Republicans have been pushing for Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, Mitch Daniels, and other candidates to seek the nomination over our current field. All of them have refused - some to the point of threatening suicide - and the field hasn't grown since Perry's entry last month.
But now there is a new candidate being touted by disappointed Republicans: Al Simpson, the former three-term U.S. Senator from Wyoming and co-Chair of the Federal Deficit Commission, who just turned eighty a few weeks ago.
No, please don't laugh - I'm not kidding.
With articles in the Billings Gazette and interviews on Neil Cavuto's Fox Business show, supporters of Al Simpson have gotten their message out, but the question is whether most Republicans actually want to hear.
We already have nine candidates running for President, if not more, and the last thing we need is someone who is eighty years old and who offends the social stool of conservatism in the hunt as well. I understand a desire for someone like Simpson - who doesn't care about other opinions and wants to reform entitlements now - but not the actual man.
At least we wont have to wait long for Simpson's decision, because he will be on Neil Cavuto's Your World tonight on Fox News and I doubt he'll play the dog-and-pony show like other politicians. So the hopes of all those Simpsonites will likely be snuffed out tonight.
What say you?
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