I never wanted to be that guy who was steadfast but wasn't passionate. I never wanted to be that guy who was informed, yet failed to change their mind if they were wrong. And that is why I "heart" what is going on with the GOP Nominee situation. One short year ago, I probably would have written them all off and would never consider voting for any of them.
But times change, and with change ... sometimes comes a rearranging of synapses in one's brain.
And Ron Paul doesn't have my vote just yet:)
Santorum - Classic Conservative on many levels if there was one. The guy is also from my home state of Pennsylvania. What impresses me about Rick is whether you agree or not, he seems genuine and trustworthy. Pretty rare for Politicians these days, being a car salesman is considered a higher grade of piousness. Socially, I'm not on-board with the guy. Everything else, he is more than worth a listen. Will he win and can he win? Probably not. While I won't "Pick Rick" just yet, I applaud the chap. He has my respect, just not my vote.
Romney - We all have a boss. Somewhere, someplace, we have a boss. Would I want this guy as my boss? Well, despite being a stick in the mud with no personality and me having no faith that he may consider a guy like me relevant, I'm not afraid of Mitt Romney as CEO of the good old USA. As a communicator, I think he kind of ... pretty much ... definitely ... Sucks. But as CEO, follow the money. Personally, I voted for Ross Perot twice because I thought the Government should be run like a business. In retrospect, I would still vote for Perot over Romney. Better business guy and more personality. Yet I certainly would not dismiss him if elected. I'd support him. But I wouldn't vote for him.
Newt - The smartest guy in the room with the last dame in the world that you would want as the First Lady. Not that the latter matters all that much, it's a personal taste thing. I always preferred Hillary over Jackie, Laura over Barbara. Many parts of me would adore the aspect of Obama & Newt in a debate, any debate. That shit would bring back good television. It seems to me though, that Newt thrives as the underdog and doesn't do as well when he is the leader of the pack.
As far as Ron Paul, hell ... my vote is still a carrot. And I want to eat my veggies.
My synapses have fired.