCain's recent destruction. Governor Rick Perry of Texas blaimed it on earmarks. Governor Crist of Florida blamed it on those "divisive" social issues, and Governor Pawlenty, true to form, said it was all the fault of global warming.
However, some good did come out of the meeting, as the GOP governors refused to gather around Sarah Palin as the party's next leader, even if only to keep their own prospects alive.
As inexperienced and unsubstantial on the issues as she may be, Sarah Palin is still gearing up to make a run for 2012 and gaining the support of the GOP leadership would have been highly beneficial to locking up her wannabe status as the "heir" to John McCain.
Much of what Sarah Palin supporters cite as the reasons for voting for her President has little or nothing to do with sustantive issues. I do not feel compelled to vote for someone whose main qualifications, according to her backers, seem to be that she is woman and that she did not have an abortion.
This may be because her qualifications are so severly lacking.
Being governor of a state of 600,000 residents for less than two years does not qualify one to be President, much less the party nominee. Other than Governor, the only other job in which Sarah Palin served was as mayor of a town of 6,000!
No voter should feel confident in such an inexperienced person being chief-executive of one of the largest countries on earth.
Mike Huckabee was governor of Arkansas for almost 11 years besides being Lieutenant-Governor for two years, also. He is, by far, the most experienced of the 2012 Republican candidates and is just the man to run against the inexperienced and untested Obama. Fighting an unqualified president with an unqualified candidate such as Sarah Palin will not achieve the results that our party needs in 2012.