Some of our leading commentators have already begun to register their preferences, and, so far, the camel is in the lead.
Glenn Reynolds, January 20, 2011:
PROFESSOR BAINBRIDGE is not enthused with the Republican field. Well, based on the past two years Iâ€™d vote for a syphilitic camel if he ran against Obama. But Iâ€™d rather not have to. But remember, itâ€™s early yet â€” at this point in the previous cycle, it looked like it was going to be Hillary vs. Rudy. And Barack Obama was just a nice young man whoâ€™d given a speech at the convention.
Glenn Reynolds, March 5, 2011
GEORGE WILL IS not so hot on Huckabee, Gingrich. I would vote for a syphilitic camel over Barack Obama in 2012, so therefore I would even vote for Huckabee or Gingrich. But I might try to talk the camel into running one more time.
I voted for John McCain, whom I despise slightly more than Huckabee and Gingrich, in 2008 myself, but that syphilitic camel had better take care to choose a good running mate. Without Palin on the ticket, I might very well have written in Donald Duck.
Fortunately for the camel, the ideal Republican VP choice is very obvious: Marco Rubio.