Earlier today, Rick Perry withdrew from the race to win the Republican nomination for President of the U.S. He endorsed Newt Gingrich, presumably as a way to block Mitt Romney from winning the nomination.
So, from a crappy field of candidates to begin with, we're left with:
Ron Paul -- crazy uncle Ron, the ultra isolationist, mega libertarian, "Islamic terrorists only attacked us on 9/11 because we have military bases in Germany" nutbag. Other than idiot college kids with no grasp on the real world and the cause and consequence of living in it, what rational voter would punch a chad for this clown?
Mitt Romney -- look in the dictionary for the word RINO, and there's a picture of Mittens. How this guy can call himself a conservative or a Republican is beyond me. He didn't get elected in bluer-than-blue Massachusetts by being a hardcore conservative. He's a moderate Democrat with good hair. Like Michael Bloomberg in NYC, Mitt's only a Republican because he needed a ticket to run on. Oh yeah, and he's flip-flopped on every issue that's ever been presented to him.
Newt Gingrich -- the very definition of a Washington insider. I thought the whole point of the Tea Party was to get away from these untrustworthy career pandering politicians. Newt's little different from the White House's current occupant -- he thinks he's smarter than all of us, so just shut up and let him run things. Plus he's all about the final political tally. He'll sell out on any position just to get a win, like an attourney improving his win percentage by constant plea barganing. Newt's a conservative? Just remember the picture of him on the sofa with Nancy Pelosi agreeing on man-made global warming.
Rick Santorum -- the race's angry white man® I have no doubt Santorum's a decent guy, but he's a big government conservative. Insert my comment about the Tea Party here. And his zero-sum approach on abortion will kill him in a general election.
So now what?
Frankly, I'd vote for a potted plant over Obama in the general election. But for the primary? Maybe I'll just write in Sarah Palin as a protest over this hideously weak field of candidates.