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Wow, Romney called it quits

I just read on CNN that Romney is “suspending” his campaign. Suspending, does that mean he can kick start it at a later date?

His reasoning sounded patriotic. He’s color coding the threat level (a Democrat winning the election would raise the threat level to blood red) and doing the don’t-let-the-terrorists-win act. I think he’s making a mistake; President Bush has ridden that horse into the ground. People are aware of the terrorist threat but mostly they won’t let fear drive them anymore.

If voters really worked that way then Rudy Giuliani would have more delegates than Mike Huckabee.

Now the Republican race will be fun. John McCain is loathed by many hard core conservatives (I don’t get that one either, but in my mind he’s hated by all the right people) but so far he has a big lead. And Mike Huckabee, every time he speaks lately I have to remind myself that I don’t agree with many of his views. He’s a great public speaker.

Maybe we’ll see a McCain Huckabee ticket?

Were they good questions?

I frequent some political blogs just to see what people are reacting to. I don’t think it really matters what the current administration does or what the Democrats do simply because both sides are incapable of a genuine compromise. The partisan bickering makes both sides pretty impotent.

One of the sites I check out is Michelle Malkin’s blog (as a counter to Crooks and Liars). Honestly, I occasionally I find that she has a good point. Today I took a look and she has an entry about how the CNN YouTube questioners were plants from the Democratic party.

No where in the blog entry does it address if the “plants” asked good questions. It did mention CNN’s incompetence and Democratic slant. This is why I think that political blogs are not really going to impact the next election. They’re just slightly better organized rants with a nicer presentation. Both the Republican and Democrat PR organs are better vehicles for slant and spin.

I don’t watch the debates because it’s just political pandering; pointless noise. It would never occur to me that the questions and the people participating were NOT planted and screened for effect.

I’ll continue to check out the blogs in my Red State folder as well as the ones in the Blue State folder but only for the entertainment value, as well as the Jack Cafferty clips.