PUNCH…PUNCH…COUNTER PUNCH…THE REPUBLICAN SLUG FEST CONTINUES!!!

Rick Santorum it seems is back in the race. Now everyone is asking if Mitt Romney should be worried about the outcome of his own campaign.  Newt Gingrich, at least for now is sliding in the polls, but I am not ready to call him out of the Republican race. Not yet. Rick Santorum has answered the Conservative Right as well as the Evangelical call. He s the best they can get.  Romney seems too moderate, and many seem to feel that Newt will play the moderate field as well.

Something is going on in the Republican Party. Many think that no one is happy with the chosen candidates. As a result Republicans are voting all over the Spector. All this confusion is just what the Obama camp wants.  Kaos in the ranks.  The Democrats fondest dream would be that moderates as well as Conservatives just stay home on election day, thus handing the majority over to Obama. However, I do not think  that is the case. 

Look at the latest polls gauging the mood of the electorate, and their opinion of Congress for a clue.  The vast majority of voters are disgusted with Congress more than ever before.  At no time in American History has the mood of the voter been so negative toward their representative government. they see Congress as a do nothing Congress and a gang of people who refuse compromise. As a result all legislation is stalled because Republicans are hoping to oust Obama from office in November. To accomplish that task they figure that they have to stall any legislation that might have even the slightest hint that this President is getting something done.  Don’t forget what one prominent Republican leader said as the primary strategy for ousting President Obama…”We don’t want to do anything that would make this president look good in November”.  That is the game plan leading up to the elections.  Meanwhile, the Republicans themselves are muddled down trying to figure out who can beat Obama.

Romney is the more moderate, and might strike most voters as reasonable, Santorum is too radical, in my opinion, and way too far to the right.  He really caused me concern when he indicated he would not hesitate in bombing Iran if he felt they had a nuclear missile.  Of course it is now well understanded that every effort should be made to avoid a military intervention there, considering the current logistics of the Arabic theater, and what we would be up against militarily. Gingrich, well he responds to candidate goofs as if he were far more in the know than others. He’s done this to both Santorum as well as Romney and the electorate is growing weary of it.  Romney’s statement that there is a safety net for the poor so he was not worried about them and the Rich were doing just fine, so he was more concerned about the Middle Class.  Gingrich could not resist taking a jab at Romney with a Lincoln sounding statement about being the President of all the people. 

Please Newt….Give it a break. 

At any rate the House of Republicans is just as messed up now as it was before. There is no sure-fire candidate, at least not yet. Gaging the mood of the Republican electorate I am not ready to project a winner. But one thing is for sure.  It is a lot of fun watching these guys, who are supposed to be so united tear each other apart the way they do.  Wen it is all said and done, and the actual anointed one walks across the platform at the Republican National Convention, they will all say they think this was a swell choice, and unite behind whoever it is who survives the campaign bloodbath. 

Now, if you think that was something, wait until the Obama Gang turns loose on whoever the winner is. Punch…Punch….Counter Punch….Oh yeah this is going to be one very interesting campaign. Yep….I think this might just be one for the books.

Have a great night and as usual I look forward to hearing your opinion, and tell a friend about The Horton Journal, and join in on the conversation.

As usual…..God Bless America.

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About THE HORTON JOURNAL A POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE

I am 62 years old. I've been blogging for several years. I am into History and Politics as well as currant events. The latter being the main issues covered on these pages. I was a Community Advocate for twenty years, and a volunteer aide in a State Representatives Office in my home state of Michigan. While I have basically ceased these activities, I still watch the world around me closely and report on it as much as I can, which I might add is often. I encourage comments on my Blogs. I only ask that we keep our opinions clean and without insults threats or intimidation. I hope you take time to read The Horton Journal, and look forward to your comments.
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