With Rich Santorum and Newt Gingrich dropping out of the GOP primary it clears the way for Mitt Romney to become the GOP nominee. Mitt Romney was not my first choice as the GOP nominee but that doesn’t mean I won’t support him. I do have questions about how conservative he is because of his decisions as Governor of Massachusetts. He is the de facto Godfather of Obamacare by creating Romney care. I do not feel that these issues make me so uneasy that I could not support Romney for President against Obama. Let’s not forget that many including myself saw Romney as the conservative alternative to John McCain in 2008. While my preference would have been another candidate; now is the time as a party to come together and turn our attention to beating Barrack Obama in November.
Where does Romney’s strengths lay going forward against the President? In this economy, Mitt needs to focus on his business background. He needs to beat this point to death and challenge the President on this every chance he gets. The first time that Barrack Obama has ran anything that closely resembles a business is when he became President. Mitt should pounce on this and remind everyone how he made the Salt Lake City Olympics successful. He should reinforce how many jobs he created and much tax dollars he generated without raising taxes and how much his business contributed the benefit of the communities they were in (i.e. charities…etc.).
National Security is another key area where Governor Romney can beat President Obama. Obama has shown that he is going to try to exploit the fact that Bin Laden was killed during his time as Commander-in-Chief. Mitt can counter that by reminding everyone that it was President Bush’s policies that worked to make this happen. I would also recommend at strategy going forward that he will not use the military as political tool the way President Obama has done with Seal Team Six. This would hit home with many conservatives and show that unlike President Obama he will focus more on keep us safe rather than campaigning his during his entire presidency.
The final area I believe Mitt should concentrate on reminding voters on the huge difference between him and President Obama is for Supreme Court nominations. It is likely that during the next 4 years there could be 3-5 justices to leave the bench and the court would likely shift one way or the other during the next administration. It is important for Romney to remind voters and especially conservatives that are not enthused by his nomination that he would nominate those like Roberts, Alito, and Scalia rather than Obama who seeks ultra-liberals.
Let’s talk VP picks. I believe picking the correct running mate is more important now that it has ever been because of the 24-hr news cycle. The media is relentless covering politics and will dissect very thing possible about a VP choice, especially the GOP VP choice. It is important obviously that the VP choice is qualified and ready to become President if need be. Other qualifications that should be considered in this social media driven news cycle are:
- The ability to energize and mobilize voters, for Romney this is especially true of the conservative base.
- The ability to balance the ticket. Similar to what Gov. Palin did in 2008. She was able to motivate the conservatism to vote for McCain who has had the label of RINO associated with him for a number of years. If Palin had not been on the ticket McCain would have lost by a far wider margin than what he did.
While Senator Rob Portman has been rumored to be the VP nominee and he is someone that I feel is highly qualified for the position I do not feel he is the right choice this time. I feel that their are better candidates with similar qualities as Senator Portman but have the ability to connect and motivate conservatives. My recommendation would be either Congressman Paul Ryan, Governor Walker of Wisconsin, and Senator Marco Rubio. Each of these candidates have become stars inside the tea party and have shown the leadership needed to step in and become President if need be. While they will be attacked relentlessly by liberals they have already shown the ability to handle those attacks in a positive manner and come out on top.
May 6, 2012 Posted by thedeuceblog | Constitution, Election 2012, Foreign Policy, government, Guns Rights, Military, Money, Ohio, Osama Bin Laden, Politics, President Obama, Sarah Palin, Tea Party, terrorism, Uncategorized | American Dream, Bailout, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Congress, Conservatism, Democrats, Economy, Election 2012, GOP 2012, GOP Primary, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John McCain, leadership, Liberals, media bias, Mitt Romney, National Security, Politics, President Bush, Presidental Election, Republicans, Rick Santourm, Sarah Palin, Senate, Socialism, Taxes | Leave a Comment
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. - Rahm Emanuel
Before I go on my rant about this issue I want to be clear on a couple of things. The attempted assignation of Rep Giffords along with those that died and were injured is a national tragedy and reminds us again that those that are in the public eye no matter the whether it be an actor, entertainer, or in this case a politician must take their security seriously. Especially with politicians we must allow them to do their jobs no matter of their beliefs without fear of physical harm coming to them or their family and friends. This is a basic principle of a thriving democracy, the ability to govern without the threat of coercion by this type of behavior. The citizens of this country must continue to use legal and ethical means to get the desired results from our elected officials. With that said, here I go!
It is absolutely dangerous and disgusting how the liberals and the liberal media are using the shooting to try and demonize conservatives. The Democrats just like Emanuel has been quoted as saying, and are using this tragedy to try and do things that they didn’t or couldn’t do before. The end game is out for all to see and that is to destroy conservatives, the Tea Party, and to take away more of our constitutional freedoms.
Rep Carolyn McCarthy is working now in the name of this tragedy to take more of our second amendment rights. She is now using this massacre to forward again her agenda in stealing 2nd amendment rights from law abiding Americans. Guns don’t kill people it is people that kill people and those that seek to harm others will do so whether there are gun laws or not. Exploiting this tragedy as a vehicle to force more of her liberal socialist agenda down the throats of Americans is shameful.
Senator Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) is no better; he is calling again for the fairness doctrine to limit free speech for all Americans. He seems to think that we can’t think for ourselves and that we cannot make decisions on our own. Actually the end game for Clyburn, and the rest of the liberals that fear conservatives, is to use the fairness doctrine to get rid of the one media format that they don’t control and that is Talk Radio. The thought that any talk radio show right or left leaning could influence normal stable American’s is just fallacy that is being promoted for political gain. The kind of rhetoric that tries to play on people’s emotions to limit our constitutional rights is the most dangerous and damaging rhetoric of all.
Lastly I am going to address the Sarah Palin part of the controversy. I find sad and funny at the same time that liberals are somehow trying to paint this as her fault. If ever the phrase “that’s the pot calling the kettle black” ever applied it is in this case. Democrats are infamous for playing the “Republicans hate seniors and minorities” card every chance they get to stir up emotions to win votes. So for them to do this is expected and par for the course sadly enough, nothing like a liberal exploiting a tragedy to score political points. How desperate are they to get there power back and to scare the American people into giving up their constitutional rights? It’s just pathetic!
In the end all it does is further legitimizes how big of a threat the liberals perceive Governor Palin. I suspect she is truly one of the few people the Obama does not want to face in November, but that’s for another blog…soon.
We must as a society, be skeptical of any person or party that tries to exploit a tragedy for personal or political gain. What does that they about that group or individual, and what’s that say for us as a nation if we accept that kind of rhetoric and allow it to continue? There is always a line, and this time the liberals crossed it.
January 12, 2011 Posted by thedeuceblog | Constitution, Election 2012, government, Guns Rights, Military, Politics, President Obama, Sarah Palin, Tea Party | Barack Obama, Carolyn McCarthy, fairness doctrine, free speech, Gabrielle Giffords, Jim Clyburn, leadership, Liberals, media bias, National Security, Politics, Presidental Election, Race, Republicans, Sarah Palin, second amendment rights, Senate, Socialism | Leave a Comment
My name is Darryl . I am in my early 30′s married, and a conservative.
This blog is focused on politics at both the national and local level. I welcome all comments whether you agree or disagree with me on anything I have said.
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