One of the lesser known facts about me is that despite my propensity to talk about sex, drugs, and rock and roll on my blog – I’m actually fairly conservative when it comes to politics. I believe in states right (the ability of the state to govern it’s people) and that Roe V Wade was the worst thing that the Supreme Court could have done (not because it made abortion legal in all states, but because the court decided instead of the legislature). I have voted for Bush, and damn near every republican candidate in a national election because I truly believed they were the better of two options. (Local elections are a little different, I have a tendency to swing on them based on what the issues are.)
It should then, come as no surprise to you to know that I watched the republican debate last night on CNN. Let me go ahead and throw out some of my favorite quotes from the night:
- Mitt Romney regarding getting immigrants to vote for the republicans:
“If they came here for a handout they’d be voting for democrats.”
- John Huntsman regarding Rick Perry and Mitt Romney
“I know that everything’s bigger in Texas, and Rick likes to talk that way, and everyone’s smarter in Massachusetts.”
- Ron Paul on healthcare in the country:
“That’s what freedom is all about, taking your own risk. It’s about individual responsibility. I’ve worked in hospitals, we’ve never turned anyone away. We should legalize alternative health care and allow people to do what they want.”
- Rick Perry on how much it takes to buy him:
“I’ve raised $30 million on my own. I can’t be bought for $5,000. If you’re suggesting I can, I’m offended.”
Notice the fact that Rick Perry doesn’t actually say how much he can be bought for? And FYI Rick, the company Merck may have only given you $5,000 – but don’t think for a second that I believe that’s the only money you got from them. I know how PAC’s work. And why hasn’t PolitiFact, which has been fact checking the debates, hopped on this? FOLLOW THE PAPER TRAIL POLITIFACT!
Anyways, at the end of the debate, I found that I was more in favor than ever of Mitt Romney as my republican candidate. Let Bachman and Perry tear each other apart – and then the only person that reasonable people would vote for is Romney.
Who would you vote for in the Republican primary if it happened today?