Paul Nachman writes:
Here is a compendium of Bachmann’s problems. Author Will Cain says it’s time for her to bow out. Probably so.LA replies:
She’s been creamed by the mainstream press over the “mental retardation” remark, which I criticized her for yesterday.
Did you notice that all the candidates you sympathize with, eventually lose? (Romney and Hillary Clinton in 2008, and probably Bachmann now) I think you possess a powerful leverage that you could use: just endorse the candidate you like LEAST, and he/she is guaranteed to fail!LA replies:
Do you mean I’m a beautiful loser?Leonard K. writes:
OK, who is the Republican candidate you dislike most? Is it the “Bush encore” Rick Perry? Then just endorse him, and he’s gonna lose!LA replies:
I don’t expect there to be a Republican nominee that I will like, so there’s no one whom I dislike who I want to lose in order that someone I like can win. Further, the question of which candidate I dislike is not ultimately relevant, because I will support any Republican nominee who is pledged to repeal Obamacare. The only condition that would change this is if the Supreme Court overthrows Obamacare before the November 2012 election.Irv P. writes:
Nothing has happened or been said that has disqualified her from my casting my vote for her. Gingrich, Romney, Perry, and Paul have all disqualified themselves. The others don’t seem electable at this time. She is the only electable person in this race that agrees with me to a certain extent, about the really pressing issues that face us as traditionalists. She is far from perfect. NO ONE IS, NOR WILL WE EVER HAVE THE PERFECT CANDIDATE. If she doesn’t win this nomination, we are going to have to hold our noses as we cast a vote for anyone placed in opposition to the communist. With her, my olfactory senses will not be effected.LA replies:
Lack of perfection is not the issue here; it’s a false argument to say that people are rejecting Bachmann because she’s not perfect. The issue is that she appears not to be a viable candidate, on the basis of her own statements that show a lack of the intelligence and intellectual flexibility to deal competently with issues. Yes, she’s good on a handful of conservative issues because she holds the line and is forceful. But that’s not enough to be a convincing or competent candidate, let alone president.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 16, 2011 06:55 AM | Send