Key GOP Blogger Endorses 'Sweet Meteor of Death' Erick Erickson says all the GOP candidates are terrible By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Feb 7, 2012 10:26 AM CST 37 comments Comments Erick Erickson prefers this guy to Mitt Romney. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – RedState.com editor Erick Erickson has finally endorsed a presidential candidate: The Sweet Meteor of Death, a joke candidate put forward by political blog Ace of Spades HQ. "You could presume that being a conservative of course I would choose something like a great fireball coming from the sky annihilating us all because women and minorities are hardest hit," Erickson quipped on his radio show. But no, the real reason is simply that he can't stand the current field. "I've decided a pox on all their houses, they're all terrible," the influential blogger said. "I feel like a man without a country." Erickson has been a vocal Mitt Romney critic, so many had expected him to throw his weight behind Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum, the Hill reports. But in a blog post, Erickson explained that he doubts either can beat President Obama, so he wants to see a brokered convention. "I hold out hope that someone or some meteor saves us from ourselves."