This is sort of in response to the flap between the Obama/Hillary camps over David Geffin’s remarks (I love how the only time someone like Geffen is taken seriously by the GOP is when he’s critical of another Democrat…funny how that happens).
Remember the scene in Tarantino’s 1992 film Reservoir Dogs where the gang all has guns pointed at each other?Ã‚Â And then they fire.
Le’t s recreate the scene for a moment but around the concept of announced candidates for the GOP presidential nomination.Ã‚Â But let’s substitute a couple of the shooters with Steven Greenhut of the Register and Jon Fleischman of the Flash Report and their targets are different candidates running for president.
Yesterday, Fleischman ripped apart Arizona Senator John McCain for his role in limiting free speech by being a co-sponsor of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform; and he takes the Senator to task for supporting tough new environmental proposals aimed at limiting greenhouse gasses and global warming (Jon views Global warming as a threat to our economy, proving he’s another Republican who continues to ignore volumes of research that documents this as a serious, serious problem).
And on Sunday, Greenhut ripped Rudy Guiliani a new one using Rudy’s own record against him.Ã‚Â Before 9/11, Rudy was wildly unpopular in New York.Ã‚Â The serial affairs and nasty divorce aside, Greenhut actually puts together a convincing arguement why Rudy Guiliani shouldn’t follow in Larry Agran’s footsteps of running for president after having served as a mayor.
So what does that leave us with Republicans?Ã‚Â Mitt Romney (flip-flopper won’t carry the South)?Ã‚Â Newt Gingrich (character counts; serial adulterer)?Ã‚Â Duncan Hunter (pro-Iraq war/anti-immigration)?Ã‚Â Sam Brownback (who?), or Tom Tancredo (one issue wonder; gets the John-and-Ken vote)?Ã‚Â
The lesson from the 2006 election was American has moved to the middle, so its kinda fun to watch these Republican pundits battle over who isn’t Republican enough.Ã‚Â