Here at The Constant Complainer, in addition to my own posts, readers can submit Guest Posts on topics they’d like to discuss and/or complain about. And no election season would be complete without NeoConDon offering his opinions on the candidates. Usually, I give Don a hard time and threaten to not use his political Guest Posts. But I found his below-candidate breakdown interesting. So if you want to talk politics, here is your chance. Enjoy, have fun and here’s Don…
I have come to the conclusion that President Obama is going to get a second term. There are lots of historical reasons that point to this. The most obvious is the historical exactness between the Bush/Obama transition and the Hoover/FDR transition. As horrible of a president as FDR was, he was given a second term. The public felt it was necessary to give him a shot to fix the economy he inherited. Sound familiar…???
There also hasn’t been a profound blunder like what President Carter was dealing with in the Iran Hostage crisis. Sure, Obama likes to make fun of the Special Olympics, laugh at people who cling to God and thinks that problems can really be solved while drinking alcohol at a “beer summit,” but none of that is as bad as Jimmy Carter wearing a bad sweater and messing up a hostage rescue. Plus Obama is proving to be the typical war-mongering Democrat that voters love.
The real reason he’ll be re-elected is because of the candidates the GOP has put together. I’m going to break down each candidate and explain their strengths and weaknesses and why they can’t win.
Perry: Governor Perry’s biggest quality is he’s the CEO of a huge economy and he’s quite good at it. I love his tax plan and the idea that the federal gov’t should be a part-time job. The problem is if you close your eyes, he sounds exactly like George W. Bush. Americans don’t want that. He can’t be nominated, and that’s the real reason as to why he can’t win.
Gingrich: Newt Gingrich is the smartest person running for President, including Obama. Newt would bury Obama in a debate, but debates really don’t matter. But Newt is a Teddy Roosevelt progressive, and that’s simply too hard to overcome. In the end, Newt and Obama have different endings to their story, but the way they get there is through huge gov’t. He can’t be nominated, and that’s the real reason why he can’t win.
Paul: Ron Paul is a lovable little guy. He’s smart and really loves the Constitution and his country. There isn’t a better candidate running that is as perfect from a fiscal policy standpoint as he is. But he continues to make silly statements about his understanding of why AlQueda attacked the United States. This total misunderstanding will lead to bad decisions on how to deal with the emerging left wing dictators coming out of the Middle East. He’ll never be nominated, and that’s why he can’t win.
Santorum: Santorum is my pick, but I don’t think he’ll win. He’s really the most perfect antithesis of Obama in the field right now and would offer a real counter argument to most of the President’s flawed positions. He’s too unknown to really make an impact against Mitt Romney. While it is possible, my gut tells me he can’t win.
Romney: Romney is farther left than George W. Bush. I think that’s why the Republican establishment loves him. He’s still “moderate” enough to be likable to the closed minded centrists, yet right enough to get conservatives to vote for him because he’s further right than Obama. This is a recipe for loss. The reason for that is simple. Informed conservatives like me are pretty certain that both chambers of congress will go to the Republicans. The last thing we need is a spineless moderate like Romney trying to look good by writing liberal legislation that conservatives in congress will be forced to pass because of politics. Conservatives know that progressivism and liberalism is cruel, regardless of what political party delivers it. And that’s why Romney shouldn’t win, and that’s why I will never vote for him.
To all of my conservative friends…Stop worrying about the presidency. Focus on electing the most conservative people to congress and in the gubernatorial races. The fastest way to get the federal gov’t out of our lives is to squeeze the evils of liberalism with the values of conservatism at the local level. Liberalism has failed every time it has been tried. Conservatism has succeeded every time it has been tried.