Lil’ Bush? More like Lil’ Rudy, Lil’ McCain, etc.

All these Republicans running for the GOP nod for president are in need of a Dell memory upgrade if they want to lay claim to the Ronald Reagan mantle. Bowing and scraping to imbalanced, biased polling data that Reagan himself never listened to, they have made crapping on the head of the current GOP President, George W. Bush, a national pastime.

Acting no more mature or intelligent than the recent cartoon trash, ‘Lil Bush: Resident of the United States, the GOP front-runners are doing the Dems’ work for them in trashing the president rather than going against the grain, showing leadership, being people of character and supporting their fellow Republican, even while differing on some issues.

Reagan’s Rule was simple: Thou shalt never speak ill of a fellow Republican.

None of the midgets currently running to replace GWB are worthy to tie his shoelaces, let alone wear the Reagan mantle. Maybe they can grow into it, but they’re not there yet.

Bloomberg makes a more-honest man of himself

Current New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the “favorite Republican” of all New York media types who can’t pair the words “favorite” and “Republican” together in a polite sentence, but of no one in the GOP, has dropped out of the GOP.

Well, at least he’s finally being honest with himself. Bloomberg, neither a conservative nor a real Republican, is halfway to being completely honest. He’s admitted he’s no longer in the GOP this week, filing in New York as an independent. Now he just needs to admit that his values have far more in common with MoveOn.org than the Cato Institute, and we’ll finally have the political breakthrough the world has been waiting for: a liberal Republican finally admitting he’s a sham artist out to win election under the GOP banner that he’d never win under more honest labeling.

Of course, don’t tell that to the New York Times, who is hoping Bloomberg can win as an independent if Hillary falls short. Either way, the entire drug-addled staff is readying their vans and their van racks for a return to the hippie hippie 70s, just as soon as Bush is either impeached for no reason at all (which they still believe is possible) or finally leaves office in favor of… anyone except a Republican.

Boy, are they gonna have a hangover when they wake up in November ’08 to President Newt Gingrich and Vice-President Mike Huckabee, or what? Heh-heh-heh.

Thompson rumbles to the front for now

Former Tennessee Senator and Hollywood star in films like Die Hard 2 as well as TV’s Law and Order, Fred Thompson, isn’t even formally in the GOP race for the presidency yet, and his star has already eclipsed that of former New York mayor Rudy Guiliani. While well within the margin of error, Thompson now has a narrow lead over Guiliani in most polls, seeming to draw conservatives who’d been undecided, as well as robbing disenchanted supporters away from John McCain and Mitt Romney.

By the time he enters the race formally, he’ll either be considered a reliable part of a two-man race for the nomination against Guiliani, or his 15 minutes will have faded as conservatives rally around a more obvious savior, Newt Gingrich.

The political sound machines are already getting fired up and it’s not even 2008 yet for another six months and two weeks.

Is Thompson a more reliable conservative than Giuliani, McCain and Romney? Sure. It doesn’t take much to lay claim to that mantle, but sure.

The real question is, can Thomson command the stage well enough to be victorious over the “girl-power” candidate, Hillary, and the “pretty-boy power” candidate, Obama.

Ultimately, that’s who he’ll be tested against if he gets the nomination. Might be nice to know he can go toe-to-toe without blinking before anointing the man.