Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Republicans seeking the Republican Presidential Nomination:

From: the Rush Limbaugh radio show on 9/13/11

Read the complete answer.

Rick Perry, asked for his position on gun control, answered:

“I’m actually for gun control. USE BOTH HANDS!”

This is not my planned post for today. It is a reaction to the debate Monday night and the sound bites heard on Rush and Sean Hannity yesterday.

The Republican candidates and my position on their candidacy:

1) Mitt Romney:

I said from the beginning that I would NOT support anyone who ran in 2008. Therefore, Mitt Romney has been rejected from the beginning. However, even if he had not run in 2008, I would reject him out of hand. Mitt Romney is the John McCain of the 2012 election. He is the darling of the mass media unless he actually wins the Republican nomination. If he does, the mass media will immediately turn on him as they did John McCain. Barack Hussein Obama was the creation of the mass media. The mass media is NOT going to abandon him for ANY Republican! He is a RINO who supports the nonsense of man made global warming and gave Massachusetts an early example of Obamacare. He was in favor of MURDERING unborn babies until he was against it. I’m glad he has switched positions but there are a number of good candidates who can actually defeat President Obama who have consistently been opposed to the MURDER of unborn babies. His political claim to fame is as governor of Massachusetts—one of the most blue, most liberal States in the nation. Do you really believe he is a conservative? I DO NOT!!!

2) Herman Cain:

I like many of the ideas of Herman Cain. However, he has too many negatives to really be considered a serious candidate for the nomination. One is he has NO political experience. I don’t buy that a non-politician can actually govern a nation—particularly the United States at this time in history. What State is he from? I had to look it up. Did you?

I’m sorry, but I’ve been both an elected official and a businessman. A government simply does not operate like a business and can not be operated as a business. I looked it up, every President in our history has either been a government official and/or a high ranking military officer. Being a military officer is much closer to running a government than being a businessman who runs a business. Being a CEO, you speak and people do as you bid or they are history. Almost the exact opposite is true in government. The President speaks and everyone around him knows that he will be history in eight years or less!

3) Ron Paul:

Ron Paul is first and foremost a libertarian. A true libertarian does not oppose the MURDER of unborn babies—they agree with the left that it is a personal choice. NONSENSE!!! No one has the “right” to MURDER an unborn baby. He claims to oppose said MURDERS. However, once elected would he slip into his libertarian frame of mind. I’m not willing to take that chance. His position on the military is also unacceptable. And he wants to be our Commander in Chief? Monday night, he blamed the United States for 9/11 and was roundly booed. As he should have been. And he wants to be Commander in Chief? This is his last hurrah and it’s a good thing!

4) Jon Huntsman, Jr.:

Is similar to Mitt Romney without the power to raise money that Romney has. He supports the concept of man made global warming which is nonsense and actually believes the “slim to man” propaganda which has absolutely no REAL scientific basis. Fortunately, a majority of Americans know “slim to man” is a fraud even after being taught such lies in school. He also supports and therefore promotes homosexual behavior. If nominated, he won’t get my vote. Can you say John McCain in miniature?

5) Newt Gingrich:

I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again. Some good ideas but he will never get my vote. He TWICE broke his marriage vows. Enough said.
6) Michelle Bachmann:

Michelle Bachmann was on my list of the top three and even closer on my list for Vice President. NO more!!! Rick Perry admitted he made a mistake with the executive order for the cancer drug. Get over it Michelle. Unless you are perfect yourself! Are you? She’s history as far as I’m concerned. She’s off my V.P. list as well.

She has other problems: Little experience as a 3rd term member of the House of Representatives and has not demonstrated an ability to carry an entire State. Could she even carry the bluish State of Minnesota? Minnesota sends Keith Ellison to Congress! More importantly, will her name on the ballot help other Republicans to win? I have my doubts.

I have not decided who I will support yet. However, at the present time given the announced candidates, my choice is down to two. I’m discussing the two according to the alphabet not necessarily according to the level of support for each.

7) Rick Perry:

Love him or hate him, Rick Perry wins elections and raises a ton of money. He has won as a Democrat and as a Republican. I don’t fault him for being a Democrat, so was I. I don’t agree with all he has done but he is conservative enough. And he is conservative enough to win! Also, I think he will help other conservatives on the ballot throughout the nation. And quite frankly, we need to win in Texas and carry the South. What a powerful ticket a Rick Perry/Marco Rubio candidacy would be!!! Or, a Rick Perry/Allen West ticket would be!!!

8) Rick Santorum:

Rick Santorum is also a winner and a proven conservative. When the dusk has settled, he just might “sneak” in as the nominee. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in a heavily Democratic District defeating an incumbent. Not an easy task. He again defeated a Democratic incumbent in his first run for the Senate in Pennsylvania. After a second term, he was defeated in his bid for a third term in 2006 when a number of Republican Senators lost and the Democrats regained control of the Senate. Including the two Independents who caucus with the Democrats, there are 23 Democratic Senate seats up for reelection in 2012. Thus, Rick Santorum was not the only Republican Senator to lose and he lost in a State that tends to vote Democratic. If, as the Republican Presidential candidate, he can carry Pennsylvania, which I think he can, he would receive 21 electoral votes—the 5th largest total and now one more than Illinois since Illinois lost a Representative. He also should have an impact for conservatives in the region. A Santorum/Rubio ticket or a Santorum/West ticket may have an even greater impact nationwide than one with Rick Perry as the Presidential candidate since Perry is from the South as well as Rubio and West.

These are my general guidelines for who to support for the Presidential nomination:

1) Conservative—both on fiscal issues and more importantly on social, moral, value issues

2) Have won office Statewide with a proven, consistent conservative record

3) Someone who will appoint strict constructionists to all court positions

4) Preferably from a large Electoral College State

5) Someone who will have large coattails bringing in additional conservatives to both the House and the Senate

6) Someone who is ethical and has integrity

7) Someone who will win!!!

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” (Last sentence of the Declaration of Independence)

It is time, it’s past time to RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION!!!
It is time, it’s past time to RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION!!!
It is time, it’s past time to RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION!!!

It is time, it’s past time to OBEY THE CONSTITUTION!!!
It is time, it’s past time to OBEY THE CONSTITUTION!!!
It is time, it’s past time to OBEY THE CONSTITUTION!!!

It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!
It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!
It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!