Hypocrite Alert: That Romney Don't Hunt!
The nearly endless presidential election cycle is hardly underway and already the lying has begun:
BOSTON - To hear Mitt Romney talk on the campaign trail, you might think the Republican presidential candidate had a gun rack in the back of his pickup truck.Read all about the lying over there.
"I purchased a gun when I was a young man. I've been a hunter pretty much all my life," he said this week in Keene, N.H., to a man sporting a National Rifle Association cap.
Yet the former Massachusetts governor's hunting experience is limited to two trips at the bookends of his 60 years: as a 15-year-old, when he hunted rabbits with his cousins on a ranch in Idaho, and last year, when he shot quail on a fenced game preserve in Georgia.
Last year's trip was an outing with major donors to the Republican Governors Association, which Romney headed at the time.
An aide said Wednesday that Romney was not trying to mislead anyone, although he confirmed Romney had been hunting only on those occasions in his life.
Where's a candidate like this guy or like that one when our Country so desperately needs him or her?
Perhaps an honest-to-goodness statesman (or woman) will emerge from the pack this time around.
Oh... that's right.... we nearly forgot two little (but vitally important)
And for the better part of the next 19 months, the candidates will spend countless days crossing and re-crossing each and every village, town, hardware store, diner, pig-trail, feed-lot, and arrogant little hamlet of those two mostly rural states while
If past history is any indicator of future performance, most candidates will quit within a few days of New Hampshire's January primary, leaving only one (or two) viable candidates in each party's race. (And yes, we know about the vast multitude of states who have moved up their primaries this time around, which will likely only serve to further magnify the importance of Iowa and New Hampshire.)
Since the 99 percent of Americans who don't have an opportunity to participate in the Iowa caucus or the all-powerful New Hampshire primary will continue to have little or no say in the two parties' nomination process, (with a population of 45,000 people, our California town has never had a visit by a presidential contender in its 100 year history) we don't think that we'll be seeing the likes of Harry S. or Theodore anytime soon...
So... we'll most likely be getting the same type of