The Best Man

In the movie "The Best Man" (1964), two contenders for a presidential nomination seek the support of a dying ex-president and in the process knock themselves out of the race. A dark horse emerges as the nominee.

Fast forward to 2011. Two contenders for the Republican presidential nomination emerge as front runners. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are trying to get as many endorsements as they can. Even Donald Trump's endorsement is a prize. How low can the Republican Party sink. Donald Trump is a modern day P.T. Barnum, a snake oil salesman. He has a reputation which would make Herman Cain look like a saint. In a sane political scene no candidate would touch him with a ten foot poll.

If I were a Republican , I'd be rooting for a dark horse in the race. His name is Jon Huntsman. This quote alone endeared Huntsman to me. In reference to courting the favor of Donald Trump he said, "I'm not going to kiss his ring or any other part of his anatomy".

The three ring circus a.k.a. the Republican presidential nomination race has showcased a bunch of clowns with one exception, Jon Huntsman. He's by far the most presidential - take that, Mitt and Newt. He comes the closest to gaining my endorsement and he does not have to kiss my ass. In all fairness, I must also give Ron Paul a gold star for telling Trump what he can do with his endorsement.

Watch your asses Romney and Gingrich. You too Obama.

1 comment:

Charles Leck said...

Yes, Huntsman! Huntsman if you want a decent and fair campaign with sensible and rational debates about real issues and reasonable choices to solve America's problems. I don't think Huntsman has a tinker's chance in Minnesota of getting the endorsement, but you are right on...