A friend of mine, remonstrating with me for my obsessive picking over the GOP presidential field, recently reminded me to put not my faith in princes, but only in the Lord. And listen, if the Lord were running, I would be first in line at the booth, so help me. But until that time, I can't stop wondering: who can topple Barack the Giant Osama Killer before he goes on to kill the economy and the Constitution as well?
Now I'm suddenly hearing the name of Michigan congressman Thaddeus McCotter. This may be because he has a book out, or possibly it started with a recent column by the lovable SE Cupp in The Daily News. SE dubbed him the Guitar Hero because he plays in a garage band - and since then, the McCotter idea seems to be making the rounds.
I know Thaddeus a bit and like him muchly. And in fact, I've greeted him once or twice with, "Hi, Thaddeus, run for president!" Here's SE's description:
He is unflinchingly conservative, an unapologetic defender of American exceptionalism and the war on terror; he prizes good works over big promises. He was one of 59 Republicans who voted against House Speaker John Boehner's last-minute budget deal with Democrats, making him a favorite among Tea Party voters.
He championed the Iraq surge and hammered Obama for ignoring Iran's Green Revolution, before either were popular arguments. And unlike so many Republican alarmists, he believes the ingenuity and faith of the American people assure that our best days are ahead of us.
He's also quirky and cool and funny and makes a great guest on Red Eye. Anyone else have an opinion on this?