In a previous piece on the Republican nominees, I questioned the sanity of those who would vote for Michele Bachmann, but having read the utterings in recent days of Rick Perry, I am beginning to smell a plot hatched by the Democrats. Yes, I think it is possible Bachmann and Perry have been cloned and planted by the other side to ensure the re-election of Barack Obama!
It seems that at a gathering of the faithful in Iowa, Mr Perry relaxed a little too much and threatened the boss of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, with a certain type of Texas hospitality should he carry out "treasonous" quantative easing to kick-start the economy. As Mr Perry is, I'm told, as eager as a Roman Emperor to give the thumbs-up to executions in the name of the state, it was a bad joke, as was his remarks that cast doubt on President Obama's love for America.
Mr Perry is leading the field of three for the Republican nomination, with Mitt Romney second and Bachmann a close third. There is still time for another candidate to join the race and many senior members of the party are hoping for divine intervention. There was talk of Chris Christie, the Govenor of New Jersey, being begged to put his name forward, but he too has a questionable stance on issues like taxation, especially his lack of enthusiasm for asking the rich to contribute a little more.
President Obama has not had an easy time of it during his first-term as President and, it must be said, he has been a disappointment to those of us, who hoped his actions could transcend his inspirational words. With the world's economy on its ass and protest and famine across the globe, was it ever possible for him to deliver the miracles we sought? Alas, even some of his recent speeches have been rather pedestrian, reflecting the reality of the current world and his own position in the ratings, although surely he will still be given the opportunity to serve a second-term?