Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hey, look at me! I'm a potential Republican presidential hopeful

By Richard Barry

To be filed under the category "those who insist on wasting our time," two more potential Republican presidential aspirants are gearing up to tell the world of their plans. Former New York Governor George Pataki has Tweeted that he will announce a decision on May 28th in New Hampshire, and former U.S. ambassador John Bolton will announce his White House intentions via his Facebook page today. 

As much as the thought of these gentleman joining the race livens up my day not at all, I recognize they have resumes making them worthy of some consideration. More important, though, is what it says about the GOP field, which is that it is so wide open anyone with an unsatisfied ego need, and some vague excuse for being legitimately considered, will see an opportunity to get a little love.

And then if either Pataki or Bolton, or both, announce they are going to make an announcement only to then announce they are not running, well, that would be a pretty spectacular example or two of political narcissism.

How many more needy Republicans could possibly be out there?


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  • I think the issue is that there is so much uniformity in terms of ideology and policy in the Republican Party, that everyone thinks they might as well run. It is just a matter of style. Will it be skinny or flared jeans this year? Maybe they will want the single worst UN ambassador we have ever had!

    By Blogger Frank Moraes, at 10:57 PM  

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