Boehner for president?
(Note: a reader takes strong exception to Jim C.’s idea that Boehner would be a good president. He says Boehner and McConnell represent everything that is wrong with the Republican Party.)
Jim C. writes:
John Boehner would make a formidable candidate; just saw him on Hannity, and I was impressed.LA replies:
He’s too strange. He’s always seemed strange to me, since he first emerged into prominence as one of the GOP leaders after the 1994 victory.Jim C. replies:
I’d give him a second look: he strikes me as a man of the people, very intelligent, and honest. Strange is Newt Gingrich and President 106 IQ.[LA replies: Jim C. has the fixed view, which I think is ridiculous, that Obama’s IQ is no higher than 105. Though now I see he’s raised it to 106.]LA continues:
Can you imagine going through life with a name that looks as though it’s pronounced “Boner”? And you’re constantly having to correct people who say, “Mr., uh, Boner?” “No, it’s BAYnor.” I wouldn’t do it. I would change my name.LA writes:
I will say this for him: his speech before the vote on Obamacare last March (his was the last Republican speech) was magnificent. I had new respect for him after that.October 5
M. Jose writes:
You wrote:LA replies:
Look, we know there’s a lot of anti-militarism in the country, but that’s mainly in far-left university towns that wouldn’t vote for a Republican in an case.FD writes:
The Boehner for President thread was too much. Boehner and McConnell ARE THE REASON there is a Tea Party. It was their failure to stand up to Bush that cost the Republicans the House and Senate. It was their failure to see what was happening to the country that led to TARP. It was their failure to provide real leadership—a visible national alternative to the Democrats—that led to the passage of the health care bill. It was their failure to understand the rage at Washington that caused a massive number of the American people to support the Tea Party movement. Talk Radio and the Web gave a voice to critics of the Democrats, but the Republican leadership was nowhere to be seen or heard providing an alternative.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 04, 2010 10:15 PM | Send