Skip to comments.South Carolina Needs to Pick a Better Prom Queen
Posted on 01/02/2012 8:40:08 AM PST by Kaslin
As a junior in high school, I once locked eyes with the homecoming queen. We just stared directly at each other from 50 feet apart while our classmates bustled around us. She was completely out of my league; completely. It would have been more appropriate for me to turn my eyes away and find someone more fitting for my caste.
But I was smitten. And only a bold gaze in that moment would challenge her favor, or finalize my rejection.
There are those moments in life. We cannot create them. Planets rarely align themselves. But sometimes they do align.
Timing being everything, this year, 2012, is a moment for the citizens of the United States of America to act courageously in finding their new President.
We are not replacing a bumbling peanut farmer from Georgia this time. We are repudiating a flirtation with socialism that has become quite serious. The pendulum is crashing in reverse and our next decision will be crucial.
Do not imagine how comfortable life could be two years from now. Imagine how history will regard us 100 years from now.
In the year 2112, Thomas Kincaid paintings will not be revered in American art museums. But aficionados will wait in line to view a John Singer Sargent portrait.
American auto museums will not display Chevrolet Impalas. But they will boast a Duesenberg phaeton.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame will recount how Coach John Fox could have played safe with the steady hand of Kyle Orton. But he made the intrepid decision of handing the ball to Tim Tebow mid-season.
California is locked in an economic death spiral. Chicago style politics have occupied the nations capitol. And, the entire country has been saddled with a Massachusetts-like socialized health care program.
The liberal disease that has gripped the United States of America will not be cured with aspirin. This is no time for sensible restraint. This is the time for lionhearted resolve.
The GOP race for the presidency has settled into three camps; the libertarians represented by Ron Paul, the establishment Republicans represented by Mitt Romney, and the conservatives represented by Michelle Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum.
I appreciate the influence that Congressman Pauls constitutional steadfastness has had on the public discourse. But I am afraid that the clear and present threat of Islamofascism would flourish under a President Paul doctrine of peace through isolationism. The ideology simply does not account for the reality of America being under attack right now.
Mitt Romney is the ideal candidate for the Grand Old Party establishment. He has been adjusting his brand for years to accomplish the goal of getting elected as President of the United States. He has the right look, temperament and resume for the job. If this were 1954, Mitt Romney might be the advisable choice for president. But the next president will not inherit American Graffiti from Barack Obama.
Together, the delegates now shared among the four conservative candidates, Bachmann, Gingrich, Perry and Santorum, carry the majority vote. Once three of these contenders withdraw, the conservative activists will strongly control the choice of Republican Nominee. I assert that this is the time for the feisty, experienced, battle-hardened, intellectual, and edgy Newt Gingrich.
Bachmann, Perry and Santorum would do fine as President. But Newt Gingrich brings the right measure of eccentricity necessary to run through the temple overturning the tables of the money changers. And Mitt Romney standing beside Newt Gingrich is like a bowl of corn flakes soaking in 2-percent next to a tureen of bouillabaisse. The cereal will give you comfort. The bouillabaisse will nourish your DNA.
We have before us the rare opportunity to accept an offer of presidential service from someone who is already a colorful character in American history. We do not have to wonder about Newt Gingrichs hidden imperfections. Over the past 30 years, he has acted as reserved as a peacock in mating season. We have heard both the rumors of his bad behavior and his assertiveness during the presidential debates. In the end, Newts ideological pronouncements are the more memorable.
Iowas Caucus process is intriguing and we will all be watching on January 3. But Iowa does not choose the partys nominee; South Carolina does.
So, to South Carolina: Please, please -- do not make the safe play. Remember that in 2008 you chose John McCain. And in 1996, you chose Bob Dole. And in 1988, George Herbert Walker Bush. This time, lets embrace the risk of a candidate who is beholden to American founding principles, whose prospects frighten the political elite, and whose art of speech will inspire Americas industrial and military resolve.
I know this as certainly as I know that the sun will rise tomorrow morning; If my wife had not responded to my rapt stare back in the 11th Grade, I would still be wondering.
>>The liberal disease that has gripped the United States of America will not be cured with aspirin. This is no time for sensible restraint. This is the time for lionhearted resolve.
It is a cancer that calls for chemo, radiation, and even surgery.
Anyone get the tag number off that truck????
Isn’t S.C. the state that has repeatedly elected Lindsay Graham???
Can they be trusted?
I agree with this guy. Newt is not perfect, but he’s feisty and scrappy, and I like that.
The SC Governor endorsed Romney.
Santorum will win South Carolina. He is the MORAL CONSERVATIVE.
Newt has been consistently polling way ahead of Willard. I don’t think Iowa or NH is going to change that.
We cannot go on paying people to sit at home.
Certainly I would be the last one to wish a hardship on anyone, but we cannot go on passing out money to people who will not work.
There are a lot of people who are refusing to work at low pay or pay less than they were making before being laid off.So they go on collecting Unemployment, and we keep extending it.If it never runs out it will never stop and some of these people will never work again.It has to stop. It has reached the point where those who do work can no longer support those that don’t.
And also Jim DeMint. Hopefully we will hear an endorsement from Senator DeMint before SC goes to the polls. I think he'll echo the author of this article ...
So, to South Carolina: Please, please -- do not make the safe play. I assert that this is the time for the feisty, experienced, battle-hardened, intellectual, and edgy Newt Gingrich.
Can they be trusted?
Until we have closed primaries here, probably not. It isn't the Republican voters who elected Lindsee in the primary, it was 'rat crossovers who like him just fine.
Newt has the capacity to effectively make the most needed changes, most rapidly.
Those concerned about potential over reaching by Newt, need to remind themselves of the checks and balances in government.
When is the SC caucus, do you know? What date, I mean?
Newt is as establishment as they come.
Jim will not endorse noot, never going to happen. As Rush and Mark have both said Rick is a good man. My guess is Jim may endorse Rick, senators seem to stick together..
Spoken by the man who won the prom queen!
January 21st is their primary, less than 3 weeks away.