So I listened to the three candidates for the GOP nomination here in California to bring down the nitwit lack of “intellectual firepower” Barbara Boxer. To be honest, I still am not sure who I like. Fiorina’s answers sounded like she was just arguing against Boxer, which I like on one level because too often Republicans destroy each other in primaries here in California and we end up with a weakened candidate to take on the Dems.
The downside I saw with DeVore is that his answers, in general, tended to be along the lines of “I’m conservative, I stand for liberty.” What I really have in mind was their discussions of the TARP Bill, Fiorina & Campbell gave responses that showed me they are intelligent and have a grasp of complicated economic issues, DeVore’s answer did not. I’m tired of having Republican candidates who just appear to be firebrands like Tom Delay or sound bite experts like Palin & Bush. (As a side note Palin did endorse Fiorina.)
Campbell is playing off his “moderate” credentials, which I get, but not sure if he has the personality to get it done against Boxer. I understand the people who say: “don’t vote for someone just because they have a better chance to win.” But at the same time, wouldn’t ANY of the 3 GOP candidates be better than Botox Boxer?