It’s no big surprise that President Obama will be seeking a second term. The big question over the next few months will be who the Republicans choose to challenge the incumbent. No need to panic just because no clear front-runner has yet emerged from the people who are at least flirting with the idea.
The problem for the G-O-P is the problem that both parties face during the primary season, as we let the state party faithful demonstrate who is most popular among the candidates. The problem is that to win a party’s nomination, a candidate must say some bold and often outrageous things. These comments go on the public record and are then used in future campaign ads and discussions. A candidate may woo a minority of a party’s base that gets out the vote and hands over the nomination.
But in November the candidate must win not only his or her own party, but also the independents, who are essential to a national election victory.
Personally, I think this is one of the reasons why the presidential candidate selection process is terribly flawed.
Our thought for today is from Will Rogers:
“The more you read and observe about this politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that’s out always looks the best.”