Jon Carroll is right. Why anybody in their right mind would want to be President of this country right now is quite beyond my understanding. There's a right mess to be cleaned up, and we know going in that whatever man, woman, or beast is President, he/she/it is destined to really screw up because what's broken is really broken.
I would rather that person be a Republican than anyone else. Is that dreadfully petty of me?
I'm also really bummed that Newt isn't running for Prez, because I would like to see a candidate up there who would say whatever he damned well pleased, and screw your opinions on it. Contract on America and all that.
So, I'm out of the closet now. I'd vote for Newt in 2008 and Al, Jr. in 2012.