Posts Tagged ‘Santorum’

Super Tuesday Results

Posted by Troy on 6th March 2012 in Current Events, Political

I doubt anyone is surprised at the results today.  I feel that the masses have been compelled to vote for Romney because “He’s the most electable” without any explanation as to why he is the most electable.  I wish that people could see that you cannot carry the general election with “Elect Romney!  He’s electable!”  I haven’t met anyone who supports Romney because they like Romney.  At least the other candidates have something going for them:

Newt has raw intelligence and a great understanding of history.  He is also the best debater out there.  I don’t know of any one who hates Obama that wouldn’t pay to see a debate between Obama and Newt.  His worst problem is the fact that the media hates him and does their best to destroy him.  It’s actually a bit sickening to watch the attacks against Newt (and others such as Palin).  I don’t see how we can believe that the media is supposed to be impartial.  I go into detail that the media was infiltrated by the Left in my novel 2084, and they did that to destroy their enemies and brainwash the youth.

Santorum has a comforting blandness.  Oddly, his faith is his biggest problem.  Why is it that being religious is a problem in America?  Freedom of religion has come to mean freedom from religion.  Here again, I discuss the war on religion in 2084 because religion gives a higher law than that of the government.

Ron Paul is the most steadfastly Constitutional candidate out there.  It is a shame that we strayed from the Constitution in the 1930s.  If we hadn’t, I do not believe we would have all these problems we have now.  We would not have had the debt, the breakdown of the American family, entitlements, and the hatred of America overseas.   Unfortunately, his Constitutionality is his weakness.  By not following the Constitution for so long, we have created so many problems that going instantly back to the Constitution would be like a druggie quitting cold turkey – it might kill him.  Could you imagine if we converted to a gold standard overnight?  His biggest problem is Iran, which was also caused by our unconstitutional foreign policy.  Our only hope is to go back to the Constitution, but it must be done in the same deliberate manner as the Left used to bring us to the brink of Socialism and destruction.

Romney…has the best hair?  I really hope that gas hits over $5.00 a gallon.  He’s gonna need the help, especially when Obama declares war on Iran out of desperation to stay in office for 4 more years.

Long Live the Constitution!

Florida Debate

Posted by Troy on 26th January 2012 in Political

Ron Paul finally won a debate!  All of his answers were dead on right, and the crowd loved it.

Newt got his nose broken (mostly by Paul).  It was a rough night for him.

Romney also had some troubling skeletons came up.  His retort of “I don’t know what my financial adviser and campaign ads are doing,” isn’t really going to fly.

I have to say, even Santorum brought his A game and had some of the best answers of the night (behind Paul).  I think his two shining moments were talking about Honduras and how his Christianity matters (although Ron Paul’s answer was a close second).

Florida Debate Results

Posted by Troy on 23rd January 2012 in Current Events, Political

Mitt and Newt squared off in a battle royal (at least in the beginning).  I felt like Santorum and Ron Paul were largely ignored.

Romney – He did okay.  The problem for him is okay is not good enough.  You cannot try to sound eloquent and stammer.  It’s just not going to work.  If you wanna talk like Reagan, you better do a better job of it.

Newt – Newt had another solid performance with a lot of back and forth.  I think that Ron Paul did the best attack against him over him stepping down.  His weakness has been exposed though.  He is going to be attacked constantly about being a lobbyist.  I do think he did a great job turning it around on the Medicare point.

Santorum – He wasn’t given a lot of air time.  He did some good for himself in making the point that Mitt and Newt supported three of the the main policies of Obama.  Unfortunately, he didn’t get enough air time where he could actual make some ground.

Ron Paul – It was another rough night for him.  He didn’t get a lot of airtime, and people don’t often like to hear the truth.  His response to Cuba being a platform for terrorist should have been, “And perhaps if we had been trading with them, they would view us as a valuable trading partner and not want to help the terrorists because we are too important to them.”  He was also hurt on Iran again, despite everything he said being true (that a blockade is an act of war, so why are we shocked that they are threatening these types of things).  I still like him as he is the only one that promotes the Constitution.  He is right about how the Constitution would have prevented all this.

If I had to rank my preferences: Ron Paul, Clint Eastwood (landslide victory), Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and finally Mitt Romney.  Ron Paul is the only one offering any alternative to the policies that got us into this mess in the first place.

Long Live the Constitution!

Debate Results

Posted by Troy on 19th January 2012 in Current Events, Political

I think we’re finally down to the four legitimate choices.

Romney – Still playing prevent defense.  He’s trying to be Ronald Reagan with a bit of flowery speech about the soul of America, but there’s a key difference:  Reagan believed deeply in what he was saying; Romney is saying what he thinks he needs to say to get elected.

Gingrich – Started off strong and fought off attack after attack.  I also liked his step-by-step explanation on the immigration problem.  I think he has a lot of character flaws.  I also think that he would be a big government kind of guy, but he does have a lot of good ideas.  It would be entertaining to see him debate Obama.

Santorum – I just don’t know what it is about this guy.  On the issues, I think he’s fairly solid, but there’s just something about his face that makes me think, “You’re a slimy little bastard.”  I don’t know why that is.  He attacks everyone else.  I guess it’s as though he can”t raise himself up, so he just has to tear the others down.  The more I see him, the less I like him.

Ron Paul – Man, they just ignored him!  What is up with that?  The other three were so busy attacking each other that he just got left out.  I think this debate went better for him.  He’s admitting that he’s got a great message, but he’s not the best messenger, which is good and true.  Again, everything he said is true.

I believe that these four are the most electable.  I think Ron Paul would actually do better in a general election than in the primary.  However, given the nature of everything, I am hoping that the Supreme Court slaps down Obamacare.  It’s going to take a perfect run (maintain control of the House, get 60+ members in the Senate, and win the Presidency) to get rid of Obamacare.  If it stays in place, we will be doomed in short order.

Long Live the Constitution!

South Carolina Debate

Posted by Troy on 16th January 2012 in Current Events, Political

Here’s my take:

Romney – Man, what a slimy guy.  His answer about his tax return says it all.  Still, it was the typical, down the middle performance full of sound bites you might expect from him at this point.

Gingrich – Who wouldn’t want to see this guy debate Obama?  I think we all enjoyed wanting him eviscerate Juan Williams.  He had a lot of cheerworthy lines and a lot of good plans throughout.

Ron Paul – He did well…except for the Osama bin Laden debacle.  I think that’s gonna cost him.  Also, suggesting that our jingoist attitude gets us in trouble isn’t popular.  I’m thinking he did himself in on this one. 

Santorum – Is it me, or is this the guy that just corrects your grammar when you argue with the guy?  He nitpicks and splits hair.  He’s kinda slimy too, in my opinion.  I’m liking him less these days. 

Perry – Ya know, he finally looks half decent, but he still deserves to be at the bottom of the barrel.  He just held up well this time because no one really paid much attention to him.  If he had the full attention again, he would crumble.

Iowa Results

Posted by Troy on 4th January 2012 in Current Events, Political

Now I would like to give my two cents on the results of Iowa:

Romney:  He won by 8 votes after spending a fortune.  If Bachman had dropped out, then he would have lost to Santorum as none of her votes would have gone to Romney.  Despite Ann Coulter and others supporting him, I don’t think he will be the last man standing.

Santorum:  He’s my second choice.  I do think he’s forgettable.  He gives pretty solid answers to questions.  Overall, I like him best of the “Same old, same old” candidates.

Ron Paul:  I would have liked for him to do better.  I think he would do better if they just allowed candidates to discuss their platforms instead of doing debates.  Whenever they ask him a question on debates, it’s about Iran and newsletters and other things that don’t matter.  Really, compared to the impending demise of the dollar and our economy, whatever Iran does is meaningless.  If we go bankrupt, we can’t do anything about them having a nuke anyway.

Gingrich:  I think he may have shot himself in the foot by abandoning his “nice guy” act.  That was the only hope he had.

Perry:  I just think he’s too far down to have any hope.  I also think he’d be destroyed by the media and Obama.

Bachman:  It was her last gasp, and she quit.  I like her, but she’s not meant to be President.

Huntsman:  If you lie down with dogs, you get fleas.  He needs to drop.

I’m predicting Santorum will get the nomination, but I will continue to hold out hope for Ron Paul.  Stranger things have happened.

Debate Results

Posted by Troy on 9th November 2011 in Political

Here’s my impression of the candidates:

Santorum:  Who?  Sadly, I like what he says much of the time, but this guy is utterly forgettable.

Huntsman:  He had some good answers, but he still comes across as a politician who is willing to say whatever he needs to say to get your vote.  He is also too afraid to take a stand.

Perry:  Oh, poor Perry.  He needs to just call it quits.  When he fumbled for the third Department he would cut, it was just painful.  He is just inarticulate.  Worse than that, he has become afraid to take a stand.  He is viewing every question as a possible pitfall.

Bachman:  Bachman had some solid answers tonight, but she blends into the background.  She is close to being forgettable, and that’s not good.  She lacks the strength of presence to be President.

The top four:

Ron Paul: Ah, they refrained from having him talk about foreign politics inside national defense.  He really shone. 

Romney:  As slimy as I typically find the guy, he actually gave some really solid answers.  I still don’t trust him, but at least he’s stopped straddling every issue.

Cain:  Cain did great.  He gave some pretty strong answers on most of the questions.  He did have a couple of weaker answers, but above all, he was damn loveable.

Newt Gingrich:  Say what you will.  Every answer, a great answer.  Based solely on answers, he’s the strongest candidate.  The question is can he overcome the prejudice against him.