Republican Presidential Wannabes: Selected Quotes


Just a few quotations culled from the campaigns, presented to you on Iowa caucus day:

“Every barrel of oil that comes out of those sands in Canada is a barrel of oil that we don’t have to buy from a foreign source,” Governor Rick Perry.

“Gingrich goes negative, labels Romney ‘moderate.'” Reported CNN Headline Dec 27

“I think he compared that to … Pearl Harbor. I think its more like Lucille Ball at the chocolate factory. So, I mean, you know, you gotta get it organized.” Mitt Romney on Gingrich’s failure to make the Virginia primary ballot

For folks who don’t get the reference, it’s to one of the all-time classic I Love Lucy episodes, which WC provides below, purely as a service to his readers:

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“Obama is putting abortion pills for young minors, girls as young as 8 years of age or 11 years of age, on [the] bubblegum aisle.” Michele Bachman, December 28, 2011, a week after the President overrode an FDA recommendation to make emergency contraception available over the counter for all ages.

“A poet once said, ‘life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, but it’s never easy when there’s so much on the line.'” — Herman Cain, quoting lyrics from the theme song to Pokemon: The Movie 2000. The “poet” who wrote those lyrics was disco queen Donna Summer.

Of course, all of these would be a lot more entertaining if they weren’t coming from folks who seriously think they ought to be President of the United States.

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4 thoughts on “Republican Presidential Wannabes: Selected Quotes

  1. The candy factory scene is brilliant. I still laugh uncontrollably.

    And let’s face it, if any of the GOP candidates had half of Lucy & Ethel’s
    competence we wouldn’t be laughing so hard at them on a daily basis.
    Also, we couldn’t play the guessing game— How Low Can They Go?

  2. WC
    Mitt Romney’s far more ominous declaration had to do with his ideal vice president, Dick Cheney. In a town hall in mid-September he said:
    “I was watching C-SPAN, and I saw Vice President Dick Cheney, and he was being asked questions about a whole host of issues — following 9/11, the affairs in various countries in the world, And I listened to him speak and said whether you agree or disagree with him, this is a man of wisdom and judgment, and he could have been president of the United States. That’s the kind of person I’d like to have — a person of wisdom and judgment.”
    And he presumes to blame Newt Gingrich’s deficiencies and bad judgment.
    Paul Eaglin
    Fairbanks

    • Frightening, isn’t it?

      Romney, of course was pandering, again. But in his pandering he probably
      disturbed more republicans than he believed he would. Maybe it went a way in
      getting him the George H. W. endorsement, though. Dick Cheney, of course, is a man of
      darkness, secrecy, anger and evil (if you believe in that sort of thing).

      Romney will say ANYTHING to become President. But what is truly disturbing is
      —what exactly would he DO to become President?

  3. >>> “….—what exactly would he DO to become President?…”

    Under the circumstances, I must presume he would do as George Bush did, and that is to select Dick Cheney or someone like him as his vice presidential running mate, with the implication that his presidency would be a reprise of George Bush’s presidency. I take him at his word, and I do not assume he was pandering. (altho’ I think you’re correct, he was pandering)
    Paul Eaglin
    Fairbanks

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