Analysis of GOP Presidential Contenders and Maybes: Are Voters Ready for Another President from Texas?
by Shirley Spellerberg on June 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM
Post updated Monday, June 20th.
Most of the presidential wannabes who have thrown their hats in the ring are sadly lacking in what it takes to get elected if they should win the Republican nomination. ‘Establishment’ is written all over them, with the exception of Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann thus far.
Just look at what is presently out there:
Newt Gingrich - Newt self-destructed and will soon be out of the running. As smart as he is, he is a globalist and stands with Pelosi on global warming. Not a real conservative and could not win.
Mitt Romney - portrays a rich corporate guy whose ‘smarts’ the average Joe cannot relate to. His record in support of Romneycare, a blueprint for Obamacare, and his idea that Global Warming needs to be addressed with Cap and Trade is contrary to the conservative viewpoint. He has been for gun control; and changed his pro-choice view to pro-life.
Tim Pawlenty - not at all impressive and no name recognition. Once supported global warming and talked about mandated health care. Not a dynamic personality.
Rick Santorum - sided with George W. Bush in favor of the re-election of Senator Arlen Specter in 2004 against the conservative Pat Toomey. Another establishment Republican
Jon Huntsman - He and Governor Schwarzenegger dropped their Cap and Trade agreement although he is a pro-green environmentalist; he is a pro-civil union Mormon; served as Obama’s ambassador to China; and he has not answered specific questions put to him on foreign policy and other political issues.
Michele Bachmann - Dynamic speaker, attractive, articulate, knowledgeable, business woman, tax lawyer and mother, supporter of conservative social issues, strong advocate for reduction in spending and limited government and a return to constitutional representative government. If nominated could she beat Obama? Perhaps. How about being a Vice Presidential candidate? I did not like to hear her Campaign Manager, Rollins, bad-mouthing Sarah Palin. Michele will need Sarah as the campaign progresses.
Herman Cain - Articulate and impressive businessman with conservative beliefs. He would have a lot to learn about fiscal and foreign policy, but I believe he is up to the job (I disagree with him on the Fair Tax. I support a Flat Tax.)
Rep. Ron Paul - More Libertarian than Republican. Supports drug legalization, civil unions and gay marriage,and gambling to name a few. Paul demonstrated a lack of understanding of the threat of Sharia Law in America on a Fox News interview.
Potential Candidates for President:
Gov. Rick Perry - How will the voters take to another Texan who is too much of a reminder of George W. Bush in mannerisms and stride? Do you believe the general population would welcome another Texas cowboy to the White House?
What about some of Perry’s baggage?
- Perry promoted the NAFTA Highway (known as the Trans Texas Corridor which is still alive under other names). The forced acquisition of 584,000 acres of private land for the 4000 mile corridor Right of Way to be constructed by a foreign company did not set well with ranch owners and other property owners. Check out: www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2008559/posts
- Perry issued an Executive Order in 2007 mandating that 11 and 12-year-old girls in Texas be given the Gardasil vaccine to protect against sexually transmitted diseases, thereby usurping parental authority. Fortunately, the public outcry resulted in legislative action opposing the mandatory vaccine which Perry did not veto.
- Perry went to a 2007 meeting in Istanbul, Turkey of the secretive internationalist, one-worlder Bilderbergers meeting. Why? Preservation of our state and national sovereignty is not on the Bilderberger agenda. Both Obama and Hillary attended the Bilderberg meeting.
- In his bid for re-election to a third term as Governor up against Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina, in the GOP Primary, Perry garnered 51.1% of the vote against Senator Hutchison’s 30.3% and Medina’s 18.6% --not an impressive vote of confidence.
- We can expect many of the negatives hurled at him from Senator Hutchison and Debra Medina in the Primary to be used against him by the Democrats.
- Perry supported liberal former New York Mayor, Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign bid while it lasted. When you know Rudy’s political philosophy we can wonder how Perry supported him. (See Giuliani positions below) and for more click here.
Former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani - The political leader in New York following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and potential 2012 presidential candidate that Governor Perry supported in the 2008 campaign. Giuliani is not a conservative by any stretch of the imagination and should be soundly defeated in the Primaries if he decides to run again.
- Giuliani is liberal on social issues: supports abortion rights;
- Giuliani does not oppose late-term abortions or public funding of abortions;
- Supports Embryonic Stem Cell Research;
- Supports teaching of evolution in public schools;
- Opposes school prayer;
- Does not oppose Illegal Immigration;
- Supports Sanctuary Cities;
- Supports Gun Control—has called the NRA ‘extremist’;
- Supports Gay and Lesbian rights—Marriage and Civil Unions;
- Opposes ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
Governor Chris Christie - not as conservative as some Republicans like to believe (Ann Coulter).
- Christie has demonstrated strong outspoken leadership which is commendable;
- Christie appointed a Muslim immigration lawyer, Sohail Mohanned, to one of seven judgeships to the New Jersey Superior Court;
- In response to Christie’s judicial appointment, blogger Daniel Greenfield writes that “New Jersey, the Garden State, has just taken its first step toward becoming the Sharia Law State,” and criticized Christie for being “willing to stand up to the teacher’s union, but not to the terrorist’s union.”
John Bolton - Smart guy but not a chance. Would make a good Cabinet member.
Sarah Palin - Governor Palin can be most effective staying out of the race as a candidate. She is needed to keep the Tea Party active and an eye on the congress. The worst thing would be to have Palin and Bachmann at odds. Also with too many conservatives in the Primaries they could split the vote to the point we would end up with another RINO as the GOP candidate and that would be the end of the Republican Party!
Donald Trump - As exciting as Trump’s attack mode is and as right as he is on many issues of concern to conservatives, if he cannot run as a Republican in the Primary and decides to enter the race as a Third Party Candidate, then his talk of getting Obama out of office is meaningless. All a Third Party would do is to split the conservative vote and give the election to Obama. Reality, under the Electoral College system, dictates that the presidential election is a Two Party (Republican/Democrat) process.
To vote our emotions rather than our brains could mark the end of America as we know and love it. Obama has already taken us far down the path to destruction and four more years would be the end of liberty—individual and corporate. That is why too often we have to hold our nose and vote for the lesser of evils—not an easy thing to do. Keep your eye on the goal of unseating Obama and the other liberals.
It is important to carefully weigh where you place your support in the presidential election. Who knows, maybe a strong constitutional conservative, electable leader may yet jump in (like Marco Rubio or Col Allen West.)
May God save America!