I will say it now: Barack Obama can look forward to a second term in the White House. That is not to say that he is my first choice for president. I would take anyone with a better understanding of public education, the environment, labor, and human rights before I would choose Obama.
What I am saying is that the Republicans have no viable candidates at present. Here is my summary, see if you can identify the candidates. By the way, this is how I believe they are perceived by large numbers of potential voters, not necessarily their true character.
1) A corporate raider who tells you what he thinks you want to hear.
2) A disgraced, narcissistic former congressman on his third marriage.
3) An extreme right wing religious zealot who equates homosexuality with beastiality.
4) A fringe-dwelling oddball with no problem associating with the John Birch Society.
Again, this is what I believe is the widespread perception of the public, which in my opinion reflects a need for better campaign management.
And the worst they have to say about Obama is, “Muslim,” “socialist,” or “foreigner.”
Lotsa luck GOP.