It's always good when the AP is chasing after the wisdom of PP&B like so many lemmings rushing to their destiny.
In case you haven't heard, a good GOP candidate is somewhat difficult to locate. Now, we here at Political Pork & Beans, your only real source of news, wouldn't toot our own horns on this, though we were the first media outlet, ever, to point this out.
The above linked story goes through a quick run down: Mitt Romney, made a health care plan that Barack Obama essentially plagiarized. Newt Gingrich, likes to sleep around. Tim Pawlenty, a secret tree hugger.
We'd like to add our own: Ron Paul, crazy old man. Sarah Palin, is Sarah Palin.
The Republicans need a foolproof plan, emphasis on the fool, to get Obama out of the White House. Here's what we, free of charge, suggest:
Eliminate opposition - the bruising, even crippling, primary days must become a thing of the past. A slew of GOP candidates in all out warfare against each other for the next 1 1/2 years is not the way to win the presidency. A clear front runner must somehow get very powerful candidates to step aside and endorse him or her immediately.
Grass roots organization - stop the talk about being grass roots and actually make it a reality. Can the GOP nominee capitalize on the tea party movement, or will the nascent organization give the GOP the finger when it comes time to put up or shut up? Regardless, get 'em on your mailing lists and start sending out dunning letters now.
Have a boat load of cash - Obama's got a great Scrooge McDuck impersonation going on, and the Republicans need to catch up. How do you raise enough cash to fight the Obama machine? Easy. Start smearing Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and anyone resembling a Democrat right now. If you want the White House, you can't be above petty, nonsensical lies. The crazy needs to get turned up to 11. All talk to bipartisanship needs to be stopped. Democrats must be demonized.
Stay tuned for more instructions.