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The Ultimate Outsider For President: David Petraeus

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The Man Who Would Be President?

With the rampant disgust voters have with our current crop of politicians and wannabes, who should they look for as a fresh face on the scene? Even Palin is starting to look like old schtick, voters and tea party supporters are starting to look around and say, who will take the lead?

Some are saying David Petraeus is the man for the day. Many times in our history we have looked to men who have served with distinction in the military to lead us in Washington. To name a few:
George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, Ulysse S Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight David Eisenhower.

From the Telegraph:

Many voters yearn for an outsider, someone with authenticity, integrity and proven accomplishment. Someone who has not spent their life plotting how to ascend the greasy pole, adjusting every utterance for maximum political advantage.
In this toxic climate, perhaps the only public institution that has increased in prestige in recent years is the American military. Its officers are looked upon, as General George Patton once noted, as “the modern representatives of the demi-gods and heroes of antiquity”.

Toxic climate indeed and no better an analogy than a “greasy pole”. Someone once said that politics is like hollywood for ugly people. Well, the greasy pole is a competition for those whose only advantage is that they are what I call “sfaciamo” or no faced, meaning they can have any number of faces. Call it multiplicitous as to only duplicitous. As they say, we reap what we sow.

So, does David have a chance? Would he run? Does the Tea Party (The Ersatz GOP, or is it the other way around?) want him?

We could do a lot worse, and we have.

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Written by James Lagnese

April 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm