As the GOP primary continues on I just see the candidates as delusional. This election cycle has highlighted the Republican Party’s disconnect with the average person. More over it has highlighted that these candidates are not viable options to become President of the United States.
Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are under the delusion religion is at the heart of every issue. The evangelical base may be important in the primary but it is not the majority of the Republican Party and certainly not the view held by the nation as a whole. Gingrich takes any shot he can to say other candidates or President Obama are creating a war on religion. Mr. Obama extended a women’s right to have access to birth control. Gingrich took that as a war against religion – delusional.
Gingrich has also campaigned he is the ideas candidate. What are these ideas that are going to put America back on top? Lower taxes for the wealthy? Decrease the capital gains rate to 0? Yeah, those ideas are truly revolutionary. Or maybe he is referring to his idea of putting black children to work as janitors so they understand what it means to put in a hard day’s work. Or maybe it is his idea of telling black people to just get off food stamps? Those aren’t ideas or solutions it’s just racism. Wait, sorry I forgot about his idea to build a permanent station on the moon – delusional.
Then there is Mitt Romney who just cannot understand why everyone does not have millions of dollars like him. Romney is under the delusion everyone has the same opportunity to become rich. He constantly boasts that he earned his wealth, he did not inherit it, and I do not doubt that. However, he seems to forget he was raised with a lot of opportunities of which most people can only dream. He may have earned his wealth but he did have help. It would be nice to see policies and ideas geared toward giving people opportunities to succeed. After all not all of our fathers were former governors – delusional.