So Mitt Romney announced this afternoon that he won’t run for president next year after all. I’m torn between heaving a sigh of relief — because we’ve been there, done that, twice already — and thinking there’s still plenty of time for him to change his mind. Again. He’s proven himself adept at doing that. Wouldn’t be at all surprised if he did it yet again. Oh, and of course there was the fleeting thought that his wife must have talked him out of it. She’d already made it clear she was against another run.
To date the whole not-yet-a-campaign has looked like a giant rerun or just a continuation of the last time. Same names. Same faces. I’m sick of all of them. Clinton, Perry, Huckabee, Santorum, Bachmann. And until today, Romney. Seriously? No means no, people! You all had you chance (or chances). And you all lost. There’s a word for people who’ve lost …
It’s been so easy to not write about all the posturing and positioning for 2016. I’ve already said what I think about these people. Several years ago. Has anything changed? I was tired of them three years ago. And I’m still tired. I’m not interested in another presidential campaign. Certainly not one with all the same old faces.
And I’m already tired of the “new” old faces — Paul, Cruz, Christy, Jindal, Rubio, Bush, Palin, Graham. I’ve had my say on most of them, too.
Do any of these people ever work? Or do they just spend all their time campaigning? Don’t answer that.
I’d love to wake up tomorrow and hear names I’ve never heard before, see fresh faces, hear new voices.