I have watched each of the Republican presidential debates, finding them mildly entertaining, if nothing else. Last night's debate ran short of entertainment, however, and I'm becoming less and less impressed. If I have to hear Mitt Romney and Rick Perry argue over what's in their books one more time, I might throw one at the television. What did candidates do before they wrote books? Are these Oprah Book Club events or presidential debates?
Honestly, the two so-called frontrunners aren't doing much for me at all. Romney, of course, is as plastic as they come, and I don't believe anything he says. He's a flip flopper, and I simply don't trust him. Perry is preferred to Romney, but he's a horrible debater, and he's on the wrong side of the immigration issue. Does he really believe that illegal aliens should get to have a free education in this country? Don't even get me started on Ron Paul. Can you say foreign policy?
Herman Cain has a great personality, a warm sense of humor, and refreshing authenticity. I think he's a great guy, but I don't think he's ready to be President of the United States.
Obviously, the person I believe is ready to move America forward is Governor Palin, but she has yet to declare. I'm still waiting, and I believe an announcement is coming soon. I look forward to what she'll add to these debates. Not only is she solid on the issues, but she can articulate her stand on these issues based on intelligence, experience, and common sense.
Take a look back to her 2006 Alaska gubernatorial debate against Tony Knowles and Andrew Halcro after she beat Frank Murkowski in the Primary election. The first video is the full debate, and the second one has YouTube highlights.
Things will drastically change once she enters the race. I look forward to someone who will cut through the bull, call a spade a spade, challenge candidates on their records, spotlight her own, and revitalize the American people.