I am annoyed to be restacking the Republican declared field of Presidential candidates for Congressman Thaddeus McCotter of
’s 11th District. I’m not at all sure what makes “Thad” think that he is ready for a run at National office, but I will humor him and rack him and stack him with the rest of the gang. Michigan
1. Governor Tim Pawlenty – fading fast. Tim just isn’t getting any traction with the American people. I remain convinced that the best candidate will come from the ranks of our governors and of the declared governor candidates I assess Tim to be the most capable. However he can’t seem to light a fire under his campaign.
2. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann – I wish she would run for governor of
first, but my only concern for her executive experience prevents her from moving up. She has handled herself well with the variety of goofy questions that she gets from the ignorant press and she has the right position on all of the issues. My biggest fear of anyone so closely aligned with the TEA movement is the “Sharon Angle effect.” Essentially she will split the vote of more electable candidates as Angle did in the 2010 Nevada Senate race and then get blown away in the general election. Minnesota
3. Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain – Cain won the recent Conservative Leadership Conference straw poll with 24% of the vote. Those folks obviously see something that is not readily apparent to me.
4. Senator Rick Santorum – Hello, are you out there? If you’re out there say something exciting to get in the news
5. Congressman Taddeus McCotter – Thad debuts at number five. I don’t like the lawyer-legislator combination but he seems to be in the right area on the issues. His anti-tax and anti-TARP votes paint him as a fiscal conservative. He has supported the Iraqi and Afghan wars even against intense pressure at home. He’s got guts, let’s see him in the arena.
6. Governor Mitt Romney – I caught part of Romney’s interview with Sean Hannity – not lighting me up Mitt.
7. Governor Jon Huntsman – It appears that his campaign lasted about as long as it took to get off
Liberty Island. Good riddance.
8. Speaker Newt Gingrich – Newt is coming dangerously close to falling into the ranks of the preposterous candidates like Congressman Ron Paul and Governor Gary Johnson.
Warning – when Governor Perry throws his hat in the ring, you all move down a spot.