I have not had anything worth posting about for a while, but I had some thoughts running through my head that I wished to share. These thoughts were sparked by the fairly recent news that my choice for President, Herman Cain, had officially suspended his campaign.
I, of course, am upset that the obvious character-assassination of my candidate was successful. However, I would like to use this as a teaching moment for all of you out there who take any interest in political events.
As a conservative, I feel it important to demonstrate that this attack upon the Herman Cain campaign proves that the Democrat Party opposes conservatives because they know we win elections, while the Republican Party opposes conservatives because they think we lose elections.
An interesting thought, I know … but I feel it holds water when you analyze the systematic slandering of Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, and other conservatives like them who are slapped with the label that they are, “too old, too stupid, too out-of-touch … too unqualified to even be considered worthy to run for public office.”
I find it most unfortunate that the leaders of my movement are targeted by both parties without any semblance of fair treatment. Now that Herman Cain is out, I feel safe in predicting that Newt Gingrich will be next to feel the full-force wrath of the media … only time will tell.
It is unfortunate that Herman Cain was attacked so viciously by the Democrat party. But, it is a real embarrassment when we see the Republican news establishment doing the same thing … it betrays the fact that they are ashamed of the conservative wing of the party.
I also feel it unfortunate that so many Americans are under the impression that middle-of-the-road moderation and compromise is the way to win elections. Moderation and compromise have their place, but when it comes to principle, it seems to me that if you are running against another candidate, you would want to set yourself up as being diametrically opposed to that person in every possible way.
In other words … when we consider the damage done by President Obama and his forces while in power, do we Republicans want a candidate who will slap a band-aid on the problem, or do we want someone who will lead a full-out, life-saving surgery?
To my Republican friends out there, I hope that you will examine the lessons learned in the John McCain campaign … do we really want a repeat of that disaster?
Do we really want to have another so-called “moderate” run against Obama? Or do we want someone who actually has a set of clear and concise principles that will provide a viable option to the Obama policies we have suffered under for the past few years?