Perry is lost. He has been exposed as the straight C student and the ex-democrat that he is. Unfortunately, I'm not sure the masses realize this and I think he has a real chance at the nomination.
We've already established that we agree that he won't get the nomination. If you want to continue to attack his views how about you do so with some substance?
Huntsman comes across as the most sleazy politician up there. He is nothing more than another RINO.
Gingrich, Romney, and Paul are miles ahead of the others as far as intellectualism. That is the one thing I can honestly say I like about Romney. It is his view of the role of government that is the problem. Gingrich is basically no different except that he sees the government as having a slightly less role that Romney.
I'm liking Cain more and more. He's far from myas perfect candidate, but he really is starting to show the charisma necessary to compete. His improvement comes from having more experience over the last couple months. He is clearly an outsider, but at this point I do think he is still in the race.
Johnson is exactly what this country needs but will never have. He's not trying to steal anything, but is simply aiming for a true small, constitutional government. Unfortunately, he suffers from all the same issues as Paul and will never appeal to the masses.
Bachman's done for no other reason than the media has found a new flavor of the week in Perry. Santorum is the biggest government republican up there. He is exactly what gives conservatives a bad name.
I think Cain, Romney, and Bachman all could compete with Obama head to head and win. Bachman likely doesn't have a chance as she will be destroyed by the media. I am really starting to think Cain could be a good president. He is conservative enough to get us going in the right direction, but not so libertarian to be labeled as extreme. He'll get the Uncle Tom label for sure, but probably not so much against BO. Romney could compete for sure, and I don't doubt he would be an improvement. My problem with him is that, just like Obama, he still views government as the solution. Until the voters get away from the idea of the almighty .gov, none of the true conservative candidates have a chance.