The Ideal Republican Pres. Candidate: Vladimir Putin
A commenter at WaPo named Budo has come up with the perfect solution for all the Republicans miserable at their choice of candidates. They are longing to be able to vote for Vladimir Putin! It makes perfect sense. Did you know that he’s even a born-again Christian?
“He’s the complete GOP package: Strong, patriotic, clean-living, rich, conservative, born-again Christian, loves his wife, anti-gay, law-and-order, drill-baby-drill, pro-military spending, personal experience of enhanced interrogations, openly contemptuous of media, hates academia, kills Muslims, decisive at 3AM (just ask Saakashvili), breaks men with his bare hands (karate black belt!), really kills a lot of Muslims. And did I mention all the dead Muslims?
Face it, Republicans, Putin is your man. He’s what you’re pining for. He’s the character that Ronald Reagan was trying to play. He’s everything you aspire to. He would slap Romney and Gingrich around using only his pinkies. If he were a US citizen running in the Republican primary, he’d be polling about 9000%. Your existing miserable candidates would be nothing but unsightly goo beneath his feet.”
He even looks great with his shirt off! He’s so the obvious choice. Indeed, he may be what Sarah Palin was looking for when she gazed toward Russia from her home state.