CPAC – Romneybots and Browbackshirts

CPAC 2007 Logo I rather like Sam Brownback but don’t consider him a plausible presidential candidate. I find Mitt Romney rather smarmy and opportunistic, even by politician standards.

Until arriving at CPAC, though, I had no ill feelings about either of them. After two days of barely being able to walk around the convention center without some idiot teenager in a t-shirt shouting at me or hitting me with a poster, invariably imploring me to vote for either Brownback or Romney, though, I would sooner vote for Ralph Nader than either of those men.

So far, however, I have refrained from violence. So far.

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  1. legion says:

    Give in, James! Give in to the rage! Lord knows the GOP’s chances would be better in ’08 without either of those two idiots muddying the waters for – hey, waitaminute….

  2. Triumph says:

    I would sooner vote for Ralph Nader than either of those men.

    Philosophically, Nader is much closer to your libertarian sympathies than either of those two candidates.

  3. Anderson says:

    Josh Marshall:

    Half of Romney’s speech turns out to be making fun of Massachusetts, which I think just makes him look cheesy and like a jerk, considering he just spent four years pledged to the state. I guess he didn’t mention to the voters that he thought the state was an embarrassment.