Sunday, November 18, 2007

President of the United States - More than a Politician

The President of the United States not only leads the Executive branch of our government, the President is the face of America to the rest of the world. This fact should influence who we choose as our elected leader.

Like it or not, being President is partially about stage presence. Ronald Regan's experience as an actor helped him quite a bit with delivering speeches in a forceful but constructive and influential manner. These same qualities would serve Fred Thompson well, but I personally don't believe he is the best choice.

Also, like it or not, most of the rest of the world is still an "old boys club". Considering the current geopolitical climate and the world leaders that will be major players, sending a woman, no matter how qualified, to the White House may not be our best play. I firmly believe that there are women qualified to serve as President - Hillary is not one of them. However, considering the global chess game that we will be playing, a woman will not be taken seriously by most of our adversaries. Is it fair that a women will not be taken seriously? No, but it's reality.

Whatever your party affiliation or political orientation, you should consider all of the roles the President will need to play when making your final decision next November.

Based upon the all the roles a President must play and the current slate of candidates, I would have to say the best Dem choice is John Edwards and the best Rep choice is Mitt Romney. However, injecting my personal bias for changes in Taxation, enforcement of Immigration Law, and upholding the Constitution my choice is Mike Huckabee.

##That's my opinion##

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What are the qualifications YOU desire in a President?

I have had many discussions, with many different people about this, and I have a list. Here is mine, what is yours?

1. Someone who has lead people in the past
2. Someone who has run a successful organization
3. Someone who has patience
4. Someone who has a proven ability to work with others
5. Someone who has the understanding that the government does not hold all the answers
6. Someone who realizes this is a REPUBLIC

That is my list. The perfect ticket for me (based on this list and what I know now about the candidates) is a Romeny / Huckabee ticket. Give me your list and your perfect ticket.

-End of Ramble

Monday, November 12, 2007

So Who Is The Real Savage?

Any Savage Nation listerners out there? Michael Savage is a bit, well, raw. However, I will admit on the occassion that I listen to him I find myself agreeing more than disagreeing. He presents information in an abrupt, in-your-face manner, but most of the time he hits the nail on the head.

Now the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is attempting to silence his statements concerning Islam by presuring his advertisers to remove their sponsorship.

Take a look at the article link above, but here is the first of Michael's statements;

"I'm not gonna put my wife in a hijab. And I'm not gonna put my daughter in a burqa. And I'm not getting' on my all-fours and braying to Mecca. And you could drop dead if you don't like it. You can shove it up your pipe. I don't wanna hear anymore about Islam. I don't wanna hear one more word about Islam. Take your religion and shove it up your behind. I'm sick of you."

Now this is pretty harsh language, but I don't disagree. Our complete tolerance for a religion that teaches to kill those who do not believe as they do is a dangerous course.

At a minimum we need to preserve our freedom of speech and be weary of organizations like CAIR who obviously do not put America or the US Constitution first.

##That's my opinion##

Saturday, November 10, 2007

FEMA, now Hillary...

So now Hillary is planting questions in her 'town halls'...


So I ask this question of those who would vote for Hillary... if you want to clean up the government, isn't she just proving that it would just be more of the same...


The tape of the event shows that the question and answer went as follows:

Question: "As a young person, I'm worried about the long-term effects of global warming How does your plan combat climate change?

Clinton: "Well, you should be worried. You know, I find as I travel around Iowa that it's usually young people that ask me about global warming."

The campaign's admission that it planted the question may be another blow to the New York senator's image as a trustworthy politician.

Clinton's critics have accused her of being a double-talker who refuses to answer tough questions specifically. Now her campaign has acknowledged planting at least one question.

-End of Ramble