Through the coming year I will be commenting on the American campaigns for the Presidency . Let’s start with just a little info on the candidates:
Barak Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu Hawai`i at 7:24 p.m. It’s on one of the most publicized and best documented birth certificates in human history. Let. It. Go!
As an incumbent unopposed in his party he will hold back and be presidential hoping the Republicans savage each other. While Obama has strong negatives and seems to have an uphill struggle he is a better campaigner than an executive and will be in his milieu when he does come out swinging. His faults are well known. His opponents’ will become much more obvious. The playing field between the two parties will even out through 2012.
Michele Bachmann was born on April 6, 1956 in Waterloo, Iowa she told a reporter she was born at 12:08 but neglected to say AM or PM. Astrological consensus is AM. She’s a fierce campaigner and as the only woman stands out in a crowd. Being such an intellectual lightweight may not be a handicap in the party of GWB, but with her hypocrisy on government subsidies and the gayest husband in the world…. I mean, if Bachmann can marry her homosexual boyfriend why can’t I marry mine? Standing next to her even Herman Cain commands a bit more gravitas.
Herman Cain was born on December 13, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee. The time is unknown, but do we care any more?
Newt Gingrich was born on June 17, 1943 in Harrisburg, PA, supposedly at 11:45 PM but although this is the best information available it is considered “Dirty Data” – not reliable. Hmm… dirty and unreliable… kind of like his track record on marriage. Can the “family values” people really get behind this serial adulterer? Oh, well, if Rudi Giuliani, who had gay roommates and liked to go in drag, could get an endorsement from Pat Robertson….
Jon Huntsman was born on March 26, 1960 at 11:58 a.m. in Redwood City, California. Info from his birth certificate. He’s Mitt Romney without the backing, bucks, or charisma. Why is he running?
Ron Paul was born on August 20, 1935 in Pittsburgh, PA, time unknown.
Rick Perry was born on March 4, 1950 at 10:40 a.m. in Haskell Texas. The time is reportedly given over the phone from a county clerk to astrologer Raul Davila. Despite some missteps during the last Mercury retrograde he’s looking strong enough to recover and build a strong campaign.
Mitt Romney: March 12, 1947 9:51 a.m. in Detroit MI. Astrologer Frances McAvoy got the time directly from Mr. Romney himself. Note that Perry and Romney have birthdays and times rather close to each other. We’ll see some important similarities in their charts.
Last, and probably least, Rick Santorum was born on May 10, 1958 in Winchester VA, time unknown. His name has been turned into a very nasty joke, he looks like Alfalfa from “Our Gang” having joined a Nazi jungbund, and even the radical right doesn’t take him seriously as a contender.
With eight candidates it is very likely that nobody will clinch the nomination before the convention. Along with 2 or 3 strong front-runners the lesser candidates will probably try to make themselves kingmakers hoping to get a good deal for the votes they can offer to get the big guys over the top. With this dynamic even Santorum and Huntsman may have a role to play at the convention. Unlike most of the others, though, Huntsman is more principled and pragmatic than ideologically driven. It seems a foregone conclusion that at some point he’ll drop out and give his votes to Romney. Still, it’s never over until it’s over. Jon could surprise us.
At the outset it seems pretty obvious that Romney will go into the convention as “the Moderate” who can grab Democratic votes, Paul as the Libertarian, and Perry and/or Gingrich holding the banner for “traditional” conservatives. Trailing behind will be Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman (and Cain?) working hard to pull whatever strings they can.
But watching them get there, setting the stage for the big battle will be the fun for the next few months. Stay tuned.