Time to Make a Choice
Some of us saw the future in the likes of Fred, Rudy and Duncan Hunter.
Fred, the most Reagan-like, started too slow and couldn't gain any traction. By the time he got his stride, the parade had passed him.
Rudy spoke too frequently on his past and not enough on the future. Reading between the lines, one could arguably say Rudy only wanted the nomination to face Shrillary head-on and, if successful, wreak a personal vengeance on al-Qaeda 9/11.
Duncan,..well, the media chose to pay more attention on the bigger voices and his ideas were ignored.
And so we are left with these:
We live in a country that paradoxically was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, but is Constitutionally prevented from forming a theocracy. Many times, Huckabee's ideas sound more like they are coming from Huckabee-the-Baptist-minister and less like Huckabee-the-governor. As a strict Constitutionalist, I can't abide with that kind of thinking.
He's old. Yes, get used to hearing that from the Clinton war machine ad nauseum if he gets the nod. It wasn't an issue with Reagan, but this is the Clintons we're talking about, so the rules are out the door.
I also have serious issue with some of his allegiances. Whether is was the McCain-Feingold Bill, which stifled free speech, or his Gang of Fourteen venture, McCain has repeatedly worked counter to the Republican Party.
McCain would have us keep our Southern border open to every illegal and grant them amnesty when they arrive. He does this all in the name of the economy, yet McCain freely admits he is weak on driving the economy.
Make no mistake, John McCain is a war hero who endured a nightmare no one should ever experience, and for that I'll support him for the rest of his life, but a vote for McCain now is another vote for Hillary.
I've chosen to support Mitt for several reasons.
First, for the past thirty-plus years, America has indicated a tendency to vote for governors, rather than legislators. Whether is was Carter, Reagan, Clinton, or Bush 43, America seems, for better or worse, best served by chief executives, rather than those who make self-serving legislation.
Second, Romney is a businessman, and a successful one. America needs to continue to be run more as a business (a service economy to the nth degree) than a benevolent master (the Clintonian socialist Utopia of her "Village). Goods and services are created only to meet the need of the the target market (America) and done within the limits of expenditure and affordability.
Finally, Mitt was executive director of the USOC during the Salt Lake Games of 2002. Getting the world to come to the United States is hard enough, but getting them here in the shadow of 9/11 and then persuading a supposedly non-partisan body to tastefully honor the departed of 9/11 was a massive undertaking of diplomatic legerdemain. And, the games finished under budget and on time, despite a local scandal.
As the last major campaign push, Super Tuesday, draws closer, consider Mitt Romney. For now, for the future, and for our security.