Sorry, but I can't help it...
After all, one is bombarded each day with (idiotic) stories about various Republican "hopefuls" that may or may not run for president. Will they enter the race? When will they announce their candidacy? When will they announce the time and place of the announcement...which, when it comes, will not be news, but the media will salivate all over the non-story.
I recall the advent of Barack Obama on the national scene. At the time, and still, he seemed so normal, so intelligent (at the time of a president that praised and feigned ignorance), and so necessary. None of the gaggle posed to hobble towards November 2012 seem capable of running a local high school prom committee in rural North Dakota (where my grandfather was born, when it was still Indian Territory).
If you want my opinion (few will), Arizona's new legal immigrant is the least qualified of the bunch. She makes Bush seem like an intellectual equal to Steven Hawkings.
People have always been attracted to circus criers and snake oil salesmen...
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.