When this process first got started I had some pretty high hopes for Rick Perry, and then when he flamed out, I must admit, I became somewhat infatuated with ‘The Donald’.  And while it’s true he’s an outsider who has not yet been tainted by having spent much time within the beltway, I must admit that with the passage of time the bloom has now, to some degree, come off the rose.  And with his mention of a ‘Deportation Force’ I think he continues to detract from his potential as a serious candidate.

And while I am not a fan of Chris Christie, his idea of fining employers who knowingly hire those in this country illegally makes much more sense.  I mean, why is it that we cannot simply enforce those immigration laws that are already on the books?  If we simply make it too difficult for those here illegally to find meaningful employment, most, but likely not all, will go back to where they came from.  But obviously, as long as Barry “Almighty” is in the White House, and if Hiterly gets elected, that ain’t gonna happen.

And I will also let it be known that I not only voted for Marco Rubio for Senator, but I also gave his campaign some money.  My only excuse being that it was more out of not wanting Charlie Crist than actually wanting Rubio.  And of course it didn’t take long for Senator Rubio to show his true colors once he arrived in Washington, as he was only too happy to ally himself with Chuck Schumer as part of the “Gang of Eight.”  And he can still be heard pushing those very same policies that this ‘gang’ came up with.

And then of course we have the blatant immigration panderers, Bush and Kasich, aka the Dupp boys, Dick and Jack.  I think we can all agree that neither of these fellas is the least bit interested in addressing our illegal immigration problem in any meaningful way.  Their solution to the problem is to simply wave their magic wand and to allow those here illegally to stay.  Presto, we have millions of new Democrats!  Now how much sense does that make?  These two just come across as rather desperate.

And now to Dr. Carson, who I respect as being a genuinely good man.  But try as I might, I simply don’t see him as president.  While he is the near perfect role model, and very clearly demonstrates just what is possible to achieve because of the opportunities this country provides to its citizens, regardless of how left laments the unfairness of ‘the system’, I fear that he may not be up to the task of dealing with the problems this country now faces, and on nearly every front, after eight years of Barry.

Which, I guess, brings me to Senator Ted Cruz.  Now granted, like Barry, his too is a one term senator.  But to be honest, I think that that is where the similarities between these two men end, and rather abruptly.  And while some may call me a bit naïve for perhaps being a little too quick to start singing his praises, as the process moves along I’ve seen Cruz move closer and closer to the top.  And while we can all agree that there is no such thing as the ‘prefect’ candidate, to me Cruz is quite acceptable.

In conclusion I’d like to mention something that I recently read about. There is currently some talk among, I guess, those who comprise the RINO faction of the party about the possibility of drafting Mitt Romney.  While this may make sense to some inside the beltway, to those of us out here in the real world it’s nothing short of ludicrous.  It would seem that the preference amongst these RINOs would be to have Hitlery win instead of a conservative.  I will say this just once, if Romney is our nominee I will stay home!