I’ve read an article claiming a fractured Republican campaign. I’ve read articles referring to it as a rift of sorts. I recently spoke with a person who referred to the Republican side of the campaign as a crap shoot while also saying the Democrats had a real candidate race going on. I wondered, is this a crap shoot on the Republican side? I responded with something like having a competition between a half dozen qualified Republican candidates is great “crap shoot” to be in as opposed to having to choose between two unqualified Democrats.
Looking at weekend headlines including this Fox News graphic, one might think that Mitt Romney has a big head, Hillary Clinton has a big mouth, and John McCain sometimes acts like a dork. Or one might think that Mitt Romney is a front runner, Hillary Clinton has secured an insurmountable lead and John McCain sometimes acts like a dork. Right now the media is driving the show. While some trends may look like they are forming, I think it is still to close to call the race on either side. With a 1000 points still to go, does it mean a hill of beans that Huckabee is 6 ahead of McCain or even that Romney is 54 points ahead of Thompson? I am still definitely behind Fred Thompson because I think him most qualified for the position, but I certainly relish the fact that our nation has so many qualified Republicans competing for Oval Office.
So sure, things make look fractured, or even appear to be a crap shoot, but eventually it will come down to one Republican vs. one Democrat. One qualified Republican vs. one unqualified Democrat. There will be no crap shoot.