Republican Primary, Crunchtime and How this all matches up to Barack Obama
December 9, 2011 Leave a comment
The back and forth in the polls during this republican primary races has been incredible during the last 6 months. We’ve seen a variety of front runners, many of whom seemed to be convincing leaders at the time, but we’re still trying to digest what the real substance of our movement will end up being. The choices aren’t actually brilliant. We sit on the cusp of one of the most important elections of our time and we don’t have a united message. That could be a potentially major problem in the weeks to come.
If you asked me who the most conservative people in the race were, I’d give you a very blunt answer: Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum. In fact it’s almost indisputably so but there are other problems that emerge as a result of this. First of all you have to be able to garner support in your home state. Santorum wasn’t exactly viewed as charming when he endorsed Arlen Spector over Pat Toomey back in 2004. In fact he ended up getting thrown out of office for it. Having said that, Santorum may very well end up getting my vote after all of this. Michelle Bachmann has also been quick in violating Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment in her attacks on Gingrich as a “frugal socialist.” Both candidates are great and would be drastically better as leaders than Barack Obama or even many of the other people in the republican field; however, I don’t think these individuals wield the influence to garner that kind of support.
The media and republican establishment picked front runner for the republican ticket is Mitt Romney. The tea party preference and disenfranchised Herman Cain supporters have rallied behind Newt Gingrich. Newt had won over support through his incredible ability to voice people’s sentiments accurately and concisely. His performance in the debates thus far has been unparalleled and his rise to prominence from a campaign that had literally hit a disaster point a few short months ago is remarkable. The question remains, can he with his limited funds weather the attacks not only from other republicans, but from the Obamacamp?
Bob Mallory, a political consultant over at elitesmokesignals.com and former TV news anchor, pointed out on The American Beacon Program Thursday night that campaign funding is a huge concern, and that the republicans stand at a huge disadvantage collectively. Barack Obama has on order of $90 million in useable campaign funds, with evidence that much of this is being laundered in through things like the Corzine scandal. Regardless of that fact, to put things in perspective, he has out done all republican candidates combined by a factor of two, not to mention the allegations that he has campaigned with taxpayers’ funds as well. So the next time the accusations fly regarding the republicans as being the 1 percent that are abusing campaign finance laws, remember this: the entire Obama campaign is a campaign finance violation.
Regardless of how you slice it, this election will be a dramatic uphill battle. Conservatives can not, however, allow themselves to lose site of the goal. It is absolutely critical for the sake of this country that Barack Obama is thrown out of office. Drastic reforms are needed to keep our debt from exploding any more and another four years of Obama will forever change this country in a very dangerous way. In order for this to happen, republicans need to stop attacking each other. When you have someone like Romney who is hell-bent on doing whatever he can to achieve this election, that is a cause for grave concern. Anyone who thinks this guy is more conservative than Newt Gingrich is kidding themselves. I’m not sure how I’ll be voting come primary time folks – but whatever happens, you all damn well better show up and support our nominee. Even if it is Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich, it will be a hell of a lot better than a Barack Obama presidency. There’s always 2016 to further iron out those curtains if necessary.