Erick Erickson, on our current lineup:
Here’s the long and the short of it — Super Tuesday approaches. I live in Georgia. And I am pretty sure I am voting for either Herman Cain or Rick Perry because I am just not sold on the final four.
As I said, I’m doing the same damn thing – only I live in Maryland, which has its primary in April; and I won’t have the option of Herman Cain (which doesn’t matter in my case anyway). It’s ironic, in its way: I liked and like George W Bush. I understand why his domestic policy drives a lot of activists nuts, but hell: nine months into his first term we were suddenly in the middle of a war that we didn’t actually start. That doesn’t excuse all the bad garbage that got passed, but our current crop of Republican legislators need to do a better job of explaining said garbage; or at least, stop pretending that they were secret dissidents all along.
Ach, well, this is why we generally elect governors President.
PS: Below is a list of all (I think) the states who happen to have former candidates still on the ballot. So if you’re in one of those states, and you happen to need a good reason to go to the primary (and vote for downticket primary candidates), well, here you go…