Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Job Posting: President

Help Wanted: Contract About To Expire

Since the moment it was known Obama was the winner of the 2008 Presidential Election, there has been speculation of who could beat him in 2012. As we now find ourselves in early 2011, the punditry is saturated with rumors of who will or will not throw their hat in the ring on the GOP side.

We have even seen the name Hillary Clinton circulated as a possible Democratic primary challenger, because Obama is such a massive failure on almost every front a President must lead on. He is even losing his base support, the radical cast members who were behind his thrust into the spotlight and eventually the White House have found that he is useless to their grossly disfigured causes.

Big government statism is once again demonstrating that the government is corrupt, incompetent, ineffective, and does not meet the needs of the people it was designed to serve. With so many people disillusioned with this current government for one reason or another, it stands to reason that the GOP is ripe for a pretty solid return to power next year. But, it is not guaranteed.

The thing that can and will hurt the GOP the most in the next election cycle is the GOP.

Every week, we see a new poll conducted as to who Republicans will support to be the party's nominee for President next year. Every poll seems to have a different result, based on who is behind it. But the most interesting thing worth noting in all of these surveys is the candidates themselves. Only one that I am aware of has even announced a candidacy, and that is Herman Cain.

For this reason, the polls are speculative and mean absolutely nothing at this point in time. Every time one of the candidates win, it's never by a majority and is seldom by a large margin.

Some of the polling taking place are straw polls put on by conservative organizations. None of them are conclusive and are probably designed solely for fundraising purposes.

There are many polls put out by the usual polling organizations who make their living off of polling. Since we know that Obama's poll numbers are in the low 40% range in some polls and a little bit higher in others, it only stands to reason that the organizations are tired of surveying the president's job approval.

Some of the early polling taking place right now is likely being engineered by the pro-Obama lobby (which includes the complicit media that supports him) for the specific purpose of creating a false picture. They want people to believe the GOP is seriously divided on who they want to be President, despite the lack of a declared field.

Most people won't factor these things in when forming an opinion, the average stiff may not be quick to realize the games played by political hacks behind the scenes. I doubt any of this crosses a lot of people's minds these days, and that includes many Republicans.

Right now, conservatives want a clear cut choice that mirrors that of Reagan. There's nothing wrong with this, of course, as he was a pretty good choice to replace Jimmy Carter, another massive failure on many fronts. But we must understand that Reagan wasn't made, he just happened. He was not a mold of anyone else, he was himself. He was spontaneous and he was what we needed at the time.

When we consider that Obama is so incompetent, that makes this selection even more pressing. Frankly, it worries me when I see people trying to find the next Reagan because Obama is so closely compared to Carter. These things do not always make for good and wise choices. The man or woman who must replace Obama will not be a Reagan, He/she will be themselves and hopefully, he/she will be what is needed.

Undesirable qualities include, but are not limited to the following:

We do not need a sloganeer. Obama was just that and look what we have now. Values or not, we cannot have someone who merely comes up with catch phrases that sound good in a sound bite, or look good on a poster.

We do not need someone who can merely describe the problems we face, all of us can do that. There is nothing special in having this quality, anyone with half a brain can see what is happening. People have either become enlightened to what is really going on, or they have dug themselves in deeper to the delusion.

We do not need someone who can shout down the opposition by using the first two methodologies that I have described. Louder does not make right. Just look at the people in the Wisconsin rallies. They were loud and boisterous and dead wrong.

Desirable qualities include but are not limited to the following:

We do need someone that can discuss solutions to the problems, We need someone who can effectively articulate these solutions and defend them when they are attacked in the multitudes of ways they will be demonized, when brought forth for discussion. And they need to be implemented.

We need someone who has the ability to stand for principle, not polls. Polls come and go, principles remain steady when they are based in truth.

We need someone who will cut spending, waste, and the debt and not just talk about it. It cannot be cut all at once. We didn't get into this overnight, we won't get out of it overnight. But we must seriously reverse the trend. I will not mind staying at the same tax rate for awhile, if spending will be cut to pay down this massive debt we have incurred.

We need someone who has a worldview that begins here at home. We need to stop worrying about what others think of us and do the best job we can for each other here at home. And what's left over, we can share with others.

We will need to vet and debate throughout the primary process. But ultimately our goal should be more than just defeating Obama, more than just winning an election. Just because a candidate can win doesn't mean he/she can lead and implement practical solutions. Let's not settle for the lesser of the two evils this time, let's give this some serious thought while there is time.


Greg said...

Who would you nominate, LAS?

Frankly, the only Republican candidate I care for is Romney, and Romney has the distinct disadvantage of having championed Romneycare - the precursor and model for Obamacare. He's also a career flip-flopper. But many of the leading Republican candidates are scary/stupid, so Romney easily rises to the top for me.

On a side note, watching Obama's Bush-like speech the other night, justifying our action in Libya, I could not help but think that he was taking this action at least in part to bolster his credentials for 2012. Seems like every first term President wants to use the military to shore up his image for re-election. Thoughts on that?

LASunsett said...

Greg, it's difficult to say right now. I need to hear them talk more about specifics. I want cerebral, not emotional. Someone firm and determined, but not angry. I would prefer someone who knows more about the common person, who hasn't had everything handed to them because of a name.

I know, it's a tall order. But someone must rise from the smoldering ashes, someone who is willing to make a temporary sacrifice for the sake of the nation. Like I have said repeatedly, the best people for the job are those who don't want it.

LASunsett said...

I'd do it, but that weekend in Tijuana will hurt me greatly in the polls. ;)

Chuck said...

Am I being paranoid in thinking that it seems that every "leader" in these polls are candidates that the left think Obama can beat?

A.C. McCloud said...

T'paw, too plain. Gingrich, baggage. Palin, Tina Fey stuck. Romney, looks too provential and Romneycare, Bachmann--no. Trump? Good Lord.

Mitch Daniels is looking better and better, but still think someone will be coming out of the woodwork soon.

LASunsett said...


I think that's what they think. And when it's a MSM driven poll, I think it's definitely what they want. They wanted Palin at first, but I think they know her real numbers are waning, so now they want to center on others they think they can beat, like Ron Paul.

LASunsett said...


Mitch has been good for Indiana, He has more solid money backing than many could realize. But it will come down to name recognition and moreover, does he want it?