Barely endured tonight’s GOP debate, so forgive the kind words for my least favorite Republican candidate. I’m certain it won’t happen again.
When asked by some redneck whether it’s appropriate to fly the Stars and Bars, Romney — after intially ducking — somehow managed to sprout a very small pair (well-concealed by his Mormon underwear). The Confederate flag is a divisive symbol, and, like Mitt, I’m glad it’s become largely irrelevant. For once, we agree.
That being said — don’t fuck with McCain on torture, pretty boy. (Is waterboarding considered torture if Romney’s hair remains in place?) And watching his feeble attempt to not answer the gays in the military question reminded me of a certain Miss South Carolina. Though to hear slot boy William Bennett’s analysis, The Anchorman was the clear victor. Republicans really want to like this guy — if he was a Methodist, the race would be over. Thank God he’s not a Methodist.
Some other observations …
*Telling, isn’t it, that Mike Huckabee was put on the defensive about his support of a program that provided financial assistance to illegal aliens seeking a college education;
*What is it about politicians from Hope, Ark.? They sure know how to work a room. Huckabee may be a Bible thumper, but he’s clever. And unlike that other Arkansas governor, I think he’s genuine. I just don’t want him to be president;
*McCain again came off as the only adult in the room; that’ll hurt him within the party of Coulter and Hannity. Yet he’s holding steady while Thompson drops and Huckabee rises. Perhaps it’s the angel dust talking, but I wouldn’t be shocked if McCain and Huckabee end up as the last Republicans standing. Rudy and Romney might very well destroy each other;
*Finally — and this has nothing to do with aesthetics — but Anderson Cooper is damn good at his job. I’m not going to compare him to Brinkley or Cronkite, but I’ll take him over Couric or Brian Williams any day.