In the last few days, the names that are being floated are Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney.
I would not vote for Gov. Romney last time. Nothing he has done remotely begins to change my mind.
It's time for the Republicans to turn their thinking over. If they want to win, it's going to take some fresh thinking. It's going to take a candidate that sees the debt as a threat to the country's future. It going to take a candidate that recognizes that the collapse of U.S. manufacturing and industry needs to be addressed by legislation that makes moving production to the U.S. more attractive, not less, both for in terms of taxation and regulations. It's going to take a candidate that stands up and says he sees the Bill of Rights to the Constitution as an expression of rights guaranteed by God (or natural law, if you prefer), not rules that can be changed or ignored at whim.
Otherwise, they can continue to lose and in 2016, once again they can wonder why they can't attract enough votes to beat whatever socialist the Democrats nominate. Because the day comes when that wife I mentioned in the opening metaphor decides she would rather live in a cardboard box under a highway overpass than put up with any more of her husband's arrogance.
This is Gov. Romney's answer to a gun control question in the second 2012 debate. This alone was enough to cost him my vote. Here's the whole transcript, if you want to remember what cost him the election.
ROMNEY: Well, Candy, actually, in my state, the pro-gun folks and the anti-gun folks came together and put together a piece of legislation. And it's referred to as an assault weapon ban, but it had, at the signing of the bill, both the pro-gun and the anti-gun people came together, because it provided opportunities for both that both wanted.There were hunting opportunities, for instance, that haven't previously been available and so forth, so it was a mutually agreed- upon piece of legislation. That's what we need more of, Candy. What we have right now in Washington is a place that's gridlocked.