you've also bought into this whole bogus class warfare argument
Actually I was born into a society where class "warfare" as you call it has always existed. It exists in almost every society I know except maybe some of the tribal areas of places like Papua New Guinea. In places like that they simply have tribal warfare. In most modern societies you have classes of one sort or another. We may have more mobility than many other societies to move amongst the classes however some things make it easier and somethings make it harder to do so. I'm not holding my breath however to see the ruling class change their status though. You should look at recent class mobility statistics from around the world. You will probably be quite surprised. The class warfare deniers seem to be very good warriors themselves. Just take a listen to Gingrich.
t would seem as though you support Huntsman
I don't actively support him however I do like people who actually do (or at least try to do) what they say because the rest are simply contestants in what they think is a popularity contest. I do not like phonies so that really only leaves Paul and Huntsman IMO. So we are left with the economy which has more to do with what the a-holes in congress are not doing and foreign affairs in which although I agree with some of Ron Paul's Ideals, I really don't think they are realistic when I look at what is actually happening in the world. Support Huntsman No. More likely to vote for than the others.Yes.
I agree with you on one point, we do need a Governor
I don't believe it is a qualification...Simply easier to analyze the record because the voting records of legislators are much more complex.Bush Sr. was 1000% better than his son and was not a Governor. He had foreign policy experience and understanding and that is actually the qualification I look for (as well as what their foreign policy stance is as well) . Most candidates don't have much of that so then I look at whether I think they will listen to others or not.
All this seems somewhat pointless now as Romney is all but inevitable
Nothing is inevitable or pointless simply because the pundits say so. They have been saying Romney from the get-go for a reason and the reason is not because he is best for you or me. It is because they think he is best for them. Only you can decide what is best in your eyes unless you decide to drink the various flavors of kool-aid that are out there. It comes in many flavors. Saying something is inevitable really means "why don't the rest of you just stay home". Then those with the money fund the "inevitable" so they can buy their piece of the pie.
especially with his soft China policies.
He was an ambassador so the policies are not his. Remember...Ambassadors are simply "information gatherers" amongst their other normal duties and not much more. Trade policy is difficult. As far as his stance on China what do you suggest? Tariffs and a trade war? How about comparing his stance with Romney's? As if Romney even has the sack to say what he really thinks. He has no nuts. He doesn't say what he thinks, he mostly says what he thinks you want to hear and nothing more. Isn't that rather obvious by now? How many times do you have to see him change his tune after the polls show what he said the day before was the wrong song and dance? You want a trade war? I suggest you start reading The Wall Street Journal and Forbes before you decide that Huntsman's "weak" stance is or isn't better than Romney's "flex my muscles for the audience" stance.
He seems to have no problems with our trade deficit or China's manipulation of currency,
Seems? What makes things "seem to appear" to you? Things don't seem to me. I have seen him speak about such issues and address those specific issues as existing problems. I may agree or disagree with what he believes to be the most appropriate course of action however he seems has addressed those specific issues more thoroughly than most if not all of the other candidates. Again do yourself a favor and read what the actual experts write. It is a lot different from the 30 second sound bytes created for the "show" debates.
Then factor in his glowing reviews of Obama
Show me the glowing reviews he has cast. He has certainly made specific positive comments about very specific decisions that the Obama administration has made but at least he can give an honest opinion if he thinks credit is due as opposed to those who find a way to criticize everything....What don't you understand about the nature of divisive politics? You are best to give answers based on issues and not politics if want to validate opinions.
We have vetted Romney already in a national campaign and there won't be any surprises. He has flaws, but hes generally a good man and would make a good President.
I would agree he at least "appears" to be good family man. Would make a good president? Might make a good president and might not is more like it.
We have vetted Romney already in a national campaign and there won't be any surprises.
Maybe no "personal life" surprises however there will be surprises when it comes to how he deals with the issues. There were many surprises for the people in Mass. when he was the Governor. Although I do care very much about character my scrutiny goes much further than someone voting for the next American Idol simply because they have a good song and dance.