Skip to comments.We're Not Electing a Messiah
Posted on 11/25/2011 4:30:57 AM PST by radioone
No one is perfect. No one. Not a single one of us has led a completely blameless life. We've all said something that we wish we hadn't. We've all lied, cheated, or stolen. We've all done or said hurtful things. Imperfection is a reality of the human condition. We know and accept that we are flawed. We realize that our parents, brothers, sisters, friends, and neighbors are flawed. If we accept this as true, why do we expect more from our potential elected leaders?
Every day, you can turn on the cable news, or go to your favorite news or blog sites, and hear all about the Republican presidential candidates and how imperfect they are. We all know about the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain. Most agree that these charges have probably been completely fabricated. That being the case, we are then subjected to constant criticism of his campaign's handling of these allegations. Now we get to hear all about his flubbing of a question on Libya. The mainstream media has force-fed us clips of Rick Perry having a bit of a brain freeze during a debate. We know all about Newt Gingrich's past marital problems. He appeared in an ad with Nancy Pelosi, and he's criticized Congressman Paul Ryan. We hear these attacks daily from both sides of the aisle. These stories are designed to convince us of something that we should already know: no one is perfect!
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Rick Perry's repeated line of trying to make DC as inconsequential in our lives as possible resonates with me.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, its that those who scream the loudest that no one is perfect, are generally supporting the most imperfect.
This isn’t a new argument and not all of us are stupid.
We are electing a PRESIDENT, not a MESSIAH, get over it folks.
No dog abusers as President.
No “unit” abusers as President.
NO more Flip flop panderers as President.
NO MORE INELIGIBLES.
And no more Presidents who think they are divine.
What we are - or should - be doing - is de-electing a stain...or "eradicating" if you prefer.
There is no Jesus candidate, look at the bigger picture, defeating the criminal enterprise is first priority. We need something we can work with who will follow the rule of law
We’re nominating a RINO not a conservative so get over it. /sarc
Obamacare has got to go.
So far only Michelle Bachman has really attacked Obamacare and she has no chance now of winning.
We know Romney will not do away with Obamacare.
Ron Paul is a nut.
That leaves us Perry and Gingrich. and Gingrich is in favor of the mandate for everyone to have healthcare.
Typically, I would agree. However, we have many here who also say they would stay home unless candidate X is nominated.
For me, the only absolute "no" is Romney. Of the others, I could hold my nose for a few and fully support others.
Perry has made few strides to regain his momentum, and Romney will never get my vote. It’s Cain all the way for me.
Bingo!!! The holier than thou types are gonig to give us obama again on a silver platter.
This should be good. Watch what happens when you present an irrefutable argument and the most guilty come around to try and deflect and rationalize their actions. Already seen one say “that’s because your candidate is less perfect than mine...” Pass the popcorn...
We need someone with a proven record—Perry comes the closest to filling the bill.
Newt didn’t have marital problems. They are moral and ethical problems. It’s not unusual for a man these days to have had an affair. It’s not usual for it to be to the extent Newt did. Newt’s AGW position isn’t normal for a smart conservative. His support of Scozzafava and the way he criticized Ryan’s plan are not consistent with a conservative. Newt’s core is not conservative. It’s not eating our own to point out that big government GOP establishment types aren’t one of us.
This is an unfair statement. I’m not sure who you’re accusing of being the most imperfect because I can’t tell. They all seem to have pluses and minuses. The most perfect is not obvious.
So you’d be fine with four more years of Obama? I mean, he’s not perfect but who is?
Both Perry and Bachmann are getting renewed interest from me. Bachmann needs to put her she-cat claws away and quit attacking the front-runners, but Perry is doing a nice job rehabilitating his image. My pecking order right now is Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann, Santorum, Cain, Romney, Paul, Huntsman, but that changes almost every day.
All I’m hearing is the same old “no candidate is perfect argument” that we’ve been hearing from moderates for as long as I can remember.
Exactly. Why can’t the “moderate” wing ever hold their nose and vote for a conservative? This argument comes out when we’re having a RINO shoved down our throat and we complain about it.
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