Since Bill Clinton was elected twenty years ago… I’ve had to adjust my thinking regarding the qualifications for the office.
But since then, I have jettisoned any criteria I may have once embraced as necessary or important because we’ve had a former first lady running on her wisdom and keen “ability” to:
- look the other way in her marriage;
- make a $99,000 profit on a $1,000 investment in cattle futures
- completely fail in her pet project to ram HillaryCare down our throats;
- start a new fashion trend: pantsuits for short, fat women;
- claim she was rejected for enlistment in the Marine Corps (as if);
- remain calm in mortar and rocket attacks
And I don’t want to hear anything about “Senator Clinton”… if her name was Hillary Rodham from Illinois (and even with the benefit of pantsuits), she wouldn’t have pulled 20% of the vote in the Big Apple.
Yeah, she earned it the old-fashioned way… she married it.
And as much as I found her ascension to the Senate beyond belief… what happened in 2008 striped from me any remaining preconceptions I’ve had since grade school about what is required to run for President… let alone get elected.
Little more than two years ago 68 million Americans elected a left-wing, affirmative action law school grad and Chicago community rabble-rouser who was living off credit cards and gave him the nuke launch codes.
So as far as I’m concerned, presidential “qualifications” consist of breathing, remaining upright long enough for the oath and attaining 40 years of age… hell, today I’m even qualified to be President… I have 40+ years of W-2s and my life—the good and the bad—is an open book.
Faithful readers of this space know more about my background than they do about their president.
We have little time left.
If Real Americans entrust the 2012 GOP nomination to anyone but a bona fide Constitutional conservative, we are doomed to another four years of Marxism.
And if you think Obama’s first term has been led by the Third Horseman of the Apocalypse—wait to you see what Soros , socialists, commies and the unions will do with another four years… more than enough time to fashion Barry’s VP (certainly not Joe Biteme) into eight more years of all-out communism.
Do not doubt me on this… there are many more Obamas waiting in the wings.
John Weaver, a McCain insider has said that, "All national elections take on their own timing. Between now and January amounts to presidential campaign 'two-a-days,' to use a football term. They better be ready for game day in 11 months."
Here are the GOP’s usual suspects:
- Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney: Major RINO incapable of connecting with conservatives… period.
- Mike Huckabee.. minor RINO, used to weigh 300 pounds, successful on TV, plays rock and roll bass, used to be a governor… eh? Recent praised The Predator for telling us to eat sticks while she pigs out on ribs.
- Tim Pawlenty… “Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights. / Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; / He thinks too much, such men are dangerous”
- Newt Gingrich… so 80s; he screwed the 1992 Republican Revolution in less than two years. Last held public office in 1999, when he stepped down as Speaker of the House; and, MAJOR RINO. Besides, no person named “Newt” (which always makes me think of the move “Aliens”) will ever take a nap in the Oval Office.
- "Rudy" Giuliani… oh, please.
- Gov. Haley Barbour… "If you see me lose 40 pounds, you will see I am either running or have cancer."
Sara Palin, Rorschach Test for those both sides of the aisle suffering from Palin Derangement Syndrome, has her own category here; the longer she plays it coy about running the demidiots will waste a lot of time looking in the National Inquirer for their oppositional research. The Obamabots want to run against her so badly (as they have the last three years) and she’s right to encourage them.
It’s a rope-a-dope.
There’s an outside chance she might enter early primaries just to sell the head fake, but The Millionaire Mayor of Wasilla isn’t stupid; she’d take a huge pay cut, lose prestige and would fall to a democrat communist like Barry by at least 10%. Yes… Republicans hate her just as much as their buddies across the aisle.
Thus and therefore, in my humble opinion we must start immediately pushing any or all of the following toward the nomination:
Rep. Mike Pence, 51, Indiana congressman and co-author of the prosed Spending Limit Amendment.
President of the conservative Indiana Policy Review Foundation and hosted “The Mike Pence Show,” on syndicated radio in Indiana.
Describes himself as "a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order."
Worked as a speechwriter for William Bennett and Jack Kemp during the latter's run for the vice presidency in 1996.
Rep. Paul Ryan, 41,…ranking member of the house budget committee House and one of the three founding members of the House GOP Young Guns Program.
Probably the best on the economy and NYT columnist Paul Krugman hates him and his view of the financial crisis… which is the best qualification of all.
John R. Bolton, 62—former Ambassador to the UN; was Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security (2001–2005, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security (2001–2005).
I like Bolton… by far the strongest of the field on foreign policy and military. He wouldn’t be interested in vice-president at his age, but I like him as SecState in a big way and a little less as SecDef.
My sentimental pic… here’s a guy would wouldn’t try to find out “why they hates us”… he’d be too busy authorizing cruise missile strikes and jdam missions.
Rep. Allen West … a southerner, and young artillery officer in OIF and OEF; later served as a 4th ID battalion, and went back to Afghanistan after retirement as an advisor to the Afghan army.
"I have traded in my camouflage uniform for a suit," West has said. "But the commitment to protect the people of the United States is still my mission."
West, 50, is unlikely to run for either office this time, and not doubt has a bright future in Congress, but I could see a Paul-West eventually.
Gov. Chris Christie ---the first Republican to win a statewide election in New Jersey in 12 years… US attorney--served as the chief NJ federal law enforcement officer 2002--2008.
Tough on public corruption and was a Bush fundraiser.
There are several things I like about Christie’s pugilistic, Jersey style straight-talk, but there’s something I’m not sure about… a shoe to drop. If he doesn’t have a relatively clean shot at the nomination he’ll sit it out until he sees an opening.
Came under fire from the ACLU for authorizing warrantless cellphone tracking of people in 79 instances. Christie has stressed that the practice was legal and court approved.
Prosecuted Indian terrorist Hemant Lakhani (right) April 2005 for trying to provide material support to terrorists, unlawful brokering of foreign defense articles and attempting to import merchandise into the U.S. by means of false statements, plus two counts of money laundering. Sentenced to 47 years in prison, and his potential release date is in 2044.
He’ll die in prison…. unless we fail to impeach Obama.
Bottom line here at the Southern Command… I could go Pence-Bolton, Pence-West or the reverse of those; same if you switch Pence for Paul.
But Pence-Cristie or reverse wouldn’t gee-haw as they say down here in Lone Star.
The point is, a combination of these men will fire up the base in a way that it hasn’t been since Reagan… you remember, the “the unqualified dullard who was just an actor”.