Run for your life

Getting into the political weeds, or cobwebs, a few things occurred to me. Start with the candidates for president. Is this going to be a primary or a parade? Cause for a rant.

When things become a pattern I start to poke fun at them. Today it’s the announcements. Every few days I get an email from someone but the subject is mostly the same. Uusually something like “should I run or not?” Whoa, are you talking to me? Glad you asked. It’s amusing how they all claim to be asking if they should run. That’s sort of like Hillary asking people “should I run?” You know there is no question in her mind, she decided long ago. Same thing with Jeb Bush and most of the others. Huckabee, there was another. In his case he parlayed his show on Fox into that question prompting his step down.

One of the latest in particular was a message from Jeb before he formerly announced. That one had a family member saying something close to: “urge my father to run”, he’s sitting on the fence wondering. Really, he was just waiting for me to tell him whether to run or not. Oh, I’m the one he is waiting to hear “yes” from before jumping in. A little sarcasm is appropriate. He seemed to have decided without my urging.

It’s almost too much for me to bear that all these people are waiting for my humble opinion on running. I must be pretty important. Of course, I know none of it is true. I have to joke about it because it is funny when they all do and say the same thing. It’s not true that they want to know much less care what you think. They want your money. What if you say no, don’t bother running or wasting your time? And every one of them has that handy-dandy link for a contribution, to “be as generous” as you possibly can. Never mind how they are going to spend it. It’s like Jim and Tammy Faye Baker shaking you down: “I know you’re heart is just telling you “give give give.”” Right, I just can’t refuse a great cause. (sarcasm meter is redlining)

Back to the announcements. When they do announce, they send you helpful notes to tell you to tune in to their announcement speech — which hopefully won’t be at the same time the other guy is also announcing. Talk about scheduling conflicts? Then you get to read the headline that indeed they announced. Woo–hoo! Was there any question about it?

But I’m just kicking the tires of the process. Well, after it happens a dozen of times or so there is no suspense to it. What people say really doesn’t matter anyway. And how about those lists they are building? That’s half the purpose of it. Why else do they do all those petition drives between runs? There is not much mystery about it. Well, accept that most of it is staged in a phony way. They’ve strategized a reason for a run, known to them.

There is one other point. If history is any example, then I figure that there is really only a potential for 2 runs. You can claim ignorance and inexperience after losing the first time and do a 2.0 revision run. That leaves us with where we are. I see Huck is running the second time. Does he realize this is it? Rick Perry is doing a second-time-around run. Rick Sandtorum. Hillary’s doing her re-fried-beans run. Oh, sure they may think they can go three but by that time they are stale as a brick. You go from household name to household blame. By then, the jig is up and it looks more like a full time job running for president. And no one wants to look like a “professional candidate”.

That leads into another issue with Jeb. You know he can run again if for some reason it doesn’t work out. It’s a rather depressing thought. Who knows, maybe he could run against one of his relatives next time? Well, that could be more like family feud, imagine those email campaigns. It’s all just a put-on anyway. We have plenty of real problems and these guys personalize it like a seer-sucker suit. It really is about them. Does he have the stuff, is what people are supposed to look at. To them the message is “why not me?”

I suppose one of the most depressing parts of it — while it is supposed to be an optimistic thing — is that it starts by getting us sick of the process before we really start. It’s like watching the holding pattern for Chicago’s O’hare airport. And let’s leave the pollsters out of it for the time being. So maybe it is a little different on the Democrats’ side. They knew four years ago who was going to run, and who was going to be the nominee. I’m sure she had the same email approach despite that.

If they based their popularity on their twitter accounts we’d be in deep kim-chee. How many phony followers does it take to decide to run? Obama and Michele have their army of followers. Obama has his own email campaign to lobby himself. He ran an insurgent campaign as the incumbent president. Follow that logic. Then he won and people voted for him the 2nd time. So this running for president thing is many various things, but straight forward and honest is not one of them.

“Then I’ll get on my knees and pray we don’t get fooled again…no no.” – Who

We might need a Candidates’ Anonymous. It would probably be government funded.

RightRing | Bullright

10 comments on “Run for your life

  1. peppermintfarm says:

    Bull, I was just thinking the very same thing you write about here. I’m getting inundated with these same emails and it’s starting to drive me up the wall.

    What is it with these dolts? All about money is right. I can’t think of anyone I’d send money to if I had it.

    I wonder why Huckabee gave up a great job with Fox to run when he doesn’t have a chance in hell of getting nominated. These guys got to be lunatics to spend money like this for what? Nothing!

    And the field is way too big. How are on earth are people going to choose from all of these people?

    I don’t trust any of them either. They mostly say the same old thing and then when they get in (if that ever even could happen with Hillary) they do NOTHING!

    I’m about ready to vote for Trump the only guy who’s not going to ask for money since he’s loaded with it. LOL!

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    • Bullright says:

      Pepp, LMAO the one guy who doesn’t have to ask. He doesn’t have to turn the WH into a hotel either.

      But there is a lot to look forward to in this? I’m pinching myself. So many is right. They can’t have debates with all these people. The debates are another matter too. I’m not thrilled either, I guess you can tell.

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      • peppermintfarm says:

        Yes I can tell you’re not thrilled as I’m not either. We already know Bush is going to be in the debates. That’s a bummer right there. I wish he’d move to Mexico and leave us alone.

        Looks like Rubio too and from there it’s a grab bag who will be debating. My fear is that we won’t even see some of the real conservatives in the debates.


        • Bullright says:

          Pepp, I agree, and grab bag is about right. And they’re all grabbing. Debates will be for the establishment RNC to plead their case. And they’ll probably tip off the left as to who they really need to attack, in pecking order. Trump can probably mix up that process too. I don’t see the people willing to play along as usual.

          I’m with you that Jeb Rockefeller could move on. But even the timing of him running now and everything is right at the worst time. If someone really wanted to rub salt and lemon juice in a cut to achieve maximum agony, this is the best time. That is “if” they wanted to do that…

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  2. Hardnox says:

    Since there are 58 candidates already… I’m thinking about running. What should I do? If I get enough schmucks to send me money, I’ll hire some professional beggars and get them to send out photos of me being pious of some such crap and get more money. Then when I have enough money I’ll think about it some more.


    This is such bullshit. Run or don’t run. If one needs a push then they don’t want the job in the first place… kinda like Jebby (that was the lamest pre-announcement I ever heard… “I might be a good candidate, blah, blah, blah”). Shit…..

    We need statesmen not beggars. We have enough beggars in office already which is why we’re in the mess we’re in.

    I’m with Pepp, Trump is looking better and better with each passing day.

    Seriously, I like Perry, Cruz, and Walker…. Trump in a pinch. They could shitcan the rest. Just retreads in my opinion. All hat, no cattle.

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    • Bullright says:

      Hey Nox I think you’re on to something. Yep, all you got to say is you are “thinking about it”. I think that is code today….and money flows. Jeb milked that for all it’s worth. Statesman not beggars, I’m down with that. I mean up…or sumptin’. At least Trump does serve some practical purpose. Hey, the left has socialist Bernie Sanders and look what they’re doing with him. He’s moving up – maybe VP material. LOL

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      • Hardnox says:


        I like what Trump brings to the table. We all know he’s an self-absorbed egotistical asshole but at least he’s honest about it and he’s not beholden to anyone… well at least not yet. He’ll say things that all of us opine about yet the other pols wouldn’t dare. I think Trump will get Joe Six-pack to pay a bit more attention to the process and maybe get him to pay some attention rather than the correct air pressure of a football. We’ve had way too many people that are natural allies to our side sitting out and thus the left has outflanked us.

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        • Bullright says:

          Yes indeed, good point. A great promoter. (lol–airballs) And if he was promoting America, not so bad too. If we can’t rally the cause to save America now, we’re in trouble. I just don’t want them turning it into a circus. (this time)

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