GOP Presidential Hopefuls and Wannabes

We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude." - Thomas Jefferson

We have heard so much about the ‘Donald’ that you would think no one else is interested in the president’s ‘job’. Actually we really do not know if this ‘Trump’ is serious. He says he will let us know sometime before June. I would like to mention that I personally would like the next president to actually look and act presidential and Donald’s hair-do alone is so distracting and complicated that he may have difficultly getting the full attention of the average person. The following is a list of GOP hopefuls and wannabes that have announced an exploratory committee.

The exploratory committees are to find out if they can raise sufficient money to promote the candidate and how many volunteers they can gather and if people are interested in seeing them occupy the White House. The money situation will probably be the deciding factor for most of the hopefuls and wannabes. Because this run for the WH has just begun, the remarks for the candidates are intended to give only a quick glimpse. We will certainly know more about who will actually venture onto the playing field after the exploratory committees give their reports to the prospective candidates.

Donald Trump

Tim Pawlenty

Tim Pawlenty, former Governor of Minnesota has been running for so long that I yawn when he appears on TV. He did say that the exploratory phase of his campaign would not take over six months. It seems to me that he should know by now if the people are interested in having him live in the WH. I don’t recall why he is running, do you?

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney, the favored GOP candidate leftover from the 2008 Presidential Election may start a new fire under those Republicans willing to forgive and forget his role in the Massachusetts Health Care debacle. The implementation of RomneyCare in Massachusetts may very well hurt his campaign. He will have to explain how and why his role in the Massachusetts Health Care was right for his constituents. Remember Massachusetts is a Liberal state and he had to compromise to make it work.  

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich served as Speaker of the House from January 1995 – January 1999. His resignation came during President Bill Clinton’s second term in office. Gingrich made history by being the first speaker in the House’s 208 years to be disciplined for ethical wrongdoing. The Socialists/Democrats will surely forgive and forget this little bit of scandal. Right? Also was he having an affair? Just wondering…

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum is a former Pennsylvania Senator. Santorum is also a man who stands for what he believes. Sometimes the Socialists/Democrats use what the conservatives believe in as ‘bad’. We know different. Being ‘politically correct’ is precisely what is sending our country down the path to destruction. In case you do not know what Santorum said let me put it out there so we can all get over it and move forward. Why are the good guys vilified and the bad guys glorified?

“And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does.”

Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann Congresswoman from Minnesota has had it right for some time now. She is right, “Not all cultures are equal”. She continues to stand for what she believes to be true. Like not voting for Boehner’s Continuing Resolution because she knew it was not ‘enough’. Michele has been pelted by some heavy mud balls from the Left and has endured their attacks well. She stands with the unborn, no question about that. Is it time for a woman president?

Herman Cain

I had the opportunity to hear a local radio host interview Herman Cain and I tell you he says all the right things. After listening to him I can understand why his listeners love him. He has charisma plus. He is a radio talk show host in Georgia and has been in the private sector as the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. So he definitely knows what it takes to be in business. He is a Republican who is both fiscally and socially conservative. His one drawback or not, he has never been in public office.

Ron Paul

I will close with Libertarian Congressman Ron Paul because he is from our great state of Texas. He definitely is not the most radical on the list as I believe Trump is. But Paul does seem to have a strange mix of ideas. His fiscal responsibility and constitutional stance on issues are his strong points. He should be careful not to talk longer than five minutes, otherwise he starts losing ground.

So here you have it in a nutshell. Our job is to remember that we are seeking a candidate that will hold “these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed;” and that he does not have to be perfect. Surely we know that the MSM will do anything and everything to show the American people how utterly horrible and ridiculous the GOP candidates are. It is our responsibility to search for the truth. The fun has just begun. Let’s keep fighting and smiling all the way to victory 2012!


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Seems Gov Gary Johnson of New Mexico has now thrown his hate in the ring too.  I have refered to him as an "electable Libertarian" but appreciate the thumbnail sketch and couldn't agree more with your "5 minute limit on Paul" comment.

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