Now that [mc_name name=’Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’M001165′ ] has dropped out of the Speaker’s race, we are left at the same place we were the day before [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ] dropped out. We have a House in disarray. Conservatives want a force to be reckoned with, especially where the Senate is concerned. Everybody wants someone who understands enough about rules and procedures to move bills. And everybody wants someone who will shoot straight with them.
Maybe that person is [mc_name name=’Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’C001076′ ] or [mc_name name=’Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’W000806′ ]. But, maybe not. Boehner has already said he will stay on until a successor is named. I personally believe whoever gets the seat has to be strong enough to not only wrangle the House into a cohesive unit, but also be strong enough to stand up to [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ], and by extension, [mc_name name=’Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000146′ ].
Right now, more names are being floated. This one makes mention of Mitt Romney. Well, if we’re going to float names I will throw Fred Dalton Thompson into the mix. He has enough inside knowledge on how to move bills but he’s not been in the day to day quagmire like the current crop in quite awhile. And its not like he would constantly have to look over his shoulder to see if anybody was trying to take him out.
So, consider this the wide open “Well, who do you want for speaker,” diary. C’mon cough up some names before all the good ones are taken.