Because I'm trying to avoid working
I'm watching the Republican debate on CNBC. Some brief notes.
Rudy Giuliani has used the phrase "strict constructionist" at least 3 times already. He's obviously trying to appeal to the Christianist base, since that's code for anti-abortion politics.
Mitt Romney would go into the audience and kiss every single one of them on the mouth if he thought it would get him votes.
Fred Thompson is every bit as dull as he seems on Law & Order.
Duncan Hunter is winning the battle of the also-rans, which is about as exciting as watching the Sausage Run at Brewers' games.
John McCain is old. He's starting to sound a little like Mike Gravel, only right-wing.
I used to think that Mike Huckabee was a threat. Not anymore.
Tom Tancredo doesn't sound like a nut until he starts talking about immigration, which means he sounds like a nut roughly the moment he opens his mouth.
Ron Paul, when he gets a rare chance to speak, sets himself apart from the rest of the field because his brand of lunacy is so different from the typical Republican lunacy.
Sam Brownback is running for President? I actually knew that, but he's having so little of an impact that I had to think about who I was missing for a moment.
The most important thing to point out about this debate is clear--none of these guys is all that credible as a candidate.
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