The Election Cycle is Like my Football Season - Page 2
You know who -might- have a chance of bringing something "new" to the table? Ron Paul. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not particularly a fan nor am I making the case that he'll be the next POTUS.
The one thing he does have that other "conservative candidates" don't is the socially liberal side that the moderate-right seems to be slipping toward. I think if he pushes hard enough, he can have a decent showing. He might also take some of the vote away from the left due to the infighting that the Liberals are currently involved in due to financial disagreements.
But it still isn't going to be enough to make a good match.
The right needs someone that, instead of alienating undecideds with their seeming crazy rhetoric, can bring the middle ground back towards them with moderate views. Right now, Michelle Bachmann is so far right, that even some right-wingers are shying away. John McCain, in '08, was a good choice. He was fairly moderate (relatively speeaking), but then Palin came along and totally wrecked that image. He stopped being the John McCain we knew and started taking a back-seat to Palin's celebrity. In fact, half-way through Election Season, we totally lost sight of him. The next time we really saw McCain was during his concession speech the night of the election.
Right now, I just can't see anyway for Red States to make more than a formal showing at the big game.
But then again, I've got my face smeared blue and a big O painted on my chest.