Friday, April 27, 2007

The So Called Republicans...

...who are in the running for the presidency of the USA have just gotten a little bit more of competition for their own party's nomination. Jim Gilmore, the former governor of Virginia, and a proclaimed staunch conservative has joined the ranks of those seeking the Republican nomination as explained in Gilmore Declares Presidential Candidacy in Online Announcement, over at FoxNews.com

So whom among potential Republican candidates do we have to choose from now:

Sam Brownback (in the race)

John Cox (in the race)

Jim Gilmore (in the race)

Rudy Giuliani (in the race)

Newt Gingrinch (potential)

Chuck Hagel (potential)

Mike Huckabee (in the race)

Duncan Hunter (in the race)

John McCain (in the race)

Ron Paul (in the race)

Mitt Romney (in the race)

Condoleezza Rice (hopefully a potential)

Tom Tancredo (in the race)

Fred Thompson (potential, or is he already in it?)

Tommy Thompson (potential)

I liked Tancredo, and still do, quite a bit; but I must admit that his lack of campaigning in the public eye (or would that be lack of media coverage) leaves him out in the cold somewhat if only because not many are familiar with him. I can only hope that he has some matches and tinder to start the fire blazing.

If Tancredo does not start gaining some steam, and start talking about something other than Immigration (which is is probably already doing, but my bet is that the other talk is just ignored by the media who want to show true conservatives as one issue sort of guys), well then I guess I may have to look elsewhere as to cast my vote in the primaries (no I never carried out on my desire to withdraw from the Republican party, although I thought about it long and hard). I definitely would consider casting my vote in the primary for a few of the other candidates. Of course before casting my vote for any of them, they would have to be in it at primary time. Hopefully Tancredo will still be there, and then my decision will probably be an easy one for me. Just in case he will not be there, well I am starting to do my homework by taking a good look at these others. I can only hope that the likes of the most popular candidates at the present time fail to make it to the primaries as I can not imagine Giuliani, McCain or Romney as our president, at least not without dire results for our country.

The candidates, whom I would consider voting for in the primary, as things stand right now, and should they still be in it, are:

Sam Brownback (in the race)

Jim Gilmore (in the race)

Newt Gingrinch (potential)

Mike Huckabee (in the race)

Duncan Hunter (in the race)


Condoleezza Rice (hopefully a potential)

Tom Tancredo (in the race)

Fred Thompson (potential, or is he already in it?)

Time will tell what will happen, but I suggest that before you know it, it will be time for the primaries. Therefore you ought to do your homework now. You can find a breakdown of some of the candidates ideas on the issues at: HUMAN EVENTS 2008 Presidential Voting Guide, and at the various web sites of the candidates, among other places.

All the best,
Glenn B

1 comment:

jennifer said...

Glenn I am a huge Duncan Hunter fan. He is probably far too conservative for the base of the party.
But you are correct time is creeping up on us and we all need to study the candidates closely.