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SANTORUM LOST ME AT GOODBYE

 

By J.B. Williams
March 1, 2012
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Like many Christian Conservatives desperately seeking just one capable decent honest pro-American presidential candidate this year, I was watching with interest to see if any of the GOP candidates could really emerge as a clear leader of deep conservative conviction and principle. But once again, the International Left is playing the American Right like a finely tuned fiddle.

Mitt Romney is clearly the RNC chosen one, like McCain in 2008 -- the “safe bet” beauty contestant able to attract voters from across the much divided political spectrum, under the misguided belief that the GOP needs to run an Obama-Lite in order to defeat Obama. People who buy this fallen theory probably buy into Romney. Of course, they bought McCain in 2008 too… on the same false premise.

It was equally obvious that libertarian fringe candidate Ron Paul would become the GOPs Ralph Nader, always around, but never actually in the race. Paul has now lost 10-for-10, running dead last with only 11% of the popular vote and 7.9% of the delegate count. It’s a career high achievement for the man who has been running for president since 1988, but is still not much of a factor in the big picture.

Paul supporters are learning the hard way that “voting no” does not a résumé make… and, that it ain’t too easy for a libertarian to win the nomination in any party except the libertarian party.
With others like Perry and Bachmann out of the race early, that leaves only Santorum and Gingrich for serious consideration.

To be sure, Santorum was able to focus in on hot-buttons for Christian Conservatives, talking about morals and ethics, religion and the social demise that is leading to a total collapse of the greatest nation on earth. I too, had hoped that Santorum could eventually emerge as a serious principled and capable leader. It was not to be…

Santorum just lost me at goodbye!

The RNC destroyed itself a long time ago when it opened up its primaries to anti-GOP voters. The idea that liberal Democrats and Independents should have an equal say in the nomination of a GOP candidate was suicide from the start. Of course the enemy would come in and vote for Republican candidates that their Democrat candidate could defeat in the general election. That doesn’t even require any imagination folks…

When Rick Santorum broke ranks with conservative Republicans in Michigan and went after liberal Democrat voters, pandering to the lowest common interest of the enemy in a brazen political backstabbing as if the future is just a game, he proved to me that he is nothing more than just another political parasite willing to do anything it takes to feather his own nest.

It is much more than dirty politics. It is a glimpse into who this person really is… and what he is willing to do to advance his own ambition for political power. All of his flowery rhetoric went right out the window.

I didn’t leave Rick Santorum, he left me. No excuse will do. The man simply sold his soul in Michigan. It was an unbridled and unethical maneuver totally void of principle. There is no other way to define it. I am forced to refer to Rick as the new Arlen Spector now… That leaves Gingrich…

The only Statesman in the race?

The man definitely has serious baggage. At the onset of the 2012 GOP primaries, I assumed that career politico Newt Gingrich might be the most unlikely candidate to ever win my support. That’s before I got a good look at all of the others…

Since we can only vote for people who are actually in the race, I have no choice but to begin looking at the men in that race. As of this morning, a little over 4.1 million primary votes in ten state contests have been counted and here are the results.

It’s a “two-man race” – obviously not counting the man running in second place. Gingrich is nowhere to be found in the election reporting, but he is running in second place with no real campaign and no money.

The press is once again reporting that this is a “two-man race” this morning and they don’t mean Gingrich. According to the press, only Romney and Santorum are in the race for the GOP nod, despite the fact that it is actually Newt Gingrich who is in second place by popular vote, and well within striking distance of Santorum in the delegate count even though Gingrich didn’t campaign in Arizona or Michigan.

At best (or worst), it is a three-man race, Romney, Gingrich and Santorum.

Here’s what we know…

The true historian in the room is Newt Gingrich
Gingrich has a real résumé – much more than voting no
Gingrich is also imperfect
No candidate can turn this country around on their own

Am I endorsing Newt Gingrich? No, I’m just stating facts as they exist.

Fact is -- I never would have imagined a few months ago that Newt Gingrich would emerge as the most honest politician in the GOP race. While the other three candidates attempt to convince voters that they are not politicians at all, they are actually performing like the worst sort of politicians. Gingrich is at least openly apologetic about his personal shortcomings and yet, proud of his real accomplishments throughout his significant political career.

There is something to like and dislike about every candidate. Truly decent, intelligent honest people do not run for political office at this moment of historic political crime and corruption.

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There are four GOP candidates – a RINO, a Fraud chasing Democrat votes, a Libertarian also chasing Democrat votes and a career politician with some baggage.

Pick one… but pick one who can offer voters a real alternative to Obama and Clinton, with a track record of accomplishment and the unapologetic backbone to do the unpopular. Obama-Lite cannot defeat Obama.

I don’t endorse candidates because my endorsement is meaningless. Who you vote for matters though, so cast that vote very carefully.

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JB Williams is a business man, a husband, a father, and a writer. A no nonsense commentator on American politics, American history, and American philosophy. He is published nationwide and in many countries around the world. He is also a Founder of Freedom Force USA and a staunch conservative actively engaged in returning the power to the right people in America.

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Mitt Romney is clearly the RNC chosen one, like McCain in 2008 -- the “safe bet” beauty contestant able to attract voters from across the much divided political spectrum, under the misguided belief that the GOP needs to run an Obama-Lite in order to defeat Obama.