So this won’t be an involved post. I just want to note that the Republican field of presidential candidates is a giant freaking yawn. White, boring, crazy, old, fascist — and that’s just McCain.
I know I say this every year, but America just isn’t this anymore. Sure, the Resentful Victimized White Guy whose job and testicles have been taken away by the Minorities and the Chicks and who’s more afraid of Islamofascism than he is of the love of a real woman, he’s still out there, and appealing to him still pulls in an embarrassing number of votes from men and women alike (we girls being prone to guilt, after all, and not wanting successive generations of ourselves to have it any easier than we did, lest actual improvement in conditions diminish the righteous nostalgia of our struggle) but come the fuck on, now, the time for a slate of candidates that looks like dueling barbershop quartets is just over, and I’m kind of surprised they don’t get this, smart as we’re always telling ourselves these evil geniuses are.
Romney’s unpleasant and weird. McCain’s had his go and he’s alienating the suburbs by continuing to snuggle Bush. Guiliani would make me nervous if I thought he’d make it through the primaries; Republicans hate his ass and they’re the ones who have to nominate him. Huckabee isn’t making the dent I thought he’d make; maybe Iowa will prove that wrong, but the guy’s got a mean sneer on him and we’ve tried that already as president. Compared to that? Compared to that, any one of our top five would wipe the floor with them if they ran a tough campaign of not giving them any leeway to spew crap, and giving Americans who are so starved for some kind of empowering message exactly that, and fear itself, and get back up, and not one inch.
I’m not saying it’ll be easy, I’m just saying that as of right now, I’m not seeing them making it terribly hard for us. Knock, really hard, on wood.