Letters to the editor, Dec. 8, 2011

Rick Santorum — no chin. I could see him as a member of the British Royal Family but not as president.

Ron Paul — image problems as well. Doesn’t look like a president. Can you really see this guy’s face on money?

Michele Bachmann — not enough candlepower under her hat. After Little Bush, the American people raised the bar for that part of the competition. Michele has been doing much better by keeping quiet but still a prohibited long shot. My biggest regret of this campaign is that we won’t get to see Michele debate Sarah Palin … in Jell-O.

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Rick Perry — snuck into the circus under the tent flaps but got found out in a hurry. May even be too dumb to be governor of Texas, if you can believe that such a thing is possible. At one time Rick suggested that Texas should leave the Union. Best idea he’s had.

Herman Cain — sorry to see this guy go but I believe it’s for the best. Bill Clinton could focus on affairs of state while an angry woman was trying to hit him upside his head with a skillet but Herman Cain is no Bill Clinton.

Mitt Romney — sure looks like the president of something but just can’t gain any traction with the Tea Party or Christian Right. Might be because he isn’t a for-real Christian. Mormons believe in a whole ’nother Jesus. Not the same guy at all.

Newt Gingrich — married three times; cheated on his wives; as speaker of the house he tried to put Bert and Ernie in an orphanage; left Congress under a cloud; took a million and a half from Freddie Mac but claims he wasn’t a lobbyist because he never really did any work for the money. OK, let’s say we can get by all that, there is still a big problem with this guy. He has a certain meanness about him more suited to a war criminal from the genocide in Kosovo then to a president of the United States. Put him in a cheap, made-in-Bulgaria suit and he could pass for Slobodan Milosevic’s brother.

David Rose, Hot Springs, Ark.