2012 on Deck

I’m sitting here surfing the news when I should be doing dishes and the phone rings. It’s a robocall.

I know it’s prejudice of me, but the recorded voice sounds like a Young Republican. Would I give a moment of my time to a survey? Would I, a blogger, have an opinion? Is the Pope Catholic?

Do you have a positive or negative opinion of Newt Gingrich? If yes, press 1, if no press 2.

The same with Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney.

If the 2012 election was Barack Obama running against Newt Gingrich would you vote for Newt Gingrich? If yes, press 1, if no press 2.

I think robovoice pulled a kind of ‘Simon Sez’ around Mitt Romney, so maybe that’s the sponsor of the survey.

Then there’s a bunch of questions about demographics, which I answer as I please. Just so you know, I’m a Republican. A male Republican. There’s a bunch of questions about how satisfied I am as a worker.

Workers of the world–Mitt Romney’s buds are worried about how satisfied you are. What’s up with that? Actually, I’m quite satisfied. If I wasn’t I’d quit. But if Mitt is looking for a huge majority of satisfied workers, he’d better realize that many Americans are worried that their jobs have been outsourced or eliminated. Those Americans just might decide to vote in 2012.

I had no access to a human, which might have been enlightening. But what I took away from this is– the 2012 lineup is Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney. I’m way more afraid of the Democrats talent for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. But more than that, the state of the world. We have to elect good leaders, but that is only step 1. We have to be active citizens. If the people lead, the leaders will eventually follow.


2 thoughts on “2012 on Deck

  1. Newt? When he spoke at a church and said he was surrounded by pagans, he lost whatever credibility he had.

    Palin? She attacks anybody who doesn’t agree with her. Reminds me of someone who is unsure of themselves, so they gotta throw up the bluff.

    Romney? Probably the Republicans best bet for 2012.

  2. Does it really matter who the lineup is? Unless something drastic happens the scenario seems to be: Whoever appeals to the base will be nominated and that person won’t appeal to Independents / Moderates. Anyone who might appeal to Independents / Moderates won’t be nominated by the base. The base doesn’t have adequate numbers to win at the national level. And they seem unaware of this.

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