Don’t just do something, stand there!
With a few exceptions (ahem…Hermancain…ahem), that seems to be the battle cry for the current selection of candidates for the GOP nomination for President in 2012. Yeah, Pawlenty will run. Yeah, Romney will run. But they themselves really don’t seem to care about beating President Gutsy Call, let alone stoking any enthusiasm from grassroots conservatives.
The media seems to love
John McCain Mitch Daniels as the “sensible” GOP candidate , but it’s always worth mentioning that the MSM never has the country’s best interest at heart–they just want Democrats elected. Preferably those of the liberal sort.
From a conservative viewpoint, I can’t help but notice that it surely is a sorry bunch of candidates to pick from. When Newt Gingrich—Newt Gingrich!—is throwing his hat into the ring, you just know that agita is coming.
But the clock is, indeed, ticking, and it’s time to see who’s serious and, more importantly, who has the cajones to get in Obama’s face and point out his abysmal record and reclaim the White House for the Republican party. Get in his face. It’s the Obama way.
Stacy McCain has about as real a rallying cry as ther is right now, and he’s absolutely right:
I’ve heard all the objections, and I don’t care. I’m tired of people hesitating, waiting around for Chris Christie or Mitch Daniels or whoever their GOP “Dream Date” may be. Team Obama is talking about raising $1 billion — that’s $1,000,000,000.oo — to re-elect this disastrous president. We can’t sit around waiting and hoping. It’s time to get busy.
Amen. To that I would add that America hasn’t seen anything yet. You think a first-term Obama is bad? Imagine if he wins a second term, and doesn’t have to run for election anymore. All bets would be off. At that point, it would be balls to the wall liberalism, statism on steroids.
And when I talk about being a serious candidate, I mean knowing your stuff and bringing it. Mitch Daniels appears to be basking in the media adoration surrounding him right now, but telling the rank and file Republican voter that you’re not ready to debate Obama on foreign policy, of all topics, is not exactly awe-inspiring.
Barack Obama is beatable in 2012. Very beatable. But the Republicans can’t beat him unless they want to. Plain and simple.