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If he ever did have any hope of being nominated, much less winning the Presidency, the actions of the past week have put that to rest. At BEST he has proved himself to be a “Northeast Republican”. IE fiscally responsible (in word, not always deed), a leftist on social issues, and interested in GOP Establishment money and “compromise” with Democrats. Now that he has accepted Obamacare and has been dis-invited from CPAC, the gig is up.

He has a 70% approval rating in New Jersey and the Dems don’t even want to run a candidate against him this November – another term as Governor is already assured. But if he truly has dreams of the Presidency, he should know that he will never survive the primary process in 2016. I’m a Jersey boy, I love his moxie, but he’s just more of the same. I implore my fellow Conservatives not to give one penny or minute of your time to Chris Christie over the next 3.5 years.

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And…exhale…

I’ve worked pretty hard the past 20 months or so looking towards the 2012 election. Time to exhale and re-prioritize. I have neglected my blog in a major way and I am sorry to my inner writer for that! So here is a summary:

Unfortunately, I was dead-on correct about Mitt Romney. I fought hard against his nomination because I truly believed that he would lose to Obama. I’m not here to place blame or make excuses, only to say that my fears were realized. My attempts to help get Kevin Wade elected Senator from here in Delaware were also not met with success. Is somebody trying to tell me to get the hell OUT of the Political game?? Perhaps. The good side:

Through the Cain campaign I met many new friends all over America including 2 of my now closest ones; they know who they are.

Through the Gingrich campaign I forged relationships with all of the biggest names in Delaware’s conservative movement; elected officials, candidates and activists; as well as the state GOP executive director. 😉

Through the Wade campaign I met many of the most dedicated Patriots in the state, including one who is so tireless I am not sure he is even human. Ironically he is from the Ron Paul camp, but as a fellow committed Christian and lover of Liberty I know we will work very closely together for years to come.

More than the defeats though, was the realization that the culture is not what I thought it was. The Church is half-asleep and therefore ineffectual. I now know that Elections are lagging indicators, not leading ones, of the nation. People must be told the TRUTH, and the LIARS must be challenged and not be allowed to frame the debate any longer in our Culture.  That is what my focus will be in my new endeavors.

#1 – Do a radio show again. It has been a love of mine since I was a child and I miss it dearly. BlogTalkRadio has a great format and my new show will launch soon. It will be called “Things Not Seen”. Of course, the title has many meanings. Would you expect anything less of me??

#2 –  Start a business. Combining the cultural, political and personal lessons learned of the past 2 years, it needed to happen. It is completed on the paperwork level, just working on getting it ready for full public launch. For now, take a sneak peek at trinitymediaonline.com .

#3 – Rand Paul 2016. Truly our only hope…

 

Reviewing the Landscape

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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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Contact: 
R.C. Hammond
Press Secretary
rch@newt.org
Joe Jerome
DE State Communications Director

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.”

Nobody is excited about Mitt Romney as a candidate. Nobody. 90% of his polling support comes from “I think he can probably beat Obama”. That’s lazy and defeatist. Take an honest look at his business record. This is not to denigrate it at all, only to compare. Put aside the plethora of rich contacts Mitt Romney has (Mort Zuckerman, Robert Kraft, etc), and the wealth of the man himself, most people say they support him for President (making him the “front runner”) because of his business background and that is just what America needs right now. Hard to argue with that, except that Herman Cain’s business record is better. MUCH better. First of all, Romney has never run a business per se. He was put in charge of a venture capital fund by his boss in 1983. Through shrewd negotiating skills (which nobody denies he has), Romney convinced Bill Bain to cover him financially while also taking the risk (IE “Bain Capital”). It worked in starting up some very successful companies like Staples, Dominos Pizza and The Sports Authority. Due to this and his ties to BYU, he was asked to run the 2002 Olympic committee and did a great job there. Romneys skills are in deal-making, buying and selling companies, being a spokesman and salesman. That’s why he is so competent at debates etc. His dad being governor of Michigan doesn’t hurt either. To summarize: graduated from college (2 colleges at once actually, Harvard business and law), was hired by Bain, ran Bain Capital, became CEO of Bain for a short time (ran against Ted Kennedy for Senate in 1994 and lost), then left Bain in 1999 to run the Salt Lake Games. He parlayed the Olympic success into election as Governor of Mass in 2002 with 49% of the vote (producing the signature Romneycare). He did not seek re-election in 2006 as he was already out of state most of that year laying the groundwork for the 2007 primary season.  So: 20 years at Bain, 3 years Olympics, 4 years Governor, last 5 years unemployed/running for President.

But if primary voters are REALLY honest with themselves this time, they will have to see the much better record of Herman Cain. If Romney’s is “good enough”, Cain’s is on another level entirely. There is no debate about it. To describe him simply as “former Godfather’s Pizza CEO” is downright insulting. We all know he rescued Godfathers from the brink of collapse. Did you also know:

Worked his way up the corporate ladder at Coca Cola, was a VP at Pillsbury and Burger King Corporations. Single-handedly rescued 400 Philadelphia region Burger Kings in the 1980s, by the way. Has been CEO or served on the Board of Directors at: Hallmark Cards Inc., Godfather’s Pizza, Inc., Digital Restaurant Solutions, Retail DNA, UtiliCorp United Inc., Aquila Inc., Bell Research Companies, Inc., Whirlpool Corp., AGCO Corp., Nabisco Inc. and Nabisco Holdings Corp, National Restaurant Association, Reader’s Digest Association Inc. Board member then Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He was appointed to serve on the U.S. Economic Growth and Tax Reform Commission, was the 1991 recipient of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association’s Operator of the Year/Gold Plate Award, and has received 8 honorary doctorate degrees: Morehouse College, New York City Technical College, Suffolk University, Johnson & Wales University, Creighton University, Purdue University, Tougaloo College and the University of Nebraska. (Aside from all that, he is literally a rocket scientist working as a missile ballistics mathematician for the Navy WHILE getting his computer science degree at Purdue.)

Think Mitt Romney is the best “business candidate” for 2012? Think again. And don’t just think, ACT. Don’t allow the “old money” rich Republican establishment to dissuade you. Romney is NOT a fait accompli. Remember how Herman Cain took down Bill Clinton in 1994? Wait until he gets a hold of Barack Obama. YOU must help him. If you are honest with yourself, you will not only admit Cain is clearly the best “business” candidate but that you must actively support him with your money and time. We have 6 months to take our county back. Yes we CAIN!

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! 🙂

Herman Cain quote of the day

No political correctness

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“And to my critics who are scouting for more of my weaknesses to write about, I will give you three you have not discovered yet. I don’t know everything. I don’t pander to groups.  And I am terrible at political correctness.”

And here’s a bonus for reading this posting: “It’s Cain. C-A-I-N, like in the Bible. Except I never killed anybody.”

 

 

Fake “tea party” candidates

DONT TREAD ON ME

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There is no “TEA Party” party! If you ever see a candidate on a ballot with that as their party affiliation, do NOT vote for that person. They are a FRAUD. The TEA party movement has members of the major parties in it, as well as Libertarian, Constitution, etc in addition to Independents like me. But we are NOT an organized political party; it is like that for a reason and we like it that way.

The special election in NY-26 this week was just the latest example of Leftists gaming the well-meaning TEA party voters. They put up a Democrat shill named Jack Davis and ran him under the “tea party” designation. Not a big deal you say? Here were the results: Hochul (D) 48%, Corwin (R) 42%, Davis (TP) 9%. That’s right, the Democrat won by 6 points and the phony tea party candidate got 9. That’s the margin of victory and then some, my friends. And you can bet they will continue to recruit these loser, jerk, pathetic liars in every election they can up to Nov 2012. Don’t be deceived!

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Herman Cain

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Amazing debate last night for Herman Cain. Though I was pleasantly surprised by Rick Santorum‘s performance, the reaction of those seeing Cain for the first time was beyond my widest expectations: http://youtu.be/VXHX1AyHU4Q

I literally cheered and clapped so loudly I nearly woke up my children. Pawlenty did ok, and Johnson and Paul both towed the Libertarian line. But Crazy Uncle Ron is the same guy he was 4 years ago when he won zero states and just a few dozen delegates. No matter if the future debates include Romney, Gingrich or Trump, Cain will still prove to be the most capable and authentic. This guy is “for real” and the people – the real people – the grassroots – the primary voters who really care – are and will continue to see it. No matter where this Cain Train ends up, I am so glad to have been on board from such an early stage. Won’t you help me and thousands more to elect this man and make sure he is the one to replace Barack Obama?

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