Today all we hear from the Republican Establishment is more of the same drivel that has cost the party the Presidency in the last two cycles. Okay, so maybe Obama would have won under any circumstances in 2008 with the novelty of a new face who presented himself as an energetic opportunity to make history. But remember, only two months prior to the election McCain was leading in the polls until he went back to Washington to strongly endorse the bailout of the banks that did nothing to help America. I really think had he taken a populist approach we would have been better off as none of the money spent did anything for America the nation, just the banking class.
In 2012 everyone was thinking that Romney was a shoe-in but he had a big problem which also brought him to defeat. While a good and honest many, his political core was soft. He failed to articulate the conservative message that Americans longed for after the implementation of Obamacare. And remember, Romney played a large part in making Obamacare acceptable with his Massachusetts healthcare experiment while he was governor. But the icing on the cake was when he let Candy Crowley control the message on Benghazi and he quickly backed off when he should have shamed her for showing clear bias in her role that was supposedly that of a non-partisan moderator. I really think he lost the election right then and there.
Fast forward to today and we find ourselves being besieged by the political class telling us that Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney or maybe even Chris Christie make up the best crop of candidates if Republicans want to win. None of them are conservative, all three favor moderation in areas where courage is needed and, frankly, I don't think the base or the independents leaning to the right will elect any of the three. And they kid themselves if they think that flooding America with illegal immigrants and giving them citizenship will help their cause. It will enrage the base while the newcomers, doing so legally or illegally, will vote for the Democrats and more "free stuff", one of the key reasons they are crossing the border in the first place.
Here are the three good Conservatives that I lean toward right now. I am putting them in no particular order; they each have special qualities that should be very attractive with the base. Keep in mind, the RINOs will work overtime to kill them off on behalf of the chosen trio and their most vile efforts would be directed at the first candidate on my list.
+ Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz is intelligent, conservative and a great speaker. He also has a great legal mind and is devoted to the Constitution and his country. As Solicitor for the State of Texas (State Legal Officer), Cruz took on his former boss, former Texas Governor and sitting President at the time, George W. Bush in a case before the Supreme Court and won the case for Texas.
If Cruz can gather the necessary funds he will be a force to be reckoned with. Despite the Left trying to make him seem an extremist, he is merely a Constitutional Conservative and a cool customer, always staying calm and cool under any conditions. The Democrats can't stand that about him and it would be a marvelous talent to have in a heated debate. If you listen, he always comes across reasonable and polite, preferring to let the opposition show their true colors in a fit of rage.
+ Scott Walker. The Governor of Wisconsin, just starting his second term, has perhaps the most impressive record of running on a platform and then delivering the goods after being elected. The unions threw everything they had at him after he broke their controls over much of the state and he beat them not once, but three times. Wisconsin is now running a surplus after being in the red and is showing how Conservatism is the answer to liberal hogwash. If a candidate doing what he says is important to you, and it should be, Walker deserve serious consideration.
+ Bobby Jindal. The Governor of Louisiana, serving in his second term, has done a great job of cleaning up his state government and it's political corruption while bringing the land of the bayou into the world of very attractive places to live. Jindal is also an expert on health care, having served as an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Bush Administration. He knows what needs to be done when it comes to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a patient-doctor centered private sector program.
One last thing needs to be mentioned about Jindal, something which has just come to light. He recently gave a "spot on" speech about radical Islamic terrorism to the Henry Jackson Society in London calling for Muslims the world over to stand up and speak against the scourge. A devout Roman Catholic, Jindal sees the threat to Christianity and other groups from these radical murderers and is not afraid to call it like it is. Wouldn't it be nice if other politicians in America showed the same courage and candor? Maybe he will start a trend, something that the good people of America need to hear.
So that's it, folks. I really believe that any of these three would be great leaders, inspire the country and get things turned around. And when the liberals scoff, remember that they made fun of Ronald Reagan, too, because they were fearful of him and the power of his vision. These three men are visionaries as well and they have the skills and talents to make their visions a reality.
I'd be very interested to hear the opinion of others and what you might think. Feel free to respond to these comments if you wish and remember, to bring America back we need a bold and decisive course. Milquetoast, the RINO way, won't cut it. God bless.