Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Dear Iowa: Vote “none of the above”

Written By: Bob - Dec• 29•11

The first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus is just days away, and Iowans will have the choice of choosing from the following candidates:

  • a double-talking insincere northeast liberal who created the model for Obamacare
  • a gruff, gaffe-generator former Speaker with tremendous personal and political baggage
  • a successful current governor torpedoing his campaign with gaffes and pandering
  • an aging conspiracy theorist and isolationist with a history of bigotry
  • a serially unfunny an unserious former western state governor and Obama employee
  • a conspiracy theorist who seems to think foster care is preparation for the Presidency
  • a former Senator blown out of his last race in his home state

Did I miss anyone?

The simple fact of the matter is that this freak show slate of candidates does not boast a single candidate of Presidential stature or vision.

Tell me,  Iowans: Do you want to give a leg-up to the next loser? Or do you want to make a real statement?

I cannot think of a better time or way to reject the entire Republican slate of candidates than by writing in “none of the above” for the GOP nomination for President. Some are already nominating other candidates. I would argue that a much stronger message would be sent with a simple rejection of all of our current available choices.

We deserve better than this as a nation.

Write in “none of the above.”

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  1. Russ says:

    Whenever I begin to think Iowa might matter, I remember that in 2008 they gave the win to Huckabee.

    As goes Iowa, so goes… Iowa.

  2. Steve in TN says:

    It’s a caucus. Can they vote none of the above?

  3. MikeM_inMD says:

    Okay, I admit I have not followed the candidates very closely because no one seems to inspire me in any way, shape, or form. However, I do follow the news somewhat and can recognize the first four as Romney, Gingrich, Perry, and Paul (the GOP version of Jerry Brown), but I can’t keep straight who’s who of the last three in your list (although the last one sounds like Santorum). Care to clue me in, Bob?

  4. Alan Kellogg says:

    With the possible exception of Washington, I suspect anybody was viewed as presidential at the start of his (or her) campaign.