Well here we are facing elections again. It is over a year away but the potential candidates are in full campaign mode. It seems that electioneering never ends. We no sooner end one until another begins. As I consider the last Presidential election some thoughts come to mind.
election of Barak Obama happened because of the abject failure of the
Republican Party. They made two primary mistakes. Number one was
selecting John McCain as their candidate and number two was leaving the
vetting of Obama to the Clinton machine. That machine failed. Here we
are three years later and we still do not know anything about him.
Rumors continue to fly as to his legitimacy as an American citizen by
birth and his questionable social security number. I don’t know who to
believe. Personally it doesn’t matter because even if he is legitimate,
he still is unqualified to serve as President. His results have proven
year we have the opportunity to correct the mistakes of the past
election. I just saw a Rasmussen poll that showed Rick Perry ahead of
Obama 43% to 41%. I have seen other polls showing Mitt Romney doing
equally as well. The reality of all the polls so far though is that no
candidate is getting much more that 40% of the vote. Neither the
challengers nor the incumbent.
are won by candidates getting support from the independent voters to
increase their 40% share. Obama probably has a 40% base just as any
Republican would have. The battle is for the other 20%.
President is going to address a joint session of Congress this week to
lay out his “jobs program.” Personally I’ll be watching the football
game. I am convinced there will be much more helpful information offered
by the game than any speech by the incompetent neophyte who is
currently filling the office of President. I will know soon enough
whether he offers anything substantial. The stock market will tell me.
The market has already told me plenty.
we look at the next election here is what I am hoping for. We need a
President who is willing to work with business instead of against them.
Business is the engine that fuels and moves our economy. It is not the
government. All the government does is extract money from the producers
and spend it on who knows what in order to win reelection. A growing
number of big business people have banded together to stop all
contributions to candidates until they get the message to stay out of
business’ way and let America deal with their own problems. All
government can do is exacerbate our problems. We need a candidate who
has had an actual job before. We need a candidate who has run a
business, met a payroll, hired employees, and met a business plan. For
me it would also be helpful if he were a military veteran. I am tired of
Commanders in Chief who have never served in the military. I don’t
particularly care whether the candidate is black or white, male or
female, able bodied or physically challenged. I want a traditional
American. Is that too much to ask?
my next column I plan to discuss at length what being a traditional
American means to me. I hope you will tune me in and perhaps we can
begin a dialogue and have a discussion over cyberspace concerning these
Ron Scarbro September 5, 2011
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