Over at Slapstick Politics, El Presidente provides a brief digest of Colorado conservative blogosphere voices on the Presidential race.
My opinions are well known by readers here, but I was a little befuddled to read the order of candidate preference from my friend Clay Calhoun, who blessedly appears to have returned from a long exile. In particular, I’m pleased to see he allies first with Fred Dalton Thompson, but for the life of me can’t figure out why the Huckster comes in second. I can understand the skepticism about McCain and Giuliani and Ron Paul, but can’t quite understand the seemingly knee-jerk antipathy for Mitt Romney:
No thank you very much. I will vote for a Democrat before I will vote for Mitt Romney. End of discussion.
Well, I’d like to hope it’s not the end of the discussion. Clay, I’m curious to know why such strong feelings against Romney? Is it an anti-Hugh reaction, as the radio host has been shilling for the former Massachusetts governor almost unceasingly? I can certainly sympathize with that.
And why, as a fellow graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies, or a believer in a robust foreign policy, would you support Mike Huckabee? If this weren’t such an important debate we were all having in the conservative movement, I wouldn’t bother. But I’m curious to know these things.