Is anyone besides me dismayed by the low quality of many of the presidential candidates? Our president is the most powerful person in the world. Shouldn’t the candidates for that office be the best and brightest our nation has to offer? But look what we have. On the Democrat side, John Edwards is filled with resentment toward those who succeed in our capitalist economy. If it were up to him, every need would be filled by government, no questions asked. Concepts like desert and responsibility mean nothing to him. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are so caught up in sex and race (respectively) that they couldn’t possibly govern properly. Clinton is a woman first and an American second. Obama is an African American first and an American second. On the Republican side, John McCain is an arrogant goon; Rudy Giuliani is one-dimensional; Ron Paul is┬ánuts; and Mike Huckabee is a conspiracy-mongering, smooth-talking┬ápreacher boy. The only candidates who don’t fill me with dismay (or fear) are Fred Thompson (my first choice) and Mitt Romney (my second). Here is Michelle Malkin’s post about Huckabee. Gives you the creeps, doesn’t it?

Addendum: My friend Peg thinks I demand too much.