Lim’s Political Analysis in Faster Times

Elvin Lim, associate professor of government, provided a political analysis on “Why Republicans Can’t Find their Candidate” in the Nov. 10 Faster Times. He discusses politicians Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin.

“It is far from clear, then, that 2012 will be a Republican year,” he writes.”Conservatives have yet to explain away a fundamental puzzle: if government is so unnecessary, so inefficient, and so corrupt, why seek an office in it? This is possibly why the very brightest and savviest would-be candidates are in Wall Street, and can’t be bothered with an address change to Pennsylvania Avenue. Except Rick Perry and Herman Cain, of course.”

The article is online here.