know that the Republican Presidential field is a little weak when the contenders
are afraid of a snowman.
spooked them is the idea of participating in an unscripted CNN debate in which
ordinary Americans get to ask the questions through homemade videos on YouTube.
Democrats, on the other hand, did the YouTube routine and seemed to handle it
just fine. But one of the creative questions in that round came from an animated
snowman concerned about global warming. This prompted Republican Mitt “The
Hunter” Romney to reveal his distaste for the hoi polloi in general and
videopopulism in particular, declaring: “I think the presidency ought to be held
to a higher level than having to answer questions from a
snowman snobbery is the least of the GOP’s problems. The field of hopefuls is so
weak that there is actually a move afoot to draft – you’re not going to believe
this – Dick Cheney! Yes, “Buckshot” – the snarling old autocrat whose 18 percent
favorable rating ranks him as the least popular vice president of modern times.
Even Dan Quayle beat 18 percent.
the New York Sun has editorialized that Cheney is just what the country needs.
“For those of us who are concerned with extending Mr. Bush’s campaign for
freedom around the world and cutting taxes at home,” states a Sun editorial, “a
Cheney campaign is attractive.” Yeah, and maybe the GOP could run Nixon as vice
president to help boost the ticket’s popularity.
Republicans recently got more startling news when Newt Gingrich let it be known
that he is willing to be the party’s presidential nominee. Suggesting that no
one with political heft is running, a Gingrich aide announced: “If nobody else
wants to step up to do it, then Newt would make himself
Mitt, Buckshot, and Newt out front, it’s going to be an entertaining
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