Another candidate threw their name in the hat today, but it doesn't help that the current frontrunners all seem kind of...bad. Romney is talking about global warming, Palin has another controversy, Pawlenty flirted with Cap & Trade as governor, Newt Gingrich was interesting in 1994, Rick Santorum may not have the funding. Is Obama beatable? Maybe.
The guys started off with Romney, who said, "I believe the world's getting warmer. I can't prove that, but I believe basically what I read is that the world is getting warmer. No. 2, I believe the humans are contributing to that. I don't know how much our contribution is to that because I know there have been periods of greater heat and warmth past."
Glenn said, "Three years ago, I think it was three or four years ago when we were writing one of the books I said that the world is getting warmer. You have to look at the thermometer. Is the world getting warmer? Yes or no. Now, does man contribute to that? I don't know. Should we be responsible? Yeah. We should take care of the planet. We should do what we can do burn clean energy, to do the things that we have to do to take care of the planet. Yes. Is this what Mitt Romney is saying or not? I have no idea."
" Do you have to go any farther than Romneycare? No, you don't. We've been trying to say, well, yeah, it's going to be hard for him and then he does this dumb thing over the weekend. Wake up! Either you're a conservative now or you're not. Which is it, Mitt? Which is it? And he's still walking that fine line," Pat said.
Just five minutes into the radio, Glenn was begging someone to name a good candidate. "Because I might just take some hemp and start fashioning a rope to hang myself. Name them," Glenn joked.
"His name kind of sound -- it reminds me of polenta which I like, you know. My wife makes a mean polenta. So, I could go for Tim Polenta. I would be, like, Okay, that sound good. Is he going to give us food, yummy from the oven? Tuscany sounds good. So, yeah, I can go for that but then it also sounds like placenta and that's not good. So, I'm back to where I was at the beginning. He could be either good or bad and I don't know which one," Glenn joked.
"I had this weird vision this weekend that Newt Gingrich was this election's John McCain where he's, like -- he's a big name and then completely invisible for, like, six months and then all of the sudden -," Stu said.
Glenn thinks the media will tear her apart and we'll all be stuck defending her rather than hearing her debating the issues. "You think what they do to Sarah Palin is bad? Oh, my gosh. Wait until Michelle Bachmann wins in Iowa. Wait until she wins in Iowa," he said.
Before this goes any further, all of these candidates should declare with 'certitude' they don't have any pictures of themselves in their underwear.