Thursday, September 17, 2009

The GOP's first team for 2012?

A list of potential hopefuls from the Value Voters Summit:
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Mike Huckabee
  • Bobby Jindal
  • Sarah Palin
  • Ron Paul
  • Tim Pawlenty
  • Mike Pence
  • Mitt Romney
  • Rick Santorum
Not exactly an all-star team, is it? For my money, Huckabee's the only one who has a real chance at general election victory, but will he leave his Fox News perch? Romney and Paul are the only ones on here I have any real respect for, but I suspect both are dead on arrival.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.