An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 1 January 2008
Mr Ol’ Broad just brought up a good point. Since some airports and colleges are installing foot baths to accommodate the Muslims, can non Muslims use them too? I mean, after all, non Muslims need clean feet too, right? What do you think would happen? Would there be law suits all over the place? Wouldn’t it be discrimination to deny others use of the foot baths?
What every young lady needs to complete her ensemble:
H/T: Freedom Folks
It’s time to step up, Fred. Conservatives need a leader about whom we have no major reservations. The only one looming out there about you is your failure, so far, to persuade voters you want the job.
All of the GOP candidates are vastly superior to all of the Democrat candidates, but here’s the way I see the field now.
Now there’s an understatement! Even Ron Paul!
Rudy is a strong leader and very good on national security and the war. But he is a social-issues liberal, whose pledge to appoint originalist judges is encouraging — but not completely convincing.
An anti 2nd Amendment, pro baby murder and pro homosexual president just doesn’t do it for me!
John McCain is a war hero and a patriot. He has been strong on Iraq but disappointing on Guantanamo, tough interrogation techniques and other war-related issues. He is not a supply-sider and is abysmally bad — obviously — on campaign finance reform and thus free speech. Also profoundly troubling is his history of sycophancy toward the liberal media elite and, in turn, their sporadic love affair with him.
I’m sure McCain is a real nice guy, and he is strong on many issues. He is a true hero. That’s being said, anyone remember his assault on the 1st Amendment? That little thing called McCain/Feckless Weasel (Feingold)? How ’bout pushing amnesty? Or his vote against the tax cuts?
Mike Huckabee, I believe, is a strong and sincere Christian. That means a lot to me. It doesn’t bother me that he wears it on his sleeve — assuming he’s not being exploitive of his religion, and there, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. Every candidate’s worldview guides his beliefs and agenda, and it would be far worse for Huckabee to deny the strong influence of his worldview in forming his identity and contributing to his ideology. It’s one thing to be upset with Huckabee if you believe he has used his Christian credentials subtly to highlight and demean Mitt Romney’s Mormonism, but I don’t believe that’s what he’s done. Christians shouldn’t be accused of attacking other faiths when they are simply promoting their own.
Huck seems to be a nice guy too. Maybe too nice? On the other hand, he wasn’t all that nice to the residents of Arkansas. What makes us think he’d be nice to the rest of us? And do we really want a ‘nice’ leader of the free world? I’d rather have tough.
Mitt Romney is a man I’ve warmed to as the campaign has unfolded. I began with great skepticism because of his major, far-too-recent flips on major issues. Certain aspects of his record — even after his conversion — cast doubt on his commitment to the unborn and traditional marriage. He also strikes me as a bit too coiffed, too robotic and too much of a politician. But I do see Romney as a very likeable man who is saying almost all of the right things, pun intended, and who, if he is the man he holds himself to be, will make a great president.
I definitely like Mitt. The problem I’ve had, he came to the conservative side too recently. Not that this is a bad thing. Better late than never. I question whether or not he ‘saw the light’ just for the purpose of running for president. It wouldn’t be the first time it’s happened.
That leaves us with Fred. I must confess that Fred is the only one I don’t have major reservations about — apart from his electability. Yes, I worry that he supported McCain-Feingold and that he might not be a strong supply-sider. But on most issues, he seems reliably conservative and appears to have a solid and strong character. I do believe that with Fred, we know what we are getting.
Yeah, that McCain/Feingold is a worrisome thing, but the fact that he’s flat out said it was a major mistake and would work to overturn it is encouraging.
I find his lack of “fire in the belly” refreshing. He strikes me as one of the few presidential candidates since Ronald Reagan whose primary motivation is not personal aggrandizement but rather serving and leading the nation in very troubled and dangerous times. I see him as almost being drafted into this project, and his refusal to drool publicly over the prospect of becoming the most powerful man in the world is positively delightful.
As I’ve said before, I don’t need a president to knock my socks off. I want a strong leader who won’t take crap from anyone….including the scum we’ve got supposedly representing us in D.C. Sadly, it seems too many want to be wooed for their vote, instead of looking at the BIG picture, and realizing this person is going to be running the show for four years. Do we want to pay for someone else’s doctor bills, or do we want a MAN stand head and shoulders above the pettiness, kick ass and let Allah sort it out?
That said, he needs to make a more convincing case to the voters, which will require a greater display of enthusiasm that he views these as both perilous and promising times and that he is the best man, overall, to navigate the ship of state through these times.
So, Fred, please, as distasteful as it may be to you, it’s time to step up and prove you want it. Time is short.
Yep! Kick it up a few notches, Fred! Time’s a wastin’!