cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
The Republican National Committee has begun the working process with the Romney campaign with four Romney staffers moving to the RNC and with Reince Priebus stating that Mitt is the ‘presumptive nominee’ of the Republican Party.
Romney ran the table yesterday and scored victories in five primary races. We know that he is the presumptive nominee when the word is put out that Newt Gingrich will ‘suspend’ his campaign effective May 1st. Newt knows it is over, finally.
Given the sitting President’s decided advantage in campaigning with the Presidential Seal being featured prominently, it is time for his opponent to be working on the grand strategies of the actual race for the office, and it is time for the RNC to work out the details of its relationship with the presumptive nominee. Serious fund raising efforts need to continue in order for this race to even begin to be seen as ‘competitive’.
President Obama, with the ‘bully pulpit’, has been campaigning for weeks on our dime even as he says he is not doing that. He claims he is simply taking his case for Congress to make some moves out to the people. Of course that is what he has been doing. This isn’t a political swipe since every sitting President has that advantage; some just start sooner than others.
That takes me to the Jimmy Fallon Show ‘slow jammin’ of the news that our President engaged in yesterday. I was disgusted with that demeaning display, that degradation of the solemn office of President of the United States. I know I may be in a group of one, but I believe that office needs to be safeguarded by each of its occupants, and that responsibility is one that our current occupant seems to have no concept of given how he plays to the various crowds he has targeted. Mr. Obama is simply the person we all selected to occupy that office; he is not a person whom we crowned as King of the United States, in spite of what he may think.
Listening and watching part of that ‘slow jammin’, and then listening to pieces of Romney’s speech last evening created such a sharp contrast in my mind of our two choices as to be almost unimaginable. I hope the nation will be able to discern the differences and that we elect the right person at this time for that office. We have very serious issues with which we need to deal, and those issues worsen every day.