The big headline on the Drudgereport this afternoon is: “The Next Nixon”, with an accompanying photo of President Obama. Upon clicking the headline you are taken to a story from the Washington Times with the title “A year left: Obama running against history“. Indeed, Obama is running against history. As the article points out “Of all the presidents since World War II whose job-approval scores were lower than 50 percent one year before Election Day, only one went on to win a second term. That was President Nixon”.
While President Obama is fighting an up hill battle against not only the Republicans, the Tea Party and even those within his own party, he is also fighting against history. He is going to lose – badly, one way or the other. Why? Because even if Barrack Obama manages to overcome the odds, win, and become only the second president since WWII, with approval ratings below 50%, to be elected to a second term, he is very likely to be forced to resign over the Solyndra and Fast and Furious scandals that simply will not go away. That too, would make him Nixon(esque) as Nixon never could overcome the Watergate scandal. The distinct possibility exists that Obama may be forced to resign before the next election, if the Lamestream Media decides to cover Obama’s scandals with the same ferocity previous scandals have been covered. So, even if Obama wins, it will be a pyrrhic victory because he won’t be able to get anything through Congress and will likely be plagued by scandals his entire second term.
While it gives me a headache to contemplate what ramifications another four years of an inept, incompetent and impotent Obama Presidency may mean for America, I want to hang my head and cry when considering what a President Romney or President Cain would mean for our country. Could the Republicans really be so stupid as to nominate yet another Neo-con and kill the Republican party for good?
Romney is widely considered to be the front runner, but the quick surge (and burnout) of Perry and the current surge of Cain in the polls suggest the Republicans would rather have anybody than Romney. Indeed, establishment Republicans are beginning to whisper such things to one another. The Lamestream Media explains (don’t bother watching past the 1 minute mark – it’s too lame to bear):
No matter who the next President is, we can ill afford more of the policies that started long before Bush (either of them), continued through Bush 2 and still persist under Obama. Just as easily as America came to revere and adore Obama in the 2008 election campaign, after just three years in office, America has just as easily come to hate and despise a man that has come to represent the worst of the Bush era policies and the worst of the nanny-state policies of the left. Indeed, Obama is a total failure on every level and the American people know it. The only remaining question is: who will America choose to replace Obama?
The title of this post gives away the answer to the above question, but before I tell you why Paul is going to be the next President (and why you should be happy about it), lets first examine the other GOP candidates, why they can’t win the Presidency and why they won’t be nominated.
S0 what does it take to become President? It takes, in this order: money, organization, name recognition and experience. Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman and Johnson lack all of these and are unpalatable to The Tea Party and mainstream Republicans alike. Bachmann is clearly crazy and is an ex IRS agent. Santorum is Catholic, which will never fly with the evangelical wing of the Republican party. Huntsman is an ex Obama minion and ambassador to a country that “took our jobs“. While Johnson is a solid candidate in terms of the issues, he lacks the organization, name recognition and money to get elected. However, we should keep Johnson in mind for the future. Assuming that no one else declares, that leaves the “top tier” as: Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.
What of the “top tier”?
So, the “top tier” is a total mess and the Republican’s have a major decision to make. While they may be able to beat Obama with anybody, simply because Obama is so terrible, it is unlikely. Once Obama has a candidate to face mano y mano, his support will firm as he will have a target to attack.
The stated goal, according to Mitch McConnell is to make Obama a “one term president”. To do so, the Republican’s will need to pick someone who’s claim to conservatism is not so easily undermined as Romney or Perry. They will need to pick someone the Democrats cannot color as a Wall Street operative. They will need to pick someone that can appeal to evangelicals and independents alike. They will need a candidate that can generate a broad, deep base of fervent support. The only candidate that can do that is Ron Paul. The Republicans must choose Ron Paul if they want to beat Barrack Obama.
Of course, the fact that Ron Paul is the least worst choice amongst Obama and the other GOP candidates is not a reason to vote for him. Ron Paul does not need to be the candidate because he is the only one that can beat Obama, although he is. Ron Paul does not need to be chosen because he’s the best the GOP can offer, although he is the best either party can offer. No, none of these are reasons that Ron Paul will be the nominee and win the Presidency. The reason Ron Paul will win it all, is simple and eloquent; he is the best choice for America. Tomorrow, in the second part to this post, I’ll tell you why Ron Paul is the best choice for America and why you should be happy that he is going to win. In the meantime, take the time to get to know your next President with the video below.
Read the second part to this post: