I played hooky from work last night because I really need some sleep. I did watch the debates between the ten Republican candidates on TV before I went back to sleep. In my mind there were only two candidates that actually came across as appearing presidential. One of them was the front runner, Rudy Giuliani and the other man that I believed came across truly having the stature and credibility to lead this nation as president was the Congressman from California Duncan Hunter. I don’t believe they went to him often enough for answers to the tough questions but the answers he did give were clear, concise and most of all; they made sense.
The low point of the debate was when Ron Paul the fringe and misinformed congressman from Texas commented he believed that it was the fault of the United States that we were attacked on September 11th 2001. Rudy Giuliani quickly and forcibly made Ron Paul the fringe and misinformed congressman from Texas justify those remarks and when Paul attempted some convoluted answer Mr. Giuliani demanded Mr. Paul retract his absurd statements.
It appears that Mr. Paul believes we are still nothing more than an isolated island of freedom and we have no business interacting with the rest of the world. That was the view of many of the founding fathers for the first few years of our great republic and it served us then to gear up for being the economic and military power our country would become. Those days are over and the founding fathers such as Jefferson, Madison and Monroe soon found that out when it was their turn to govern and apply their theories to the Executive Office. If there was any question on whether we should become a military power and be able to project our power abroad Jefferson found out from having to deal with Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean and Madison got his baptism during the war of 1812 with Great Britain. The days of isolation were over in 1815 after the signing the Treaty of Ghent and there is no going back to those days before. Maybe Mr. Ron Paul should have been a Marine and learned the words of the Marine Hymn and learn what they mean; “From the halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli, We fight our country’s battles In the air, on land, and sea,”
I think Mr. Duncan Hunter and Mr. Rudolf Giuliani were the clear presidential front runners after this debate. I hope to hear your opinions on this. I also hope you will write to the Republican National Committee and ask that they not invite Mr. Ron Paul to any future presidential debates because he brings nothing useful or credible to the table.
A man said to the universe:
A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation."