I anticipated a decent amount of political experience but was surprised to find even more political experience than expected. Even when we need a change of course experience is a valuable commodity.
I wanted Lawrence Lessig to be a viable candidate but I can’t let hope override the facts.
Ted’s values centered approach and his open “judge me based on my past actions” attitude make him a candidate deserving of consideration.
I went into this with no opinion of George Pataki but I conclude that as a candidate he is simply a placeholder in case the voters reject all the candidates who are really trying to win the nomination.
In the end I’ve concluded that Bernie Sanders is like Dennis Kucinich or Ron Paul – a legitimate candidate who swings for the fences and excites a portion of the electorate but whose vision voters should take with a grain of salt even if they support him.
When surrounded by more flamboyant candidates it’s easy to forget the depth and breadth of experience that Rick Santorum brings to the table as a candidate.