January 21, 2012 8 Comments
We all know how Gingrich got there: Offense is the best defense. Just ask John King. A man who will fight (even verbally) for Americans will find support from those Americans.
What exactly is Romney’s problem?
To start with; he’s very much the establishment candidate and the people do not find the establishment to be congruent with our needs and desires. That’s a pretty mild statement of the case. What a lot of us believe is that the establishment would rather lose to Obama than a conservative.
Bain Capital. Romney got rich. Yay, good for him, most of us don’t have any problem with that, that’s part of what made America great. (If done legally). Why does Romney seem to be embarrassed about it? He was apparently a good business man, so what’s the problem, he made money for his company and that’s the mission. He also created some (pick your own number here) jobs and that’s good, too.
He made enough money that he lives off his investments so he presumably pays about 15% capital gains tax as opposed to earned income (That’s a leftist term in there, by the way, having enough money to invest, doesn’t make your income from it unearned, any more than the pittance you get from Social Security is unearned. It’s earned the good old capitalist way, by investing wisely.) Again good for him. There shouldn’t be any capital gains tax, that money was already taxed as income but, that’s a battle for another day. He seems to be embarrassed about this too. Why? Release your tax returns or don’t, hardly anybody is going to understand them anyway. Indecisiveness and stalling is not what we need in our President right now (actually anytime). If we wanted a Ditherer-in-Chief we’d vote for Obama.
Character Counts: Willard has been on every side of every issue at some time. None of us were born thinking exactly the way we do now. We learn. The old chestnut is true “If you’re not under 30 and not a liberal, you have no heart; If your over 30 and not a conservative, you have no brain.” As we trek through life, we learn things. Things that work. Things that don’t work. Witness Gingrich, he acted as a cad most of his life, repented and seems to be trying to do the right thing, we respect that.
Running around telling people what you (or your advisers) think they want to hear isn’t good politics, it’s prostitution. Maybe it used to work sometimes but, were paying attention this year, and you can’t hide behind the so-called media anymore.
Reference the media, they may love you now, Willard, but they’re fickle lovers, if you got the nomination, they’d desert you in a New York minute. You’re the girl that’s available, Obama’s the girl they love. Ask John McCain.
Romney-care: He must be really proud of this illegal socialistic monstrosity. Here we have a candidate that has flip-flopped on every issue, except the one that means he cannot win the nomination, and if he did could not win against Obama. The thing is, Romney-care tells us as nothing else could that Romney is just another progressive that knows better than we do what is good for us. That’s my parent’s role, not my government’s. Let me make and pay for my own mistakes.
I know he carries some baggage that I’d like him to explain from the end of his time in the Senate. But overall, I like him and like him a lot. He talks about things I care about; America, people who work for a living, respect for tradition, the Constitutions, Life, Hunting, and other things. I supported Perry, as most know, now I support Santorum. But to make it happen he better get it together for a long campaign haul. I have doubts that he can do it. We’ll see.
Crazy Uncle Ron needs to study history. I’ve said all I’m going to about him.
So, far we have three primaries and three winners, I like it this way. the longer we can keep the Democrats and media (but I repeat myself) off-balance, the better. I could even live with a brokered convention.
On to Florida
- The South Carolina primary – It’s not about who comes 1st, it is about who comes 3rd. (worldviewtonight.wordpress.com)