Friday, November 30, 2007

The GOP marches on towards the cliff

- The reports of the GOP debate the other night are alternately hilarious and frightening.

Hilarious because you have candidates like Mitt Romney who won't say that waterboarding is torture. (Hmmm... maybe that's frightening.) And you have others who are screaming that the biggest issue in this election is illegal immigration.

Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney

It hard to say for sure, but most of the nation seems a lot more worried about whether they will be able to afford their homes when their ARMs adjust in a few months - and whether they will still have a job - than if we should be concered about the influx of labor, legal or otherwise.

Oh, and do you have any stocks? Or been to the gas station this week?

Interestingly, Ron Paul keeps moving up in the polls, his plain talk eclipsing John McCain. The GOP would never let a true conservative like Paul loose. But his ideas are not as nutty as his opponents claim. And the money he is raising - via the Internet - is amazing.

Ron Paul
Ron Paul

Here's a link to a NY Times story passed along to me this morning from Capt. Sanders Lamont of the sailing vessel Good News. It looks at the recent debate and is very illuminating.
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