10Aug/19

Ranking The 2012 GOP Presidential Candidates

With the 2012 Presidential election just under two years away, a number of GOP hopefuls have begun maneuvering for the coveted nomination slot. So far, however, nobody has emerged as the clear frontrunner for the Republican nod.

And while few are hoping for a return to 2008, which saw the end of a nearly two and a half year Presidential campaign, many in the GOP are hoping for their party to finally get the nomination process right, somewhat of a rare occurrence, and certainly something that hasn’t happened in over a decade.

The GOP has long had the bad habit of running old, cantankerous, “grumpy old men” against younger, more charming, and more charismatic Democratic opponents. Witness a scowling Bob Dole beside a bubbling Bill Clinton, or abrasive John McCain up against youthful, visionary Barack Obama. Both campaigns were pretty much decided before they even began.

So now we look … Read More