Living in an echo chamber can lead to poor decisions. If you are a Republican, and tuned into Fox News, then you are convinced Barack Obama is OMG the worst president ever! Since November’s election is going to be a walkover, the Republican primary is what matters. Never mind those pesky moderates and wishy-washy Mitt Romney. Now is your time to choose a proper Christian conservative – blissfully unaware that you are actually voting for Obama.
Before you cast that ballot, you might want to check out the competition. President Obama is widely admired, on the other channels. He is a fearsome campaigner, and he has built an epic nine-digit war chest. For the Republican contenders, there is only one statistic that matters – and it’s not endorsements from church groups.
In a recent interview, Jon Huntsman described Ron Paul as “appealing to the extremes” of both parties. If you have a one-dimensional view of politics, this is the only way to explain Paul’s appeal. He is liberal on personal freedom, and conservative on government. Jeremiah’s readers, however, have a two-dimensional view.
Seen this way, Rep. Paul is perfectly consistent – and he has spent years honing his barbs against the real extremists in the other corners. That’s why he’s incomprehensible for a mainstream politician like Gov. Huntsman. It’s just too bad we voters must always choose between civil rights and property rights.
Independents, minorities, and occupy-wall-streeters have a mental image of what is corrupt in Washington. The iconic corrupt politician is a fat, sneering, pale doughy white man.
Newt Gingrich is a serial adulterer who made a mint selling influence to the very mortgage bankers who have lately tanked our economy. There is absolutely no chance of Mr. Gingrich defeating Pres. Obama in the general election.