Republican White House Candidates: Synchronized Swimming
Which one of these “leaders” actually thinks he can handle a leadership position? Now is the time for these candidates to tell voters what they believe in, where they stand, what they’ll do. Instead we get a ballet troupe dancing delicately in unison, frantically trying not to step on any land mines (i.e. stray from their script or possibly offend somebody). Pathetic.
Ready, all together now: “The war in Iraq has been terribly mismanaged, but U.S. troops should not be withdrawn.” “Whew! Did we get it right?” They memorized their lines competently. Maybe they're qualified to be extras in a movie, but President of the United States??
There was a scene from Monty Python's “Life of Brian” where Brian/Jesus was talking to a crowd of his devotees. He called out to them “you are all individuals.” And they responded in unison: “Yes, we are all individuals.”
These candidates are in a tough position. If they stay loyal to President Failure, they’ll alienate 70 plus percent of the voters. If they try to distance themselves from the sinking ship, they’ll piss off that coalition of robber barons and Salem Witch-hunters who control the Republican Party.
What to do? Damned if they do and damned if they don’t. But they can't keep up this synchronized swimming charade forever.