More and more articles are coming out about the 2012 presidential elections, most of which are chalk-full of Sarah Palin interviews about a possible presidential run. Aside from the fact that she’s now a Fox News analyst and has a reality show that are taking up significant amounts of time, I’m not sure if she would be able to win the primaries because of her rather strong views. So, I’m not really sure if she’ll get the nod from the GOP to begin with because they may realise that, though you need to be highly conservative to first win the nomination, becoming more moderate afterwards may be a difficulty. But you know what I want to see for the Republican nominations? Mitt Romney or TRON PAUL!
Oh, I’m sorry. That’s Ron Paul.
And you know what? I’d be pretty happy seeing that kind of race against Obama (who, let’s not kid ourselves, will most likely get the Democratic nomination).
You may question why I’d like to see that race, so let’s just put down the basics on each of these guys:
Obama: Well, come on, he’s signed a ton of great legislation into effect during his time thus far, and I’m not even talking about the health bill which is literally the only reason that I can now get insurance once I’m off of my parent’s policy (because of pre-existing conditions, may I add). He’s signed in bills to help recreate jobs in environmental sectors that not only help our economy but also help install more efficient forms of energy across the country. He’s boosted scientific research, shut down Gitmo, and cut taxes for small businesses. All of which I’m fond.
(T)Ron Paul: I know that the odds are small that the will even run because of his age, and they’re even smaller that he would get the Republican nod even though he is what a true Republican is, but I still have hope as a Libertarian! One of the cool new things he’s working on is creating a bill that makes it illegal for Federal employees to hide behind their immunity if they’ve totally fucked things up (so, basically holding people accountable). He also strongly believes that what we do to other countries can often piss them off and cause more problems, which is a strong thing to admit, and he’s up for putting America first when it comes to our military rather than just stretching our troops across the globe. Plus, ending subsidies for oil companies sounds like a good plan. It may not work, but even the idea is a start.
Mitt Romney: I’ll fully admit that he’s not one of my very favourites, but out of the major Republicans up for the nomination, he’s one of my faves. I like his position on the second amendment. He’s in favour but also supports a waiting time and limit on assault weapons. There’s a difference between owning a hunting rifle and an AK-47, and he understands this. I also appreciate that, though he’s pro-life, he is also in favour of allowing states to decide legislation for themselves. I also like that he supports diplomacy with Iraq and Afghanistan rather than a purely military approach.
None of these candidates are perfect. Obama can be a bit closed-minded to conservatives, Ron Paul’s education plans are a little frightening, and Mitt Romney has a bit of a problem with separating church and state. But you know what? If I’m going to be reasonable with who may get to be nominated, then I’m going to be reasonable with picking these three guys as my favourites.
So, tell me what you think. Who would you like to see in the 2012 race? Who do you not want to see? Tell me why; I’d love to hear it!