As a conservative, I never thought I'd find myself agreeing with a lot of what the likes of Peter Gelzinis pointed out in his snarky assessment of the Republican party. Maybe it's the snarky that that got the inner me to respond in my head, "Right On", "So True". But at least 75% of what Gelzinis points out in his column today in the Boston Herald, was SPOT ON!
Of course he is backhandedly complementing Romney in this piece. But in doing so, I think it backfires because what he points out about the current situation in the Republican Party and in the media coverage of the potential 2012 candidates, is pretty close to an unfortunate reality.
Early next year, as I understand it, after Republicans come off their Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann benders, their dalliance with Newt and patronizing of Pawlenty, they are supposed to sober up and come back to Mitt Romney . . . Don Draper, minus the booze and smokes.
Reminds me of the old Groucho Marx line: “I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member.” They are a strange bunch, indeed.
When it comes to that overrated virtue called loyalty, the GOP runs a close second only to cats.He goes on to point out the infatuation that everyone had with Donald Trump.
Where else could a carnival barker with processed hair like Donald Trump spend a month at the top of the polls, hawking the “birther” razzmatazz?
Sarah is so much more entertaining than Mitt. She rolls into town last week to mangle the Paul Revere story, but step on the Mittster’s second White House rollout. And the so-called pundits, who certainly know better, lapped it up.
After all, who wants to hear Mitt drone on about stagnant job growth when we can have Sarah winking at us outside the Old North Church in a T-shirt and black jeans. It’s no contest.He ends his piece with, ....at this moment in time, the GOP seems far more comfortable with the cute, schmaltzy...It just goes to prove for Republicans, all politics is not local. It’s a fairy tale.
Read the full piece HERE.