TLP: Seems Like Child Abuse
This is what happens when mothers tell their children that they can grow up to be president: too many children believe it and, too often, the wrong ones remember it when they grow up.
Remember Judge Roy Moore? He was the Alabama Supreme Court chief justice removed from office over the Ten Commandments monument he erected outside the state courthouse. Now, he’s about to jump into the presidential election in Iowa, GOP officials say.And let's not forget Haley Barbour, the former lobbyist and Republican national chairman turned Mississippi governor, or real estate and television curiosity Donald Trump.
Eight years after a state panel removed him from the bench over the commandments spat, and five years after he lost in the Republican primary in the Alabama governor’s race, the 64-year-old judge is preparing to launch a presidential exploratory committee and enter the Iowa fray, according to multiple Iowa GOP officials.
Judge Moore’s entry in Iowa will only intensify the feverish competition among GOP hopefuls for the state’s large bloc of evangelical voters. Unlike in 2008, when former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and then-Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback built their campaigns largely on appeals to social conservatives, no fewer than five contenders look set this time to try to win social conservatives.
The pack this time is likely to include former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain. Judge Moore could bring the field to six, causing some analysts here to predict that the social conservative bloc could be splintered, opening the way for a more middle-of-the-road GOP contender, such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Don't Republican mothers know some other fairy tale?