Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Obama's speech made me miss Mitt all the more...

Obama spent his entire speech making excuses for his pastor! It was pathetic. He added nothing to the national conversation about race or religion. His speech will never be cited or quoted. It just wasn't inspiring!

Here is a particularly uninspiring quote:

I have already condemned, in unequivocal terms, the statements of Reverend Wright that have caused such controversy. For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely - just as I'm sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.

Yeah...not so much Obama. I haven't heard anything from my church leaders with which I disagreed. I especially haven't heard anything with which I have strongly disagreed! Stop trying to assume that your weird situation is typical. The fact is, most of us go to church to hear the word of the Lord. Most of us don't hear controversial sermons at church. If we did, we may have to find another church!

I don't think that I will be able to handle hearing this guy give speeches for four years. Thank you Obama...I am now finding some passion for the John McCain campaign.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

McCain says Romney Has "Big Role" to Play in GOP: Is it as VP?

John McCain's most recent comments about Mitt's future role in the GOP, taken from

Exeter, NH — Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that former rival Mitt Romney has a “big role to play” in the future of the GOP and would be in contention for “a lot of different roles in a Republican administration.”

“I was very gratified by Governor Romney’s gracious endorsement, asking his delegates to support me, the way he received me after he dropped out of the race,” McCain said aboard his bus today in the Granite State–where McCain dealt Romney a major blow. “There is nothing but goodwill between myself and Governor Romney….(he) has a big role to play in our party. Millions of Republicans voted for him so obviously I think he would be in consideration for a lot of different roles in a Republican administration.”

McCain and Romney fought a bruising, heated battle during the early primaries but the presumptive GOP nominee said that is water under the bridge. “The lesson in politics is you go forward, not back…(once the primary is over) we share the same principles and values of conservative Republicans,” McCain said.

McCain added that he does not believe it is important to select a running mate he considers to be a close friend.

“I don’t think you have to be close friends as much as you have to share the principles, the values, the goals…but also the priorities,” McCain said. “I don’t think you have to have a personal relationship but you have to have a comfortable, professional relationship.”
The questions were prompted by Romney’s comments during a Fox News interview last night that he would be “honored” to be picked as McCain’s VP.

Mitt for VP?

by Brent Moritz

There has been a lot of buzz over the last few days about Mitt Romney for VP. Read this story from Fox News Hannity & Colmes, where Romney said:

"any Republican leader in this country would be honored to be asked to serve as the vice presidential nominee, myself included.",2933,337048,00.html

I, for one, think Romney would make an excellent choice, a good balance to McCain.

Romney has solid conservative credentials. His experience as Governor and in the private sector would help McCain and be a strong ticket. In any case, the national exposure as a VP candidate would be a significant boost to Romney for any future contests.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Americans Complain About Candidates' Lack of Executive Experience. But Who is to Blame for Mitt Romney Being Out of the Race?

As a strong supporter of Mitt Romney I find it ironic, even twisted, that many Americans are now bemoaning a lack of executive experience in the three presidential finalists (Obama, Clinton, and McCain).

Look at these two recent headlines from USA Today (from Feb 25 and 26, 08 respectively):

"Ready on Day One?: None of The Top Three Contenders Have Ever Run a Government or a Business"

And then this one:

"Obama Now Seen as Most Electable: Only 46% Say He Has Needed Experience"

The first article goes on to state:

"Each [candidate] has scored impressive achievements in life, but none has a run a city or state, a small business or large corporation--or any bureacracy larger than their Senate staffs or campaign teams."

Now folks, honestly, that so many Americans are complaining about this at such a late hour of the election makes me ill--and majorly peeved.

Although I feel sorry for America because we will be stuck with an inexperienced president, I absolutely cannot feel sorry for those of you who voice these complaints and yet failed to vote for Mitt Romney.

I mean seriously, you had the chance to elect Mitt Romney, an ethical man, an intelligent man, an articulate speaker, a financial wizard, one of the world's best executive leaders--and you passed on him. And who did you pass on him for? Candidates with long lists of ethical problems (Clinton, Giuliani, Huckabee). Candidates with dubious intellectual understanding of economic issues (Obama, Huckabee, Thompson, McCain). Candidates who cannot speak articulately (McCain, Thompson, Giuliani). Candidates with zero proven ability to manage and lead complex organizations with multi-million dollar budgets and thousands of employees (Clinton, Obama, McCain, Huckabee, Thompson).

The fact is, as the anointing hour draws closer, Americans are waking up to the dark realities we face: a brutal economic recession, a government deeply in debt, and a country divided over foreign policy. And if this weren't enough, the GOP is seriously broken, desperately in need of a leader who can unify its warring factions.

To get us through these problems we needed a leader with proven executive experience, solid leadership credentials, high ethical standards, a fix-it mentality, a sharp mind, an articulate speaker, and a touch of financial wizardry.

Folks, we needed Mitt Romney.

But it's too late now. Mitt is out of the race. And who is to blame for that?

When things get tough down the road, and it's obvious our president lacks the experience and skills to handle the problems successfully, I hope that those of you who didn't vote for Mitt Romney will be humble enough to admit that you are partly to blame for the problem.

Rather than whining to others about your case of buyer's remorse, I hope you will spend your energy by helping to get Romney elected in 2012 and 2016. Because when that time arrives, I can guarantee you that we will need Mr. Fixit to clean up the mess that our next Democratic or Republican president is about to cause.