ABO -- Anyone but Obama.
That's my choice for our next president. I wish Santorum was doing better, and Ron Paul's foreign policy scares me, but I'm pulling the lever for whoever the Republican nominee is. What I don't like thinking about is an independent run by any of the R candidates. Splitting the ABO vote would be a catastrophe, and will lead to a second Hoping and savage Changing. We can't survive that.
Which is why I liked reading this:
Robert Reich suggested yesterday that Hillary and Joe Biden should switch places, to shore up the 2012 Democratic ticket. Prominent blogger Elizabeth Scalia — “The Anchoress” — calls and raises him, saying there’s an opening for an independent bid for Hillary:Independents ran to Obama in ’08, and they’re running away from him as fast as they can in ’12, but not necessarily toward the GOP, whose current field of candidates seems like 8 tilting vials of nitro-glycerin, just waiting to fall. Offer them a candidate they can associate with a era of “peace and prosperity” — one who many of them happen to like and think got a raw deal in 2008 — and they will careen toward her like seagulls toward dropped bread.
And I don't think a Hillary run is as insane. Think about her situation if there is a third party conservative (or "conservative") in the mix: The R vote gets split, Obama wins, and we have another dreadful four years of recession and over-regulation. So in 2016, how many Americans will feel like voting for a Democrat? Any Democrat?
A one-term R failure would be the best Hillary could hope for. That makes 2020 her next shot at the office. More likely 2024. No, she's got to take another shot now. It's her only opening. Go Hillary! Go!
I know, right? Me getting behind Hillary. But it's ABO. I'll vote for whoever can beat Obama. Most likely that will be a Republican.
And if Trump or Paul throw a tantrum and run independent, they should get ready for the shunning of their lives. I'll shun them til their noses bleed.