It has become obvious now that the candidate who will win the Republican Party nomination is going to be the person who says the stupidest thing last. Every time some new challenger to the Ken Doll king of the flip flop, Mitt Romney, comes along as the One to Lead the GOP From Mormon Rule, he or she opens their mouth, says something so unbelievably stupid that even Republican voters cannot abide it, and they fall. Republicans don’t want a Mormon as their leader and so they have looked to Michelle Bachman, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and even a black man to take the reins. And then that Non-Mormon Hope unclenches their jaw and spouts verbal diarrhea that sometimes almost manages to make the ramblings of Fox News actors portraying reporters or radio talk show maroons look like something containing the slightest bit of intellectual content.
The story of Barack Obama and the Seven Dwarves has somehow managed to transform into what could well be the single most entertaining political story of our time. We may actually witness, for the first time in the history of most registered voters today, a national convention in which the winner is not known well beforehand. Nobody appears poised to have what it takes to collect the plurality of delegates necessary to send them out with an army of evangelicals behind them in intent on “taking America back” from the single most conservative socialist the world has ever seen.
Which means that backroom wrangling is going to take place. Romney is out because, well, he’s a Mormon. Gingrich is out because even Republicans hate him. Ron Paul is too elfish and, let’s face it, crazy. Rick Perry is an utter disaster waiting to explode and send racist shrapnel everywhere. Herman Cain got his publicity and can now go back to making millions since he never cared about being President anyway. And Michelle Bachman is Michelle Bachman.
That sound you hear is the twanging, annoying voice of Sarah Palin thanking the GOP faithful for their patience.
Yes, the scenario in the race for the GOP Presidential nomination is now shaping up to make Sarah Palin, believe it or not, look like a genius. Staying out of the official race meant when she said something stupid that it would not be front page news because the actual candidates would be getting that coverage. By staying in the background and plugging her movie and applauding her “star” of a daughter while she danced and not having the cameras focused on her every moronic statement, Sarah Palin has set herself up perfectly to become the Republican politician quoted as saying the stupidest thing last.
And with the nomination in hand, it may be too late for those with sense in the party to do anything about it.