Getting off Groundhog Day

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result, then America is certifiable:

Mitt Romney leads the Republican field among New Hampshire primary voters for 2016. Yes, you read that right.

Why not make it a third run for president? That’s something that the former Republican nominee is definitely not thinking about right now.   To put it in his own recent words: “Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no.”

But that didn’t stop the Virginia-based bipartisan policy firm Purple Strategies from adding his name to a recent survey for Granite State voters, which shows Romney in the lead with 25 percent support. Libertarian firebrand Rand Paul (who has strong infrastructure in New Hampshire) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are behind with 18 percent and 17 percent support, respectively.

For some reason, this reminds me of Bob “I’ve been in Washington three decades and it’s my turn, goshdarnit” Dole’s 1996 GOP run against Bill Clinton.  Stop going to the same well of self-proclaimed talent, America!  Find someone not steeped for decades in the same rot you’re expecting them to remedy!  There’s 300 million + people in this country… why do all the Presidential candidates tend to have one of about a dozen last names?

It’s like every first Wednesday in November we wake up to “I’ve got you, babe…

NO INCUMBENTS — or perennial candidates — PLEASE!


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