Tuesday, October 25, 2011


It is going to be here before you know it. I am talking about the election of course. From time to time I will be commenting on this upcoming event and its importance.

The election of Barak Obama can be laid at the feet of the Republican Party. Obama was a part of what you could call a “perfect storm.” First, he was black. This was a big deal to the media. Second, he was essentially unknown. Third, he was unvetted. The Republicans left that to Hillary Clinton and she failed big time. Finally, and this is the most important thing, the Republicans nominated a candidate who could not win. This final thought will be the theme of this column.

Today there are several individuals seeking the nomination to run against Obama. In my view, all are qualified to be President, especially when compared to what we have now. The problem becomes one of being electable to the masses. I saw a poll recently that showed any generic Republican would beat Obama 55% to 37%. While that is encouraging, it is also a temptation to sit back and let the election happen. That is how Republicans lose elections.

The Republicans need to nominate a candidate who can win in the general election. Those among you who are ultra conservative and say that unless my candidate is conservative enough I will just sit this election out. To those who say my candidate has to be more liberal and reflect my more liberal views or I will just stay home, you are essentially guaranteeing the re-election of this complete failure who is destroying this country.

It doesn’t take a mental giant to figure out that we are headed in the wrong direction and that unless the ship of state is righted, we are in serious trouble. Obama, along with Reid, Pelosi, Schumer, Frank, and all the other hard core Democrats have to be sent home for the good of this country. To me that means ABO, anybody but Obama.

In the next presidential term, new Supreme Court Judges will probably need to be named. If for no other reason, we need to get rid of this bunch in Washington. Our very Constitution is at stake. Unless the Supreme Court throws out Obamacare, business will continue to be slow to hire and expand. Unless a new approach to regulation is enacted, business will stay on the sidelines or possibly even move to a more friendly climate for their success. The change Obama sought is here and it is killing America.

So, here’s the deal. Pick a candidate and work for that candidate, but, and this is a big but, if your candidate is unsuccessful, work to elect the nominee of the Republican Party. I sincerely believe the very future of America depends on getting rid of Barak Obama. He needs to be sent back to Chicago to continue his work as a community organizer, whatever that is.

To those who are influential in the choosing of the next Republican nominee, please remember the importance of this election. It is not just business as usual. Let’s pick someone who can win a national election. Someone who can appeal to the so-called independents. Remember the 40, 40, 20 rule. 40% will vote for Republicans, 40% will vote for Democrats, and a majority of the 20% will decide who our next President will be.

This I believe. If the American electorate re-elects Barak Obama, we deserve the results of that election and it is not going to be pretty. In fact it may the ugliest chapter in our history. Sometimes it is good to be seventy years old.

I am grateful to those who would put themselves out there as candidates. To those among you whose candidate is not selected to be the nominee, please work as hard for the final candidate of the party to make sure this mess is fixed. It has been said before but this time it is truer than ever. This is the most important election in our history. Let’s make this happen.

Ron Scarbro October 25, 2011

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