Breaking the Obama party hold on America’s political system

I’ve been corresponding with a group of conservatives who are very strongly divided between Romney and Gingrich.  I’m pleased to say that, while the debate is substantively heated, it also never veers away from common decency and civility.  My latest contribution to the email string, right after mention of a brokered convention, was as follows:

“Allen West!  Allen West!  Allen West!  A proven leader.”

(I can dream, can’t I?)

For all the doom and gloom predictions right now, with various factions in the conservative movement unable to envision themselves voting for the other guy come next November, I continue to believe that, as is usually the case once the fecal matter stops spraying off the fan, that conservatives will coalesce around the Republican candidate.  I’ve said from the beginning, sitting here in California where primaries are really over by the time they get to my state, that my candidate is the guy named ABO (Anybody But Obama).  It’ll be a tough call if the ABO candidate is Ron Paul, who is as awful in foreign policy as Obama, but I still think it’s important to break the Obama political infrastructure before it becomes an inextricable part of the American body politic.

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  • CI-Roller Dude

    I’m going to write in “Colin Powel” for president. 

  • jj

    if they’re conservative you’d think they’d have noticed that the only genuine conservative in the deal is Santorum.  No accounting for taste, I guess.

  • Ron19

    Good idea, CI-Roller Dude!

    A vote for Powell is just like a vote for the Savior of the Big Government in the East.

    I just hope you were being sarcastic.

  • Oldflyer

    Oh Book.  Alan West is impressive in his demeanor.    But, I assure you that there is nothing in the experience of a Lt. Col. in the Army, nor in the experience of a one term Congressman, that in any way prepares the individual to be President.
    I don’t want to trod on toes–and I fully acknowledge that all military promotion systems are quirky–but to retire as a LCOL (Navy abbreviation this time) is a somewhat middle of the road career.  I also don’t want to sound racist, but I am convinced that any articulate black person is a shoo in for Congress in most districts in today’s climate.  In certain parts of the country, I would say the same of a Latino.  Now, if the candidate were also female, it would be a slam dunk.
    Continuing.  My jaws get tight with the notion of someone “jumpiing in” and getting the nomination.  My wife and I disagree; she does not understand my reasoning.  Nothing new there.  But, there is a process.  It exists for a reason; that is called vetting.  That is also a chance to watch the Candidates operate under pressure.   The candidates who are contending have gone through an extended period of pure drudgery and worse.  They have endured numerous debates, and have been scrutinized as thoroughly as if they were undergoing a colonoscopy.  I think it ludicrous to suggest that someone should come galloping up on their pony at this stage and grab the nomination.  Distasteful.  Every candidate mentioned as the last minute hero, was also mentioned at some point as a potential candidate.  They all refused to get into the fray.  Forget them.
    Besides there is not a damn thing wrong with Mitt Romney except that the purest of the self-proclaimed Conservatives bloviators, e.g., Limbaugh, Levin,  do not approve of him.  Oh, and he is rich–never mind that he gave his entire inheritance away and earned every bit himself.  And he is from Massachusetts.  Did you know he was  (whisper) a Mormon?  I forgot, he is not really good at the glad hand, good old boy act.  He is not a Bill Clinton.  Yea!

  • Bookworm

    Oldflyer:  I know you’re right, but since I know his running is impossible and unreasonable, I like the fantasy of Allen West:  he’s a plain spoken warrior and I find that appealing.  

  • Tonestaple

    I used to be a fan of Alan West but he supported the law recently passed that gives the government the power to hold AMerican citizens as long as the state chooses without making any charges.  I was appalled at the support this law received but no one who voted for such an un-American law should hold high office.

  • Dorothy Margaret

    Ron Paul is the only Constitutionalist in the group.
    If there is still a choice when the primary gets to NY, he will get my vote.

  • Ymarsakar

    The thing is, I suspect the information people have on politics in America is… based upon fabrications. This is both true for Democrats and others like Allen West. The thing is, it matters whether the truth is to the left or to the right.

  • Ymarsakar

    If you break the back of Leftist power in this nation, Obama will naturally become trash to be thrown out. But if you throw out Obama, you have not defeated the Left.

    Republicans are individualists, Americans. Leftists are cult fanatics, totalitarian followers. You try to think up how that would impact the issue.