I guess it's time for me to wade in the the Republican Presidential campaign. Not that I really am a Republican. I quite calling myself that years ago. I call myself a CCCC or 4C. All that stands for is Christian Constitutional Conservative Capitalist. I gave up on the Republicans after I gave up on the Independents after I gave up on Democrats which really wasn't a big deal in my world. The key is I haven't given up. I haven't given up on the United States of America which I believe many people have. Having a little experience of what it's like to live in a 3rd world country and having a son who is an Iraqi war veteran I would like to think that gives me a little creditability when I make the statement, "this is the best country in the world in which to live."
The big question that is facing America and the Republican party is not will BHO become a one term President? The big question is will more people who actually work for a living get off their arses and vote than the people who vote for a living. That is the real question! The secondary question is if they do that will they unite under on banner and vote against BHO and for America. Or, will they put their personal feelings first and split the Republican party which is the only way out of the BHO mess. I have not made up my mind yet but I have decided on whom I do not want as a candidate. This list includes but is not limited to:
Chris Christy, a couple of these guys are playing the ego game. Namely Trump, Huntsman, Paul and Christy. None of them stand a chance of beating BHO which it the name of the game yet they continue to try to garner headlines, fill their pocketbooks and garner headlines like they are viable candidates regardless of what they say.
It was bittersweet to see Michelle Bachmann drop out of the race as she appears to be a fine woman and a Conservative. She did do the right thing though as she accepted the facts and knew she would only disrupt the system if she continued. Mr. Huntsman should do the same thing, in my humble opinion of course.
Mr. Santorum certainly jumped up and was noticed this week. He is represented as a "true" Conservative but is noted for "pork barrel" money. I have a problem with that on one hand. Then he was elected to represent the state of Pennsylvania in the best manner he could. Federal money to Pennsylvania is a good thing..............if you live in Pennsylvania................and it's money from the other 49 states. He's for repealing Obamacare but I'm not sure of his plan. On his web site I like his "core spending principles" I didn't see anything that said Social Security would be touched or untouched. At my age that is a concern however, for my grandchildren it is a major concern they can't do anything about.
Mr. Gingrich according to darn near everyone appears to be the most intelligent of all the candidates. He has experience in Washington which will be needed to manipulate the maze the next President will need to navigate undoing Obamacare, regaining the American credibility overseas not only with our allies but with our enemies. America has always dealt from a position of strength not the cowardice and bowing shown by BHO. I like his "Day One Plan" Many of these issues are sorely needed and needed immediately. On the other hand Mr. Gingrich was a Washingtonian for many years. Is there a likelihood he will return to the old ways of politics. He has been out of Washington for a reasonable of time. As regards to his personal life. It's not a record to brag about. Then again to quote a very famous verse, "let those among you without sin cast the first stone".
I liked Herman Cain unfortunately he either was not squeaky clean as it seemed and foolish to think a 13 year affair would not be discovered. Or, and that's a big or it truly was too much pressure on his family and he put them first. I don't have the facts and I won't make a judgement. It reality just how much do we really know about any of these candidates? How much do we really know about our own neighbors once the door goes closed at night?
Mr. Romney, now there's an interesting man. Let's see. I am a billionaire and self made at that. Actually that is a good thing as he at least held a job outside of government and knows what hard work is. I was a Republican governor of a super liberal state. I was beat last time and I have been campaigning ever since. Hmmm. I raised taxes in my state, according to BHO my mandatory state health plan was the model for Obamacare, I supported woman's rights and not the rights of the unborn. All the liberal news organizations want me to be the Republican nominee.
My daddy had a saying that went something like "a leopard can't change its spots". That keeps coming to my mind. My daddy was a pretty smart man if I do say so myself. One other thing that is bothering me is who is supporting Mr. Romney, Let's see,
Former President G H W Bush
Former Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire
Former Sen. Mel Martinez
Sen. John McCain (Ariz.).
The list goes on and on. I would point out all of theses save Nikki Haley are old school Republicans. Several are out of office or you might say unelected. Former Senator Judd Gregg is another Nor eastern liberal who helped with the TARP program and we all know how well that worked out. A couple let's just say are no longer dealing with a full deck due to age or disease as much as I respect them and the service they gave to our country in their prime. So what's in it for them. Power people just plain and simple POWER.
This post is not meant to meant to endorse any specific candidate only to explain why Mr. Romney will not get my vote when the time comes for me to go to the voting booth. The last thing America needs is a RINO for President after BHO.
God Bless America,