Many Republicans have spent most of this year complaining about the existing field of GOP presidential candidates and imploring a savior to jump into the race. Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Mitch Daniels and lately Rick Perry have been the focus of the hopes and prayers of anxious Republicans. But today the question must be asked: How many of you were waiting for Thaddeus McCotter?
The Michigan congressman is set to file paperwork today for a presidential run few anticipated. It is a wide-open field, and it is understandable why anyone with the presidential bug might give it a try. But while the other candidates have their own problems, it would be difficult to imagine a Republican with less national name recognition than McCotter.
It’s not clear how or why McCotter thinks he can win. But he does have one factor going for him. The hottest conservative media figure in the country likes him. According to Politico, Andrew Breitbart gushed about a potential McCotter candidacy in May, calling him “blunt, sarcastic, pop-culture-savvy, constitutionally sound and an authentic voice.”
Until we learn more about him, I guess we’ll have to take Breitbart’s word for it.