Sunday, January 27, 2008

Floridaloo

Go Figure

Hillary the Great


Last night I watched the returns from the South Carolina Primary and even I was amazed that Barrack Obama had thoroughly beaten the Clintons by almost double the margin that was predicted. I watched Obama give his thank you address to a crowd of his supporters and he drilled home the reasons why he had won such an overwhelming victory over the Clintons. The Clintons had played the "race baiting" game and the people of South Carolina saw through this ploy and delivered Barrack Obama one of the few victories he will see in the democrat primaries.

Later I had made my tea and settled down after getting home from work. I listened to the speech Clinton gave to her disaffected supporters. Clinton told them this was a set back but she and her husband would go on campaigning to eventually win the primaries and go on to beat the Republicans in the fall. Clinton said she wanted to do this so she could give out free health care to everyone, make the rich poor and to restore the moral authority of America in the world's eyes.

I thought about that last statement for a moment, "moral authority". Then I thought about the the woman that just made this statement, "return the moral authority of America". I don't know about anyone else but it seemed to me that after watching the the downright dirty race baiting the Clintons used to try and beat Barrack Obamma in the South Carolina primary, the last words you could use in the same sentence to describe the actions of the Clintons is anything but "moral authority".

Barrack Mandela

Monday, January 21, 2008

Onward

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Another Win

Diamond Shoal_Winslow Homer


Tonight when I got home from work and turned on the news I found out that the candidate I have endorsed, Mitt Romney, had won the Michigan primary. Congratulations Governor Romney, you deserved the win. Not only did Mitt Romney win the Michigan primary he beat the next highest candidate by 8 percentage points which is an overwhelming win to me. OK, nice win Governor but the fight goes on. The next stop for the candidates is South Carolina on Saturday. I think with this overwhelming victory over John McCain and Mike Huckabee that Mitt has a good chance of winning South Carolina too.

Mit Romney is a decent guy and is working hard for every vote that he gets. Quite frankly I think he's the only viable candidate to beat the Clinton smear machine. Mitt Romney was the Governor of Massachusetts and that scares some of my rather conservative friends but I say Mitt is an honorable man that will be strong on defense, strong on the economy and he may not please everyone when it comes to some social issues. That's just being honest and upfront with all my friends and those considering voting for another candidate. Some of the other candidates claim their conservative records are consistant. I say to them that in this election you may claim consistant conservative ideals but you have to be elected to implement those ideals.

Lets' see what happens next. I am FOR Mitt Romney for President.

Thanks Tom, I was thinking of you and your help "towing the line" for Mitt Romney's win when I chose the Winslow Homer painting for my "artwork du jour".

Sunday, January 06, 2008

My Endorsement

Mitt Romney


I made myself sit down and watch the Fox News Presidential Forum and nothing has changed for me. I usually don't get very worked up about Primaries. I learned a hard lesson about that many years ago when I wasted a lot of my time and resources only to find out my vote or opinion does not count in Presidential Primaries. I will have no say in who the nominee will be thanks to powerful school board interests in Pennsylvania. Those school board interests block us from changing our primaries so our vote in the Presidential Primary is moot for their own petty parochial interests. They always tell us that they don't want to change the voting to February because it's too cold in February. That's horse apples, they don't want to change it because their budgets are scheduled to be submitted by the first of the year and that is too close to elections and voters might take issue how high their taxes are about to be raised and vote the tax and spenders out. That's reality for all you Ronulans out there posting Ron Paul signs in Thorndale and West Chester.

Anyway, if my vote did count I would go out and vote for Mitt Romney. Governor Romney is the only candidate on the Republican side that is prepared and has the stamina to go against the Clinton attack machine.

During the forums I observed the same behavior from John McCain that I have always noticed about him. There is this seething anger just below the surface that seems like at any moment he is going to explode.

As far as the other candidates are concerned. None of them seemed especially interested in being there. Fred Thompson has good ideas but he came off to me like he was saying "OK do I have to still keep campaigning?" Governor Huckabee still thinks he's a side show barker or snake oil salesman selling medicine we all know is not good for us. I don't know what happened to Rudy, it doesn't seem like it matters if he loses in New Hampshire or not. I think every vote should be gone after and Rudy is making a big mistake ignoring people that will vote for him if he went after their vote. This is going to be the third primary and he hasn't even placed in the top five yet. Rudy seems to be under the impression that he can win by going after the big States rich in delegates like Florida. That strategy is risky and serves to alienate conservative voters that have to be respected.

This is how I see things right now. Things may change later on but the only candidate I see as able to go head to head with the people that are going to stop at nothing to get elected is Mitt Romney. Make no mistake about it, Obama will eliminated by the Clinton attack machine in fairly short order. A lightweight like Obama is no match for the dirty politics that the Clinton organized crime family is capable of.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres_ Madame d'Haussonville


I wish all my friends and readers a very Happy New Year.



The Two Streams

Behold the rocky wall
That down its sloping sides
Pours the swift rain-drops, blending, as they fall,
In rushing river-tides!
Yon stream, whose sources run
Turned by a pebble's edge,
Is Athabasca, rolling toward the sun
Through the cleft mountain-ledge.
The slender rill had strayed,
But for the slanting stone,
To evening's ocean, with the tangled braid
Of foam-flecked Oregon.

So from the heights of Will
Life's parting stream descends,
And, as a moment turns its slender rill,
Each widening torrent bends, --

From the same cradle's side,
From the same mother's knee, --
One to long darkness and the frozen tide,
One to the Peaceful Sea!

Oliver Wendell Holmes