15 October 2011

LIGHTS ARE ON... BUT WHO'S HOME?

With still a few months remaining before the first votes are cast for the race to become the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee, the party's struggle to determine its identity has been playing out like a not-so-interesting episode of "Project Runway"... one day you're in, and the next day, you're out...

Only, in this version, Heidi Klum and Michael Kors are replaced with Rill O'Beilly and Lush Rimbaugh. Sorry, Heidi... Sorry, Michael.

No matter how this all plays out, however, one thing is clear: if Congress fails to act, President Obama will be pushing the American Jobs Act all the way to November (2012, that is); and whoever ends up becoming the GOP nominee will have to address it, as well as address how the GOP has been "governing" lately, especially on the Hill... something none of the candidates has seriously addressed as yet.

Recently on "Politics Nation" with Rev. Al Sharpton (MSNBC) there was kind of a preview of what the 2012 election debate will (or should) be. There was a fantastic monologue at the end of a segment (about the auto loan) by Mr. Jim Gregory of the United Auto Workers Union (UAW), whose job was saved thanks to the auto loan, which was criticized by GOP candidate and former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney with his infamous New York Times editorial, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt."

Mr. Romney's stance on the auto loan will be just one of many uphill battles ahead for him, should he become his party's standard-bearer. Will he "make it work?"

Let the games begin.