Monday, January 21, 2008


The Rough riders_Frederic Remington

Alright now, enough, it's time to put things back in perspective. John McCain won the South Carolina primary because he worked hard at it. Now it's time for the other candidates to work just as hard to make sure he his defeated in his attempt to become the Republican Party nominee. McCain's victory wasn't that hard to predict, he lost there eight years ago in a tightly contested race with George W. Bush largely because he didn't work as hard as Bush did to get out his voters. When he came back to South Carolina this year he wanted revenge and vindication.

The next state to hold a primary is Florida. McCain can be stopped if he suffers a third or fourth place finish. Rudy Giuliani needs this win in Florida to stay in the race. Mitt Romney has more wins and more delegates than McCain and one more major win by Romney will have a devastating effect on McCain's ability to raise money. The independents and democrats are turning out to vote for McCain so now the Republicans have to get the base out to vote for Giuliani or Romney in Florida to put a stop to this "disaster express" because if McCain wins the nomination it's " Sig heil Clinton" and you all know it even if you don't want to admit it. It's truth time.

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough riders had to overcome withering fire from superior weapons and the better tactical advantage of the Spanish on the high ground. We must use the same type of tenaciousness and resolve to overcome what looks like now the fracturing of the GOP by a power mad, ill tempered, unsuitable and utterly contemptuous candidate. Please, Republican primary voters in Florida, vote for Mitt Romney, he's the only one that can bring this party together to defeat the Clintons and bring this country back to fiscal responsibility and keep it secure too.

To fight aloud, is very brave

To fight aloud, is very brave --
But gallanter, I know
Who charge within the bosom
The Cavalry of Woe --

Who win, and nations do not see --
Who fall -- and none observe --
Whose dying eyes, no Country
Regards with patriot love --

We trust, in plumed procession
For such, the Angels go --
Rank after Rank, with even feet --
And Uniforms of Snow.

Emily Dickinson


Gayle said...

Jennifer, it's going to be an interesting year.

I was backing Fred Thompson and you know how that went! *sigh* I'm holding back now and trying to make up my mind. I almost feel that if I choose someone that person will lose automatically! LOL! Don't worry, I don't really believe that... but the wind's been taken out of my sails. So... I'll let it be known if and when I reach a decision.

Blessings! :)

J_G said...

I know how you feel Gayle. I was behind a Republican primary candidate that lost and I was really pissed. I went on to back the nominee whom I believed was a total weenie as I still do today, that would be George Herbert Walker Bush. I feel McCain is the same type of weenie that GHW Bush is and there is no way I'm going to do that again.

I'm stickin with Mitt, he represents the things I believe we need in this country, fiscal responsibility and continuation of letting the military finish the job in Iraq and Afghanistan. Social issues such as abortion, can only be resolved if the people of the United States change their minds and the President appoints judges to the Supreme Court that believe the Constitution has the last say.

Marie's Two Cents said...

Well since I feel somewhat responsible for Fred being in this race in the first place, (Drafting the poor guy in the first place lol) I cant dump him now.

Who know's, maybe he will turn things around Feb. 5

Either way if he isnt willing to throw in the towel yet, then neither am I :-)

J_G said...

Fred was a good choice Marie, he was saying things to us conservatives that we heard and agreed with. He just got in too late and didn't have his fund raising in a strong postion when he did. I do agree with what Fred was saying.

: JustaDog said...

"Conservative" Fred will drop out and support and endorse his liberal friend McCain. So much for his conservative stance.

I'm a Ron Paul fan but Mitt would be my 2nd choice. I know much as been said against Mitt 'cause his sons choose to not be in the military, but they are adults and it would be wrong for Mitt to force his adult sons to do anything.

I just hope whoever is elected will terminate many federal programs and reduce the size of government.

concerned citizen said...

bring this country back to fiscal responsibility and keep it secure too. har har! We are supposed to trust another Republican for this?

J_G said...

Justadog said...I just hope whoever is elected will terminate many federal programs and reduce the size of government.

Terminating government programs is much more difficult than it ought to be. The only way to do it is cut the funding. If you were around back when the clintonista crime family was in the oval orifice thier schitckt was to accuse the Republicans of wanting to starve your grandmother and throw her out on the street for just trying to limit the size of growth of programs.

Of course the MSM would chime in and accuse the Republicans of being mean spirited for wanting to cut spending and nort mentioning that it was the limiting the growth of spending that was being proposed.

The mindset of the people has to be changed too. No longer can people think they are entitled to the government providing their life for them. You are talking about something that has to be taught in the schools about self reliance and rugged individualism but sadly they are teaching the children just the opposite. In order to put the government back to the size where it belongs to the people and not the other way around, core beliefs have to be changed.

Socialism vs individualism, Communism vs Capitalism. The left believes government is the source of all things where the right believes it is the individual that is the source of freedom and growth.

Hello Dian, nice to hear from you how are you doing? Speaking of Mitt Romney has anyone heard from Bathroom Hippo? He was a fervent Mitt supporter but he has disappeared off the radar screen.

bring this country back to fiscal responsibility and keep it secure too.... We are supposed to trust another Republican for this?

Looks like we will have to this time Dian, there's nobody worth the mentioning on the democrat side that's up to the task ;-)

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I'm almost ready to throw in with Mitt. Gotta wait for Florida, though.

J_G said...

Well, don't wait too long Word this bus is getting crowded Anyway that reminds of story that I heard from me cousin in Dublin last week...

Murphy lay in hospital covered in bandages head to foot - with just two little slits for his eyes.

'What happened to you?' asked Cassidy.

'I staggered out of the pub and a lorry hit me a glancing blow and knocked me through a plate glass window.'

'Begod,' said Cassidy. 'It's a good job you were wearing those bandages or you'd have been cut to ribbons!'

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

You sure are full of jokes, these days.

Gayle said...

LOL, Jennifer. Good joke! :)

I'm with Wordsmith. I'm going to wait out the Florida primary.

handmaiden said...

bathroom hippo...I haven't heard from him in a while but he might be mad at me. Our views are very different on somethings. But I do like the guy. one thing we do have in common is our hatred of the BBC troll. I sent hippo an E-mail not to long ago but haven't heard anything.

You are right in saying core beliefs have to change. I believe that very strongly. I also think this assumption is not quite correct:
"Socialism vs individualism, Communism vs Capitalism. The left believes government is the source of all things where the right believes it is the individual that is the source of freedom and growth." For one thing Capitalism does not necessarily lead to individual rights & freedom. & not everyone on the left is a communist.

Marie's Two Cents said...

Well I dont know what I'm going to do now.

I now have to make up my mind fast because my primary if Feb. 5

I am in a real pickle.

handmaiden said...

Vote your conscience!

J_G said...

Wordsmith said...You sure are full of jokes, these days.

I might as well make jokes, I won't be able to participate in selecting a nominee. I thought it was bad in PA by having our election in April but my friend from above Handmaiden, won't be able either, Oregon's primary is on May 20th.That is wrong in so many ways.

I in my local paper one of the editorial page writers go to different places around the county and he asks questions of citizens fgoinfg about their business, kind of like "man on the street".

The writer asked patrons of a local convience store if they thought our primary should be moved to Feburary so our vote would be more relevent. One person that idenfied herself as a teacher said "it doesn't matter because all our votes count no matter what the outcome". The others that were asked made even less sense than that teacher. This is when I realized all is lost for the future of the children. People are too stupid to vote in Pennsylvania so having our primary in April is the right thing to do.

J_G said...

You're right Dian not everyone on the left is a communist but every communist is on the left. Rugged individualism isn't exactly a hallmark of the left as it is with the rest of America. The left has made plenty of inroads though erasing the American ideals of ingenuity, American exceptionalism and the can do spirit my parents and Grandparents handed down to me. It has become more like; you'll never be able to succeed so the government is here to help you. You can still become rich and successful in America if you're willing to put forth the effort needed to do so. Communism and socialism (that's like saying atheist and agnostic) societies do not reward such exceptional behavior because your success and your achievements always belong to the state.

Marie, you vote for whoever you think will be the best candidate for the country and to run and beat the Clinton crime family.

handmaiden said...

You said this Rugged individualism isn't exactly a hallmark of the left as it is with the rest of America. & this:
It has become more like; you'll never be able to succeed so the government is here to help you.

That's just bullshit politiky talk.

It seems like You look at all the problems & say "Oh if we could only get back to the good old days."

The past is not as damn great as you ultra conservatives make it out to be.

Do not assume that I don't love the principles of the Constitution, the declaration of Independence & the bill of rights too. & You have to remember those were progressive ideas at the time.

The pendulum swings back & forth in the political arena but moderation is the key.

J_G said...

What I outlined to you Dian has been the democrat party line since FDR. They controlled congress for all those years and almost succeeded turning this nation into a complete entitlement society but somehow things were interrupted and now that Clinton crime syndicate is up to bat again they will attempt to finish the job. Now if you identify yourself as person that agrees with the type of ideology that believes the government should run the economy by taking over the healthcare system and turning into a mandated health plan you may be a socialist. You define yourself, I only point it out.

Gayle said...

Hi, Jennifer.

Well, I said I'd wait until after the Florida Republican debate to make up my mind. Walt and I both have decided to back Romney. :)

J_G said...

Well Gayle, I hope we're right about backing Mitt. I haven't always been right about the candidates I have supported but Mitt just says competence and a steady hand to me. I didn't see the debates last night. I was at work and just too tired to watch the repeat when I got home. Mike at Mike's America said Mitt did well. We'll see what happens.

Skye said...

Well, that would be an automatic NON vote for a Dem candidate.

Vote your conscience!

Mike's America said...

Today is Sunday, Jan. 27. Two days until the Florida primary and 9 days before Super Tuesday.

Last night, McCain got a HUGE boost with the endorsement of Florida Governor Crist adding to the endorsement of Senator Martinez.

These endorsements came at a crticial time as Romeny seems to be building up steam in the sunshine state:

The latest polls are ALL for Romney.

And on the talk radio station I monitor out of Jacksonville, Romney ads run every hour.

I feel bad for Rudy. For me, his style of leadership is the most appealing, but if I can accept Romney, even though in person I did not find him as appealing as Rudy.

Anyway, I think we'll do another live blog/chat Tuesday night for those who are interested in sharing their thoughts as the results come in.

Gayle said...

Hi, Jennifer. I wanted to bat Florida's governor over the head with a smart stick (or some kind of stick) when he endorsed McCain! Let's hope Florida's governor isn't quite as "beloved" as Fox News painted him. I would hate to think he would win it because of this endorsement.

J_G said...

Gayle, I think Romney is going to pull it out. The trend is saying Romney. McCain's personal attacks are hurtung him more than helping him. I want to see Mitt make Mccain go off the deep end so everyone can see that McCain can't take the heat and his temper controls his actions.