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My predictions for January were almost exactly right! Until the Romney camp and the GOP establishment went into nuclear panic mode after South Carolina, that is. Newt suddenly surged into the lead in Florida and nationally and they knew THAT could not happen. In 7 days, tens of millions in negative ads brought Newt down 10-20 points. JUST LIKE in Iowa. Imagine if those ads never happened…the polls stayed as they were trending and Newt wins Iowa. Romney is reeling, in 3rd place at best, and Santorum is OUT OF THE RACE the same day as Bachmann (seems like forever ago doesn’t it?). Mitt would still win NH, Newt would still win SC but by then, FL would be a 2 man race – as the rest of the Primary season would have been. Romney is quite simply using “divide and conquer” among us conservatives. He has even partnered with Ron Paul to concentrate all their $$ fire on Newt and Rick. I knew after FL that Newt would win nothing in February and likely would have to wait until Georgia to pick up significant delegates. And so it has come to pass.

There are payoffs and promises and backroom deals going on all over this county to get Romney the nomination. I know it for a fact. You probably have verifyable examples too. We CANNOT allow this to succeed my fellow conservative! Many of us are fickle; though we are loath to admit it, we are influenced by the very institutions we rally against. We allow ourselves to be TOLD how to think. This is NOT the way of the Right! And yes, I’m even talking to you Glenn Beck fans who swallow his anti-Gingrich screed with unquestioning glee. Rick Santorum, God love him, will NEVER beat Obama. Just like Ron Paul won’t. Just like Romney can’t. It would likely be close with Romney, but this 99% vs 1% narrative is a trap set specifically for him by the elite Left. And he is up to at least 8 or 9 “gaffes” in just the past 2 months that will be used in absolutely blistering fashion by the Obama machine. Don’t forget that he changes every position he has based on the office he is running for – don’t think that will be used to beat his corpse with? The established power in the GOP once again will push the wrong guy. I am convinced that it is a complete coincidence that GW Bush turned out to be a (mostly) conservative guy – that is the only reason he ever became President at all.

Romney should have won Michigan by 20 points between his bio and deep connections and money advantages. If not for the New England states and the “Mormon states”, he has no depth of support. If the Santorum and Gingrich votes would just consolidate, Romney would be battling Paul for last place in the delegate count. I implore you to re-examine Speaker Gingrich as the boldest, smartest, most fearless candidate, and YES a real conservative who has a unparralleled record of conservatism in office. As Thomas Sowell said today, the fate of the nation, and the West itself, may hinge on Super Tuesday. While I know the show will go on after that because of the lack of “winner take alls”, the stakes really are that high for we conservatives- and we are the MAJORITY, both on the Right and the electorate at large – to settle for Santorum or (shudder) Romney. We must take the fight to the Left, as Andrew Brietbart did.

Newt Gingrich Secures His Name on Delaware Primary Ballot
Dover, DE – The Newt Gingrich campaign submitted 1049 signatures to the Commissioner of Elections earlier this month.  The Commissioner’s office has formally certified this submission and Speaker Gingrich will be on the ballot in Delaware for the Delaware Presidential Republican Primary on April 24.
State Director Christopher Mantei is enthusiastic for the overwhelming support the Speaker has received during the signature process. “We believe that the overwhelming success in collecting signatures for the ballot and the support voiced among voters are tremendous indicators of momentum in this state that will materialize in Speaker Gingrich securing the Delaware Primary on April 24th. Republicans in Delaware have a clear choice between the leadership of Newt Gingrich, responsible government and a stronger America versus the failed policies of a Massachusetts moderate. I’m proud to have led the charge have Newt’s name placed on the ballot in Delaware.”
Republican voters in Delaware have propelled conservative Presidential Candidates forward in past years.  Ronald Reagan had Primary Victories in Delaware in both 1980 and 1984 where he subsequently carried Delaware in the General election.  Michael Reagan, son of the President, along with many other members of the Reagan administration have been campaigning with Speaker Gingrich in the 2012 election cycle. He is also being joined on the trail by conservative leaders such as Gov. Rick Perry, Herman Cain and Fred Thompson, and the list grows daily. The Delaware Gingrich campaign has established leadership in all 3 counties and in many precincts throughout the state.
Sussex County Chair and Tea Party leader Christie Shirey says, “I have endorsed Newt Gingrich because he is the one candidate that can not only beat Barack Obama, but will turn the campaign into a teaching experience on the importance of freedom and conservatism. Newt has inspired me not only through his performances during the debates, but through his speeches, ideals and his growth in his beliefs. Many Candidates claim to support the Tea Party Movement, but only Newt was a supporting member since the planning of the first Tax Day Tea Party Rally in 2009. He has the vision needed to return this Country to the people and its position of exceptionalism. I am thrilled to work for a candidate that I truly believe in.”
Delaware is has a winner-take-all Presidential Primary that will award 17 delegates. This is the first Republican Party in many decades that has the potential to be down to the wire with delegates and the 17 votes going to Delaware’s winner could be the margin of victory. Speaker Gingrich also recognizes this and will not be overlooking the First State. “We need big change in Washington if we are to return America to job creation and economic growth again,” said Gingrich.  “This campaign is about unleashing the American people to rebuild the America we love.  I look forward to bringing this message to the people of Delaware.”
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The potential challangers to Barack Obama currently stand  at 7: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman. The Primary process will eventually pick one of them. And I pray that neither Ron Paul nor Donald Trump pulls a 3rd party stunt run that will guanantee Obama’s reelection. So here is what I think:

Don’t know who will win Iowa tonight, but I will say that Bachmann will drop out tomorrow. Santorum buys himself a few weeks with strong showing. Down to 6.

After Romney wins New Hampshire (he HAS to), Hunstman will drop out. Down to 5.

Newt will win South Carolina easily. This may cause Santorum to drop out.

Newt will will Florida but not so easily. This sets up the rest of the cycle as Perry will drop out and Santurum will also if he hasn’t already. Down to 3.

That leaves Newt vs. Romney the rest of the way, with Paul taking 10%-15% of the vote as he usually does. He won’t drop out before the convention because he has enough money and he is retiring from the Congress this year (thank God) so he literally has nothing else better to do.

Once the anti-Romney vote consolidates around Newt, he will pull away and the nomination will officially be his on April 24 after the DE, PA, NY, CT and RI Primaries. OR…the GOP establishment gets so panicked and goes so negative against Newt that it is a bitter fight all the way to the convention with the possibility of brokering…oh joy!

Let the madness begin!

Up from the ashes,
Back from the depths
When the voices have risen
Fire becomes flesh…

We have been asleep for too long.

The sun shall arise,
my enemies yield,
purified by flames,
my true face unveiled

The Left will subside when the light of Truth is shined on them. And we will be the ones to do it.

The time has come, the stars aligned
it’s meant to be, I see the signs
out of the ashes, of beauty and power
a new beginning, this is the hour

The time HAS come, this IS the hour. Don’t let the beauty and power of America be left in the past.

Thirsty souls bound by the silence
shall be reborn by their own story
and when the voices have risen
we will seal this pact of resurrecting glory

We are bound together – from various backgrounds, we are One.

This is the year of the phoenix
let all legends come to life
turn the silence into thunder
believe in one more wonder

The once silent majority become sons of THUNDER.

Out of the old let the new arise
forged in fire stronger than demise

Iron sharpens iron…

Another season has come and gone
there will be another one
with true intents we march forever
always striving to be better

Conservatives are always striving to be better, truer, freer. But we must FIGHT.

Within the elusive dreamer
slumbers a beauty almost pale
now awakened and renewed
creating another haunting tale

We have awakened!

This is the year of the phoenix
let all legends come to life
turn the silence into thunder
believe in one more wonder

 

Year of the Phoenix – Pyramaze

Sorry, but it’s true. Here I present some crystal clear proof he is not. No leftist would EVER say the following:

“But even more disturbing than the threats from foreign terrorists is a second threat that is right here at home. It is an ideology so fundamentally at odds with historic American values that it threatens to undo the cultural ethics that have made our country great. I call it ‘secular-socialism.'”

“The Left has thoroughly infiltrated nearly every cultural commanding height of our civilization. That is, they hold power, influence and control of academia, the elite news media, Hollywood, union leaders, trial lawyers, the courts, the Congress, and the bureaucracy at all levels of government.”

“Barack Obama is the most radical President in American history. His administration combines the radicalism of Saul Alinsky, the corruption of Springfield, and the machine politics of Chicago. If they succeed in completing their agenda while in power, America will face becoming a European-style, high-tax, big-bureaucracy, low-economic-growth state.”

Bill O’Reilly: “So you think President Obama is a socialist?”   Newt Gingrich: “Sure. Of course he is.”

“I believe Sharia is a mortal threat to the survival of freedom in the United States and in the world as we know it”

“No mosques near Ground Zero so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia.”

“The left’s refusal to tell the truth about the Islamist threat is a natural parallel to the 70-year pattern of left-wing intellectuals refusing to tell the truth about communism and the Soviet Union”

“We must replace the welfare state with an opportunity society.”

“We need patriotic education. We need to reinstate U.S. history.”

“American conservatism at its best has always been focused on individuals, families and communities, not government.”

“It is false to suggest that Thomas Jefferson or any other Founding Father believed in a legal barrier to God in the public square.”

“One of the great debates of the near future will be individual versus group rights. It is a debate that must end decisively in favor of the individual.”

“By blaming everything on “society,” contemporary liberals are really trying to escape the personal responsibility that comes with being an American.”

“we should have two requirements for citizenship. You have to learn American history and pass a test about America, and you have to do it in English.”

“Look, the one thing we do know is that bureaucracy is not compassionate, that bureaucracy has not worked, that bureaucracy has not delivered.”

“You show me a judge who thinks we don’t have the right to say, “one nation under God” and I’ll show you somebody who shouldn’t sit in the Federal court.”

One of the most important concepts of the countercultural left is the idea of an all-powerful “society.” In their view “society” is always responsible for everything. If people murder and rape, it isn’t their fault, it’s the fault of “society.”

“True compassion is measured by our own good works, not by how many tax dollars we spend to support a failed federal bureaucracy. We’ve learned that the only way to truly help people is to empower them to help themselves.”

“Refuting the liberal strategy is quite easy. Washington and New York have the most stringent gun-control laws in the nation. In both cities every crime committed with a gun is already illegal. In almost every case, the very possession of the gun is already illegal. If gun control worked, should New York and Washington be quiet, peaceful cities?”

“The Left tells you about the Constitution every time they want to restrict your rights. If you want to put up a monument to the Ten Commandments, the Left says that’s against the Constitution. As long as the Left dominates, the only time the Constitution is cited is when they are restricting your rights….”

“When evil people tell you they want to do evil things, the safest thing is to believe them and that means this is war to the end: One side will win, one side will lose. And I have a very clear sense, I pick we win, they lose.”

“For 35 years the political and intellectual elite’s of political correctness have undermined the core values of American history so our young people may not know who George Washington is or they may not know who Abraham Lincoln is, but they do know what MTV is, and that is not progress, that is decadence, and we should say it bluntly.”

“every listener needs to understand is that in the minds of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the people who wrote that document, they literally meant that your rights come from God, that you then loan them to the government,  And therefore if we drive God out of the public square we drive out the source of our own rights and our own source of power.”

But this is the time and this is the place
And these are the signs that we must embrace
The moment is now, in all history
The time has arrived and this is the one place to be

It is often said the President of the United States is the most powerful person in the world. It is the most powerful office to be sure. Sorry Pope, sorry assorted Dictators, sorry Secretary General of the United Nations, you all lose. Like it or not, the Chief Executive of our nation wields the mightiest sword on our planet; economically, militarily, morally, diplomatically. The reality is that the world follows our lead. Being a citizen of this great land is not to be taken lightly. Our Republic is goverened by a Constitution that lays out the truth of the matter. “We the People” are in control. We are no different than the men who declared Independence in 1776: “with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.” The President is the servant and representative of the People, of YOU. You are the power behind the power – you hold all the cards. You choose the direction our nation, and thereby the world, takes. The individual American voter is the most powerful person not only in the world today, but in the history of the world.

We don’t just elect a President, we by extension choose all the people in his/her Cabinet and every Supreme Court Justice appointed in their term. Therefore we choose ALL of the policies the Executive enacts (monetary, energy, foreign policy and everything else) as well as the makeup of the Supreme Court. We are also responsible for that choice. 2012 will be the toughest, and likely dirtiest, election process we have ever seen in our lifetimes. Next week we begin to Speak. If you are not involved in the Primary process, shame on you. You cannot complain about the quality of a candidate unless you partake in choosing him/her. Unless you are running for office yourself, it behoves you to Speak.

The Power of the free individual will begin to be bestowed Jan 3. If you care about the future direction of your country (and therefore the world), and you reject the progressive socialist direction of Barack Obama , and also reject the “fait accompli” of his opponent already being chosen for you (the enigma known as Mitt Romney), it is time to Rise. Gird up with the Full Armor and prepare to be assaulted from every side, but know that the Power is in your hands. Don’t waste it.

Soul searching and adjusting course

Herman Cain has inspired me this past year like none other.  He has become, and will remain, one of my heroes. I hate the decision he made to end his campaign and I truly believe that history will vindicate his character. It is a huge victory for the forces of darkness in this world and I wish he had continued to fight. The fact is that filthy Aliknsy-ite  tactics took his candidacy down. Being completely honest, Cain’s foreign policy positions cost him valuable support also, but we unfortunately will never get to see just how transformative and transcendent a Cain nomination and Presidency would have been. I gave all I had for him in Delaware and nationally, but it was not to be. I had my period of mourning – anger, sadness, the whole enchilada.

So I was left with a conundrum; out of all the flawed candidates remaining, what should I do?  Should I just sit out the primaries and just go full “anti-Obama” in the summer? Should I throw my support half-heartedly behind someone else and hope for the best? The simple fact that I could not escape is this: I obviously cannot allow President Obama to be reelected but I also cannot allow Mitt Romney to be hoisted upon me and the rest of Conservative America as our alternative. As such, I took a hard look at the remaining field. I can never support Romney or Ron Paul. Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman have no mass appeal and should drop out immediately.  That leaves Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich. I really like Bachmann and think she has done a great job in Congress, but as I predicted months ago, she is a very divisive figure and is prone to gaffes. It is entirely possible that she will finish 4th in Iowa and will drop out afterward and concentrate on getting reelected in Minnesota. That leaves two men I have real problems with for various reasons. I don’t like either of their amnesty stances, I hate the fact that they are both career politicians, the list goes on. But basically, as the 3.5 million debates thusfar have shown, Perry is just not ready for primetime while Gingrich is.  A statement literally unbelievable to me just a week ago, here it is: I am now fully supporting Newt Gingrich for President of the United States.

One of the biggest reasons to support Newt is to have a chance to finish the job We the People sent him to do in the 90s (thanks to Ross Perot) and pass the Balanced Budget Amendment. I am convinced that our financial troubles will never be solved until we pass the BBA and the FairTax, so let’s at least get one starting next year. Another that I always admire in public figures is the courage to speak boldly. Say what you will about him, Newt has one giant set of cojones. So there it is, even given the things I have said about him in the past, it is time for Conservatives to unite behind Newt Gingrich to take down Mitt Romney and then Barack Obama. We may not like our decision in a few years but we know he is preferable to the other two. I will now do everything I can do help Newt 2012 in Delaware and nationally (as MANY former Cain supporters are committing to as well). Won’t you join me?

Herman Cain websites

These are the places to go if you want to find out more about Herman Cain or want to join up to be on his team with me and thousands of others. Remember there are places out there set up specifically to denounce Cain or deceive you – BE WARY. As for me, I have volunteered to be the Delaware State Coordinator assisting the Cain campaign organize support locally. See, anyone can be a “community organizer”! We will not be outworked on the social networks by ANYONE, especially President Obama’s goons.

Official:

www.hermancain.com

www.hermancain.wildfireplatform.com (supporters home page with teams, state groups, etc)

www.arealleader.com (fundraising/volunteer page)

www.facebook.com/thehermancain

www.twitter.com/thehermancain

www.twitter.com/cainpress

Semi-official:

www.facebook.com/draftcain.org  – “Elect Cain”: grassroots organization by state – you can search for your specific state by typing in your state name and “herman cain for president 2012”. The Elect Cain and Citizens 4 Cain organizations are approved by the Cain campaign but are not paid employees so are not part of the campaign per-se. (This is who I am working with)

Non-official:

www.hermancainforums.com

www.cain4pres.americantalk.net

There are other places of course, but I don’t want to overload your donkey! 🙂

Handicapping the Field

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Hearkening back to: https://mantei.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/election-2012-starts-now/

It concerns me that the Republican establishment wants to crown someone already – likely Romney. They are also trying to get Mitch Daniels into the race. Newt is a lost cause now, he should drop out immediately. Santorum garners respect, but he lacks the “new car smell” that we Patriots are demanding in 2012. He would also be on the defensive constantly, not a good recipe for success. Crazy Uncle Ron will continue to be himself, and Gary Johnson (a more sane libertarian) has no constituency to support him. Both should drop out, but only Johnson will. Nobody cares if Buddy Roemer or Jon Huntsman run or not. At least Barbour had the sense to pull the plug early. Pawlenty is kind of in the background, conservatives would support him, they just don’t love him. Though he and Romney have raised a LOT of money lately. I truly don’t see how Romney has credibility with primary voters on the Obamacare vs Romneycare issue. It’s just another flip flop right? I hope NOBODY is preparing to “hold their nose” at this early stage! Why is Bachmann delaying I wonder? Does she realize she and Cain will attract many of the same voters? Same for Palin, by the way. Props to Huckabee and Trump for finally teasing everyone. Now take a look at this: http://2012iowareport.com/ – post Huckabee and Trump, Herman Cain is already DOMINATING the Iowa polls. Look especially at “likely Caucus goers” where he has a nearly 22 point lead. Bachmann isn’t even a candidate yet and she is squarely in 2nd. Translation: the TEA party and social conservatives will decide Iowa, period. The question becomes, will the effect be similar in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada? I don’t see why it can’t. We must RISE and make it happen.

Assuming Palin and Daniels stay out and Bachmann jumps in, I truly think this is an unbiased handicapping of the field going forward:

Romney – lots of cash and free media coverage – FOX and Dick Morris won’t shut up about him. Will primary voters fall back once again on “paid his dues”? Fear of going with your heart and losing?

Pawlenty – as long as he doesn’t do anything dumb, will remain near the top as a low risk choice. (He and Romney would be hurt the most if Daniels gets in.)

Cain – his incredible surge will continue and eventually will be mentioned with the other two. His lack of political experience is the one and only negative about him – though not in my eyes (nor in countless thousands of others).

All 2 to 1 odds.

Bachmann – strong feelings for and against her among the electorate, looks like she is stuck in the middle. Palin would be here too. 10 to 1

Santorum – virtually no chance. 100 to 1

Paul – no chance.

Gingrich – no chance.

Johnson – no chance.

(same goes for Huntsman, Roemer, any other late comer with no name recognition)

As a Cain supporter, I feel the TEA party support would only be split by Bachmann or Palin, so I don’t want them to run. The “business experience” vote would be split only to Romney, he would be the only obstacle if the ladies are not there. Iowa is only 8 months away my friends, and the next debate is less than 4 weeks away…

PS – tune in Saturday at high noon in Atlanta for a major announcement! 🙂

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