We all know Jim Bob has a history in politics. Here's an interesting thought: Could Jim Bob make a run for the White House? I doubt he'd make a successful run, but it sure would be interesting to watch the race. While he does have a lot of fans out there and many people think he's an all around "nice guy" I don't see him as Presidential material--do you?
Do we elect a man to the oval office in this century who doesn't have a college degree? He didn't get elected to his own state's Senate seat.
Do we elect a man to the oval office who is that conservative? We've had conservative Presidents before, that's nothing new, but not THAT conservative. I don't think he'd be able to seriously handle conversations with governments, or even people from other religious backgrounds. Could he? Would he seriously be able to seperate church and state? Frankly I don't think he could.
As far as I know, he hasn't been out of the country, other than the trips to El Salvador--has he been to Europe? Asia? the Middle East? How can a President be taken seriously by other world leaders if he hasn't traveled the world?
Would he have the stones to send our country to war? I'm sure as a Republican he supports our troops and was behind Bush when he started the war we're in now, but if it were up to him, would he be able to make that call? Is he that strong? I only say this because he's never served in the military--granted we've had (and have) leaders that haven't served before, but those Presidents also weren't very eager to go to war either--Clinton's big war claim to fame was the Yugoslavia which isn't Yugoslavia anymore event and the other Balkans and he wasn't keen on the idea of being there. Our current leader is doing his best to undo the war we're in, not start new ones. While I'm not trying to make a political debate or discuss current or past Presidents....I'm just trying to point out that military service is usually brought up during a Presidential campaign.
Now...there are some upsides...he is a great financial manager. I have no doubt that given some time and some ability to lead, he could probably get the budget cut down to something managable. We could even get it balanced. And Michelle would put the word Lady back in First Lady. She is the epitomy of the word lady.
Some downsides, do we want the White House to be thrashed by 18 Duggar kids running amok in an historical building? Can you imagine the Secret Service nightmare of them going anywhere? Would they still want to be on TV? What would happen to Josh and Anna?
He could run as a VP with Sarah Palin. They'd make a great pair. You know I love the Duggars, but you also know I wouldn't vote for him. :)