By tmcbpatriot | April 20, 2011 | 13 Comments
For some reason, when I think about the office of the presidency there are two images that come to mind.
|There’s this one:|
|And then there’s this one:|
I look at these two photos and it helps me to think about who will be President in coming elections. Replace the two men in these photos with any other President from our history and it’s easy to picture. For example, who can picture Huckabee, Newt, Romney or Palin deep in pensive thought about anything except scheming to abolish abortion, or controlling the room during a meeting on behalf of the American people? It’s not possible, and therefore it won’t happen.
Incidentally, it is also precisely these two images which led me to believe just how fixed George W. Bush’s Presidency actually was. That man is not capable of deep thought and controlling the room for him meant bring drunker than the others and making everyone laugh while he choked on a pretzel. But I digress.
The point is, I look at these images and it helps me to better determine who will be the strongest presidential candidate. With that said, I am going to make a prediction of who I think that will be for 2012 on the republican side. And it won’t be Donald Trump.
Ok, so Donald Trump is pretending to run for President. Great. I am happy for him. The guy is bored and he has a TV show and he loves some free press. This is America after all. If you have money and some crazy sh*t to say over and over again on national television the press will eat it up. They will put on bibs for christs sake just to slurp up every morsel of nutty in order to get those wonderful ad dollars. It’s how the world works.
Now, way back in November I wrote a post asking why Republicans mock the office of the Presidency? Please read it if you have a moment. Of course, it’s not surprising that Donald Trump is doing what he is doing. To prove my point, here is a quote from an group email I received recently from someone who is actually a V.P. of Sales and Marketing for a real estate company:
Did anyone catch Trump on the today show this morning. Not my favorite person but I have to tell you if he runs with the attitude that he projected this morning, he is going to find an audience. My favorite part of the interview [other than the part about Obama not being a US citizen] was when he was asked what he would do in Libya. He replied ”nothing unless we get the oil”.
You see, this is why Donald Trump is doing what he is doing. It is because there is an audience for him. People like that V.P. above love to hear stupid simple sound bites like this. It is like candy. It goes down yummy and then it makes you sleepy. People like Trump love made-for-T.V. moments like this. George Bush turned stupid and simple into an art form and Donald is taking it one step further and turning it into a circus.
But I don’t have a problem with this because “The Donald” is going to evaporate just as soon as things start getting serious. We are still quite a ways away from the real election for the office of the presidency and this is just a minor distraction. Think of Trump like the warm up act. He is the fluffer. The guy who gets you all hot and bothered for the real election and then he goes away and they bring out Superman to save the day.
So we should enjoy this while it lasts because for now at least we get to laugh at how ignorant and moronic republicans really are. And we get to watch a cheap and easy spectacle at their expense.
But here’s the thing. As it gets closer to the real deal and republicans need a candidate to beat Obama, whose it gonna be? Let’s face it. Trump is the white man’s Al Sharpton, so it aint gonna be him. Sarah has been losing steam for months and the right is doing a fine job of boxing her in because they are really serious this year. They want to win…very badly! They are not just going to throw it away by the likes of Trump or Palin or any of the others who have been rolled out into the spotlight so far. No. They are biding their time for when it really counts. And this is what worries me.
So, now I am going to do something for the first time and make a public prediction. I am going to predict here and now who is going to be the Republicans presidential nominee for the 2012 election cycle. If I am wrong, so be it. But if I am right then, well, it helps me look a little more…shall we say…politically astute. So what the heck. I am going for it.
So here I go. My magic 8 ball is out and it’s ready to roll. I’m gonna give it a shake and pick the nominee for the Republican 2012 Presidential election and perhaps, dare I say it, the winner of the Presidency in 2012….And the winner is? Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts.
Yup. That’s my prediction. Anyone want to bet against me? I may take you up on it. I have given this alot of thought and this is my pick. The evidence is there. Dude already told everyone about his modeling career, his troubled childhood, his sexual abuse at the hands of a camp counselor. He’s an open book. He has already opened his can of worms long before he needed to. And in doing so, he has already diffused the most toxic part of his life well before it would really matter. That’s smart.
Second, take a look around the interwebs. Wherever you look you see things like:
- The unbeatable Republican? Salon exclusive: Secret Democratic poll finds shocking popularity for Scott Brown
- For now at least, Scott Brown appears unbeatable
- Scott Brown is unbeatable - The latest Suffolk University poll shows that Senator Scott Brown is literally unbeatable. Here is a rundown of the numbers (they are incredible)
I could go on. Just google it and see what I mean. Dude is hot! And I don’t mean in the nude, but he’s got that down too! Worst part for me is that of all the Republican candidates I can think of, he is the only one I can picture in those two photos above. I can picture pensive Scott Brown and I can picture Scott Brown with his feet up, on the phone, laughing it up and controlling the room…and doing it in the Oval office!
Back in the day, I remember thinking how worrisome a McCain candidacy would be against Obama. That was of course before I got to know him better and learned that he was actually a prick and a liar, not to mention totally insane and shortsighted for selecting Palin as his running mate. Honestly, if I were a political consultant I would offer that Scott Brown is the only potentially serious candidate who could give Obama a run for his money. He is tall, good looking, smart, he’s got a truck and best of all, he is white! He is just what the republican doctor ordered.
Now, I am no fortune teller. But I do love politics and understand it enough to know a good strategic move when I see it no matter whose side I am on. If I were playing the political chess board this would be my pick and I am sure republicans everywhere would just love me for it. But we’ll see. I never thought Trump would be polling as well as he is. But then again he is going up against a real B-list roster. When things start to really heat up and the big dogs come out to hunt this current circus will subside and we may be in for some real trouble.
Scott Brown did the unthinkable in Massachusetts by taking Ted Kennedy’s seat. Sure he went up against a lame opponent, but he may just have the smarts and the skill to do something even more unthinkable and become our next President!
I am sure I am wrong about this. I hope I am. But I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
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