Reassessment from a non-Romney perspective
I’ve been an interested observer of presidential elections for most of my life. As a teenager I laid in bed with an AM radio pressed to my ear listening to the Kansas City Republican Convention as the roll was called and Ronald Reagan narrowly lost to Jerry Ford. The most important words in that paragraph are the last seven: “Ronald Reagan narrowly lost to Jerry | Read More »
Party of Whiners
That is what we have become, the Grand Old Whining Party. Just about all of us have grumbled at one time or another about the candidates we have running this cycle. What a bunch of malcontents we are. Imagine if you were Chairman of the Board of a huge company whose current president had nearly destroyed your ability to compete and survive. Imagine too that | Read More »
If Salvador Dali had been a pundit….
He might have written something like this awesome diary by “abierubin” . Some of my favorite lines: “Doing what’s right may at first cause some confusion to those who know the individual since they aren’t privy to all the details. ” “Since increased exposure on the battlefield at a time when the enemy is invisible and unknown has been proven to do more harm | Read More »
Chris Christie shouldn’t emulate Woodrow Wilson
In just a few hours Gov. Christie will apparently make an announcement that he is running for president, or for the umpteenth time that he absolutely is NOT running for president. My prediction is that he will not run. My reasons are as follows: 1. Christie is not a power mad egotist. He has young children and is on the record expressing concern for them | Read More »
A Time for Choosing
Forty-seven years ago Ronald Reagan, then 53 years old and likely at the height of his intrinsic abilities, gave a speech that resonates as relevantly today as it did when the Beatles ruled the music charts. <embed id=VideoPlayback src=http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-1777069922535499977&hl=en&fs=true style=width:400px;height:326px allowFullScreen=true allowScriptAccess=always type=application/x-shockwave-flash> </embed> When you realize it was four presidential terms and 16 years before the man speaking above was sent to the White | Read More »
Rick Perry is not a friend of mine.
I don’t know Rick Perry, he’s not a friend of mine and from what I’ve observed of him he’s no Ronald Reagan. But I think conservatives who are so crashingly disappointed in Perry today really need to chill out and gain some historic perspective. The wails of anguish emanating from various conservatives today is disconcerting for many reasons but primarily because I fear there is | Read More »
Rick Perry on Israel
Rick Perry gave an important talk this morning in New York City on the current attempt by radical Islam to subjugate Israel, in this case via use of the United Nations. Gov. Perry did an outstanding job of laying the blame for the current mess at the clay feet of Barack Obama and his rose-colored glasses foreign policy. The two paragraphs below sum up the | Read More »
Sarah Palin and me.
My first detailed knowledge of Sarah Palin was in early 2008 when she started appearing on some lists as a possible VP choice. Through the Summer of that year I read much about her and greatly admired what I learned. When John McCain made her his running mate I was nothing short of ecstatic. In fact as a response to her selection, that very day | Read More »
I now believe that whomever the GOP nominates next year, they will be elected president. Three weeks ago I wrote: Our economy is sinking. It will get worse between now and next November. Joblessness is rising and will continue to rise and I think it likely that the unemployment rate will reach the teens before it starts to get better. Nothing I’ve seen recently has | Read More »
2012: Destruction or Resurrection?
The 2012 presidential election will be the most important in our life time and I believe in the nation’s history. In the past we have had the choice between good and bad, good and better, and bad and worse. In 2012 we will choose between destruction and resurrection. Barack Obama is the least qualified man to ever hold the office of President of The United | Read More »