As a political junkie, I’ve been following the Republican Presidential nomination process for about half a year now. It has been interesting to watch the non-Romney’s rise and fall in the polls. Personally if I had to pick a candidate according to his credentials and not his campaign, Rick Perry would be my choice. On paper his achievements look great as he is a strong social and fiscal conservative. However, his place on the bottom of the polls and his many gaffes on the campaign, most recently his attacks on Romney for Bain, means I am no longer a supporter. Perry needs to wake up and realize he is going nowhere and endorse Santorum as the non-Romney in order to have a strong social conservative as nominee. If I had to vote in South Carolina on Saturday, I would probably vote for Rick Santorum, a candidate very strong on social issues. Even though Santorum won’t end up the nominee, as a political junkie I would like the race to go on and not end in SC. A Romney-Santorum battle would be very interesting to watch. Ron Paul, despite his strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, is not a serious candidate and seems to be running just to annoy Republicans. Newt Gingrich, the man who’s had three wives, is the candidate I dislike the most. The more I learn about him, the more I dislike him. If the contest ends up being him and Romney after South Carolina, I will wholeheartedly support Romney, the man, who I predict, will be president-elect in a year.
As a Canadian my support and opinion doesn’t matter in the least, but I still like to follow American politics, which will end up impacting Canada in the long run.