Friday, August 31, 2012

Mitt's Speech to 2012 Republican Convention

Mitt Romney will never be a conservative as I am.  He is a practical moderate who lives a conservative lifestyle . He is a doer and a fixer and that is what the country needs at this troubled time. I give him a lot of credit for picking Paul Ryan who is the future of the Conservative Movement. As much as I loved Ronald Reagan I was disappointed in 1980 when he picked George H.W. Bush about what it foretold for the future. I wanted Jack Kemp then and now we have a disciple of Jack Kemp in Ryan.  For 24 years the Conservative Movement has been leaderless ...... we have gone down many dead ends, Palin being the most recent example. Now win or lose Paul Ryan is our future.

Last night there were several points when I literally stood up and cheered Mitt Romney's acceptance speech.

"President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family."
James Tranto of the Wall Street Journal writes:
Previewing Romney's speech last week, Peggy Noonan advised him to use humor: "President Obama can't stand to be made fun of. His pride won't allow it, his amour propre cannot countenance a joke at his own expense. If Mr. Romney lands a few very funny lines about the president's leadership, Mr. Obama will freak out. That would be fun, wouldn't it?"

Another line I loved:

President Obama has thrown allies like Israel under the bus, even as he has relaxed sanctions on Castro’s Cuba. He abandoned our friends in Poland by walking away from our missile defense commitments but is eager to give Russia’s President Putin the flexibility he desires, after the election. Under my administration, our friends will see more loyalty, and Mr. Putin will see a little less flexibility and more backbone.”

“In America we celebrate success, we don’t apologize for success.”

Perhaps the line that will be remember the longest:
Hope and change had a powerful appeal. But tonight I’d ask a simple question: If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn’t you feel that way now that he’s President Obama? You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him.”

Finally the missing Rose:

Mom and dad were married 64 years. And if you wondered what their secret was, you could have asked the local florist— because every day Dad gave Mom a rose, which he put on her bedside table. That's how she found out what happened on the day my father died— she went looking for him because that morning, there was no rose.

There was a time in this country when we valued the strong silent man of few words. A Gary Cooper or a John Wayne or a Dwight Eisenhower. Mitt Romney is cast from that mold!

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Moving True Story of Mitt Romney's Kindness

Long after the political speeches of the 2012 Republican Convention are forgotten this true story of Mitt Romney's kindness will be remembered.  Too bad it didn't make the broadcast networks or most of the Cable news channels. I have drafted thousands of wills in my law practice but never for a 14 year old boy dying of cancer! Watch this video but have some tissue  ready.

"Go ahead, make my day,"

Along with John Wayne I have a life sized cardboard stand up of Clint Eastwood in my 'Man Cave". Recently I have worried that he was getting too much praise from liberals. He fixed that last night when he mocked President Obama. Welcome back to the fight Clint.  You made my day!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The "Civil Rights Issue of our Day."

Condi Rice last night at the Republican Convention:
"Today, when I can look at your zip code and I can tell whether you’re going to get a good education, can I honestly say it does not matter where you came from, it matters where you are going? The crisis in K-12 education is a threat to the very fabric of who we are.

My mom was a teacher. I respect the profession. We need great teachers, not poor ones and not mediocre ones. We have to have high standards for our kids, because self-esteem comes from achievement, not from lax standards and false praise.

And we need to give parents greater choice, particularly, particularly poor parents whose kids, very often minorities, are trapped in failing neighborhood schools. This is the civil rights issue of our day.”
Condi Rice knows something about civil rights.  She closed her speech at tthe Republican Convention  with the following:

         " And on a personal note, a little girl grows up in Jim Crow
Birmingham. The segregated city of the south where her parents

cannot take her to a movie theater or to restaurants, but they

have convinced that even if she cannot have it hamburger at

Woolworths, she can be the president of the United States if she

wanted to be, and she becomes the secretary of state.


Yes, yes. Yes. Yes, America has a way of making the

impossible seemed inevitable in retrospect, but we know it was

never inevitable. It took leadership. And it took courage. And

it's a belief that our values. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have

the integrity and the experience and the vision to lead us.

They know who we are. They know who we want to be. They know

who we are in the world and what we offer.

That is why -- that is why this is a moment and an election

of consequence. Because it just has to be that the freest most

compassionate country on the face of the earth will continue to

be the most powerful and the beacon for prosperity and the party

across the world.

God bless you and God bless this extraordinary country,

this exceptional country: The United States of America."

As someone who remembers Bull Connor, her speech last night,  brought tears to my eyes

Connor, in Birmingham. infamously directed the use of fire hoses, and police attack dogs against peaceful demonstrators, including children. His aggressive tactics backfired when the spectacle of the brutality was broadcast on national television

College Grads in Their 20's living in Childhood Bedrooms

"College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life. Everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy is right to focus on the here and now. And I hope you understand this too, if you're feeling left out or passed by: You have not failed, your leaders have failed you."

Excerpt from Paul Ryan's republican  convention speech

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

C-SPAN Is Way to Watch 2012 Republican Convention...

If you want to watch the Republican Convention instead of the talking heads watch it on C-SPAN.  They do lots of crowd shots but you hear EVERY speaker from the podium and see all the videos and all the music and entertainment. I don't want a "news" director deciding what I get to watch.

While the Convention is in session I keep my big screen on C-SPAN and turn the small TV to Fox News and check out CNN from time to time. That way I can keep up on braking news or watch a political analyst I respect.  Before and after the Convention sessions I turn one TV to Fox News and one to CNN. I also monitor twitter on my iPad . It's like being in a room with a lot of political junkies giving me instant comments on what is happening at the podium and elsewhere.

I firmly believe that the hurricane in the gulf has increased those who are watching the Republican  Convention.  Many non political  junkies  love to watch weather catastrophes and as a result are watching the cable news outlets. The same kind of people who watch car racing waiting for a car crash turn to cable news when a major weather event occurs, be it flood, earthquake or hurricane. The same impulse that leads people to drive by a house fire or a car wreck etc.  

The hurricane has also added a sense of drama and danger to the Convention.  Most "drama" at political conventions is good for viewership but bad for the political party holding the convention.  However,  hurricane's are not Republican or Democrat and so it adds drama and viewership  without the political downside.

Chris Christie's Churchillian Speech

Last night after Chris Christie's keynote address to the 2012 Republican Convention, I turned to my wife and said it was "almost Churchillian" and only later did I read a tweet that Chris Mathews of MSNBC had said something similar. Now, Chris Mathews and I rarely agree on anything but we agreed on that.

Some folks wanted a "red meat" type of speech but we got a speech by a statesman last night. 

For the United States the summer of 2012 is much like the summer of 1940 in England when it stood alone against the might of Nazi tyranny. France had fallen and Great Britten turned to Churchill who with his rhetoric stirred the common man to rise to the occasion:

we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour'.

In the summer of 2012 we don't face the threat of an invading army but we face an ever growing government chocking of us of our freedom and turning us into ever growing dependency. Our debt is out of control and we keep barrowing more and more from China, that will never need to invade us, because we will be dependent on them as a debtor is dependent on the good graces of his creditors.

Just as the English people were dispirited in 1940 so are the American people in 2012! “There is doubt and fear for our future in every corner of our country."
I say, together, let's make a much different choice. Tonight, we are speaking up for ourselves and stepping up.

We are beginning to do what is right and what is necessary to make our country great again.

We are demanding that our leaders stop tearing each other down, and work together to take action on the big things facing America.

Tonight, we choose respect over love.

We are not afraid. We are taking our country back.

We are the great grandchildren of men and women who broke their backs in the name of American ingenuity; the grandchildren of the Greatest Generation; the sons and daughters of immigrants; the brothers and sisters of everyday heroes; the neighbors of entrepreneurs and firefighters, teachers and farmers, veterans and factory workers and everyone in-between who shows up not just on the big days or the good days, but on the bad days and on the hard days.

Each and every day. All 365 of them.

We are the United States of America. 


The disciples of yesterday's politics underestimated the will of the people. They assumed our people were selfish; that when told of the difficult problems, tough choices and complicated solutions, they would simply turn their backs, that they would decide it was every man for himself.


I know this simple truth and I'm not afraid to say it: our ideas are right for America and their ideas have failed America.

Let's be clear with the American people tonight. Here's what we believe as Republicans and what they believe as Democrats.

We believe in telling hard working families the truth about our country's fiscal realities. Telling them what they already know - the math of federal spending doesn't add up.

With $5 trillion in debt added over the last four years, we have no other option but to make the hard choices, cut federal spending and fundamentally reduce the size of government.


There is doubt and fear for our future in every corner of our country.

These feelings are real.

This moment is real.

It's a moment like this where some skeptics wonder if American greatness is over.

How those who have come before us had the spirit and tenacity to lead America to a new era of greatness in the face of challenge.

Not to look around and say "not me," but to say, "YES, ME."

I have an answer tonight for the skeptics and the naysayers, the dividers and the defenders of the status quo.

I have faith in us.

I know we can be the men and women our country calls on us to be.

I believe in America and her history.


You see, Mr. President - real leaders don't follow polls. Real leaders change polls.


think tonight of the Greatest Generation.

We look back and marvel at their courage - overcoming the Great Depression, fighting Nazi tyranny, standing up for freedom around the world.

Now it's our time to answer history's call.

For make no mistake, every generation will be judged and so will we.

What will our children and grandchildren say of us? Will they say we buried our heads in the sand, we assuaged ourselves with the creature comforts we've acquired, that our problems were too big and we were too small, that someone else should make a difference because we can't?

Or will they say we stood up and made the tough choices needed to preserve our way of life?

I don't know about you, but I don't want my children and grandchildren to have to read in a history book what it was like to live in an American Century.

I don't want their only inheritance to be an enormous government that has overtaxed, overspent and over-borrowed a great people into second-class citizenship.

I want them to live in a second American Century.

A second American Century of strong economic growth where those who are willing to work hard will have good paying jobs to support their families and reach their dreams.

A second American Century where real American exceptionalism is not a political punch line, but is evident to everyone in the world just by watching the way our government conducts its business and everyday Americans live their lives.

A second American Century where our military is strong, our values are sure, our work ethic is unmatched and our Constitution remains a model for anyone in the world struggling for liberty.

Let us choose a path that will be remembered for generations to come. Standing strong for freedom will make the next century as great an American century as the last one.

This is the American way.

We have never been victims of destiny.

We have always been masters of our own.
It's now time to stand up. There's no time left to waste.

If you're willing to stand up with me for America's future, I will stand up with you.

If you're willing to fight with me for Mitt Romney, I will fight with you.

If you're willing to hear the truth about the hard road ahead, and the rewards for America that truth will bear, I'm here to begin with you this new era of truth-telling.

Tonight, we choose the path that has always defined our nation's history.

Tonight, we finally and firmly answer the call that so many generations have had the courage to answer before us.

Tonight, we stand up for Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States.

And, together, we stand up once again for American greatness.

The hour is late and it is time for the American people to rally to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Republican Convention 2012

Friday night I set up a second TV in the "man cave" so I could watch two channels for Republican Convention coverge. Mostly watched Fox News, Cnn and C-Span.  I even checked out MSNBC for a few minutes but that is all I could take. Had my iPad for Twitter updates and various political websites. I have followed political conventions since 1956 but this is my first "twitter" convention.

Enjoyed Brit Hume's reminiscing about the spontaneous demonstration for Reagan at the 1976 Republican Convention that nominated Jerry Ford. The demonstration just went on and on and stole the spotlight from Ford.

On Saturday watched C-Span run acceptance speeches from past Republican Conventions.  Most interesting was Goldwater in 1964.  Fun to see all the female delegates smoking on the convention floor and the men with cigars in their mouths.

Past GOP Convention Nominee Acceptance Speeches C-Span  played:

1980 – Ronald Reagan.....  Great speech! I miss him! The country misses him.There was George H.W. Bush and a young George W. Bush.

1956 – Dwight Eisenhower ..... Interesting today but boring! Almost sounded like a "State of the Union" speech.  Even talked about agriculture!

1964 – Barry Goldwater ..... I agreed with the speech but very angry and philosophical and abstract. No wonder we lost. Richard Nixon was there too. Yes, the "Cow Palace" is still in San Francisco. The 1956 convention was there too.

1968 – Richard Nixon ....... a great speech but he was a fraud. Just proves a great acceptance speech does not mean a great President.  But, we have learned that in the last four years.

2000- George W.  Bush ...... not bad. Nice to see Jack Kemp in the audience.

I saw all of the speeches at the time they were made (yes 1956 too!) but it's interesting to watch them with the perspective of time and events that followed.  Also seeing people that would go on to become Presidents later.

On Sunday CNN had a good hour and half biography of Mitt Romney.  On the whole, quite balanced. Fox News Sunday had a good interview with Mitt and Ann Romney.

All weekend I felt like a kid in a candy store. I do love political conventions.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My Summer of 1960 & The Republican Convention

It’s hard to remember when I first fell in love with politics but if I had to pick a time it would have been the Summer of 1960 during the Republican and Democratic conventions when I was in my early teens. The Republicans met in Chicago and nominated Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge. The Democrats met in Los Angles and nominated John Kennedy and Lyndon Barnes Johnson. I watched both conventions all day for four days each on NBC since that was the only network we received in Coos Bay/ North Bend, Oregon back then. My dad did not believe in Cable TV so we didn’t get the other networks, CBS or the upstart ABC. I had a part time job watering a neighbor’s lawn while they were on vacation so I got up early to do that job before the convention started. The “gavel to gavel” coverage was hosted by Chet Huntley and David Brinkley who also had the nightly 15 minute news broadcast "The Huntley Brinkley Report" on NBC. Back then the TV networks covered the entire convention proceedings. Wish they still did.

Huntley and Brinkley sat in in a  small booth high above the convention floor and they had a low key approach to the convention. David Brinkley with his dry humor always enjoyed the “hoopla” of a convention. (i.e. the funny hats and confetti etc).I had a black and white TV (They were all black and white then) in my room so I spent each day sitting on my bed watching the conventions.    Lipton Tea sponsored part of NBC's coverage of the Conventions. George Fenneman, Groucho, Marx’s, sidekick on “You Bet Your Life” was the pitch man for Lipton Tea and did live commercials from the conventions. So I got my mom to get some so that I could drink iced tea while I watched the conventions. That was my summer of 1960.

 I already have my instant ice tea for next weeks Republican convention in Tampa Bay, Florida.   Around our house Republican Conventions are bigger than Super Sunday because they only come every four years!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Protect Medicare!

Paul Ryan with his Mom who along with me is on Medicare. We need Romney/Ryan!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Why Ryan Terrifies the Left

Wonderful article by Jeffry Lord:

 "Paul Ryan is indeed the heir to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp.
No wonder the American Left is terrified."

" So, Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago"

Quote is from Mitt Romney today! He also said:"This is what an angry and desperate Presidency looks like"

He demonizes some. He panders to others. His campaign strategy is to smash America apart and then try to cobble together 51% of the pieces,”..... “If an American president wins that way, we all lose.”

Finally, Romney comes out fighting!

Paul Ryan has invigorated me politically

Paul Ryan has picked up the fallen flag of my kind of Conservatism and I have been giddy since I picked up the rumors on Twitter Friday night and he was to be formally picked by Mitt Romney on Saturday. In fact, I couldn't sleep very well Friday night in anticipation of the 7 AM PST  ceremony   at the site of the Battleship  Wisconsin  in Hampton Roads , Va.  I feel like a love sick teenager!

The line of succession  started with Goldwater, Reagan, Kemp and now Ryan. Since Jack Kemp died there has been no one I could say spoke for me in the leadership of my Republican Party. I had a very short "affair" with Sarah Palin but it didn't last very long when I realized there was not much there...there!

I can watch Ryan give a speech or interview and not be on "pins and needles" about a misstatement or mishap.  He has the easy likability of a Reagan and the enthusiasm of a Jack Kemp.He is a happy warrior.  He is Jimmy Stewart! He is smart  and fast on his feet. He articulates my love for America and the things that make it great. He knows the issues and can state them in  a way Americana's can understand. On the other hand he does not speak down to Americans. He and his family are perfect ! He is the Conservative Kennedy in that regard only in Ryan's case it is real.

In 1968 I wanted Nixon to pick Reagan for VP and we got Spiro Agnew..... enough said!

In 1976 I wanted Ford to pick Reagan for VP  and we got Bob Dole. A war hero but  also a political hack.

In 1980 I wanted Reagan to pick Jack Kemp for VP and not George H.W. Bush. George is a terrific guy but he would not lead the next generation of Conservatism and I was proved right.

In 1988 I wanted George H.W. Bush to pick Jack Kemp and we got Dan Quayle. I like Quayle but he wasn't the leader we needed for the next generation of Conservatism.

In 1996  Bob Dole finally did pick Jack Kemp for VP but it was too late.

In 2000  George W. Bush made an excellent pick for VP when he picked Dick Chaney. However because of heath issues Chaney would not lead the next generation of Conservatism.

Finally, when the hour is late for America, Paul Ryan is picked by Mitt Romney. The pick by Romney is a credit to him and gives me a lot of hope for his Presidency.

Time to make one last charge for the cause. Conservatives "saddle up."

Monday, August 13, 2012

Former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles Praises Paul Ryan Budget

A serious man for serious times!
Erskine Bowles – who co-chaired President Obama’s Deficit Commission and previously served as chief of staff for President Clinton:

Have any of you all met Paul Ryan?” Bowles asked. “We should get him to come to the university. I’m telling you this guy is amazing
“I always thought that I was okay with arithmetic, but this guy can run circles around me.
“And he is honest, he is straightforward, he is sincere. And the budget that he came forward with is just like Paul Ryan. It is a sensible, straightforward, serious budget and it cut the budget deficit just like we did, by $4 trillion…
“The President came out with his own plan and the President as you remember, came out with a budget and I don’t think anybody took that budget very seriously. The Senate voted against it 97 to nothing.
 In 2010 President Obama appointed Eskine Bowel to the The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (often called Bowles-Simpson/Simpson-Bowles from the names of co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles in order to get a handle on our huge mounting debt. I think he knows something about the subject and he is not a "right winger"! Listen to him yourself:

This was posted by Jake Tapper of ABC News one of the few evenhanded MSM reporters.

Don't Believe MSM is backing Obama?

CBS Doesn’t Want You to Know Ryan's Mother Is On Medicare. What you didn't see on CBS News 60 Minutes last night.

Fox News Report:

For some reason '60 Minutes' sent out a transcript of the Romney-Ryan interview but decided not to air the portion where Paul Ryan tells Bob Schieffer his mother is a "Medicare senior in Florida." Don't you think this is an important piece of information considering the Democrat Party's central line of attack against Ryan is that he "ends Medicare as we know it?"

BOB SCHIEFFER: You're going to have to see-- you're going to have to do a little selling.

PAUL RYAN: My mom is a Medicare senior in Florida. Our point is we need to preserve their benefits, because government made promises to them that they've organized their retirements around. In order to make sure we can do that, you must reform it for those of us who are younger. And we think these reforms are good reforms, that have bipartisan origins. They started from the Clinton commission in the late '90s.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mitt Romney to Obama Campaign

"Mr. President take your campaign out of the gutter, let’s talk about the real issues America faces."

Mitt shows real force and vigor.......It's a Reagan "I paid for this microphone" moment.

Medicare as we know it under Obama

As someone on Medicare here are a few facts worth considering

Fact 1 . According to The Hill newspaper Medicare will go broke no later than 12 short years from now:
The Medicare trust fund will be “exhausted” — meaning it won’t have enough money on hand to cover the benefits it’s supposed to provide — by 2024, the trustees said, the same time frame anticipated in a report last year. Social Security will reach that tipping point in 2033, three years earlier than predicted last year.
“Under current law, both of these vitally important programs are on unsustainable paths,” Trustee Robert Reischauer said Monday.
Fact 2.  Obama took 700 billion dollars from Medicare to pay for Obama Care. Today Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager, Stephanie Cutter, said on Face the Nation on CBS:
"On top of the savings we’ve already achieved. You know I heard Mitt Romney deride the $700 billion cuts in Medicare that the president achieved through health care reform," 

Fact 3. Even the Washington Post "fact checkers" admitted that Romney and Ryan would protect those of us over the age of 55 under any plan they would consider to make Medicare solvent.

Obama is only worried about the next election but Romney/Ryan are willing to tell us the truth and plan for future generations of Americans.

"The Age of Ryan"

"No matter what, Republicans are now in the age of Ryan. if Romney wins, Ryan is the next vice president of the United States. If Romney loses, Ryan is the next leader of the Republican Party"

A.B Stoddard, The Hill

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Get Your Romney/Ryan Gear!

Dreams Do Come True

In May of 2011..... yes over a year ago, our son wrote this as part of a survey of the Republican field for President:

Paul Ryan. If he enters the race he would skyrocket to the top of this list. For years Republican candidates have been trying to claim the mantle of Reagan. With everyone being a “Reagan Republican” the concept has lost all meaning. Paul Ryan seems to have his own magic, and carries an aura that seems to inspire the base akin to Reagan before he became the legend. As a protégé of Jack Kemp, Ryan seems to represent the best the GOP has to offer. At this point Ryan seems inclined to stay in the House of Representatives. So far he has denied any intention to run for the White House, but has opened the door somewhat in his wording. He has been under a lot of pressure to jump in the ring. We’ll see.

At that time I said in response:

"We can only hope

Sometimes good things do happen! Win or lose Ryan is the future of the Republican party and that is good. 

VIDEO: Paul Ryan took apart Obama and Obamacare -- in 6 minutes!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Jack Kemp is smiling up there!

Paul Ryan is a disciple and former speech writer for the late Jack Kemp!

Christmas in August

Paul Ryan ????????

Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's VP choice may not be the best  "political" choice but he is the best choice for America in it's time of need. We are in big debt and economic  trouble and it's time to make bold choices that gives us the best chance to get out of the hole we have dug ourselves into.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

MSM Protecting OBAMA

The Mainstream Media protecting President Obama! Annoy the media vote Romney!

Saturday, August 04, 2012

If we lose this election we lose the sole of the United States!

Here is one of my favorite passages from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel  "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara about the battle of Gettysburg of the American Civil War. It is describing Colonel Joshua Chamberlain, the collage professor turned soldier and leader of the 20th Maine of the Union Army:

He had grown up believing in America and the individual and it was a srtonger faith than his faith in God. This was the land where no man had to bow. In this place at last a man could stand up free of the past, free of tradition and blood ties and the curse of royalty and become what he wished to become. This was the first place on earth where the man mattered more than the state. True freedom had begun here and it would spread eventually over all the earth. But it had begun here.
In speaking to the 20th Maine on the march to Gettysburg he tells his men:
"I think if we lose this fight the war will be over" 
Later, he and the 20th Maine hold  the end of the Union line at "Little Round Top" on the second day when he orders a bayonet charge when they run out of ammunition. He is awarded the Congressional Medal  of Honor for his actions.

At my age I have seen many a presidential election but I have come to the conclusion that while politics is not war, if we lose this election we lose the soul of America as described in the quote above. 2012 is a fork in the road. We take the irreversible road to Serfdom or we take a small step on  the road to restoring  individual freedom. Some of my fellow Conservatives/Libertarians  think it's already too late. Not me...... but this is our last chance.  If President Obama is re-elected there will be no reversal of Obama-care! There will be continued retreat in our  leadership of the forces of freedom in the world.  The debt that is killing this country will continue. The growth of the STATE  at the loss of the INDIVIDUAL will be irreversible. More and more Americans will become dependent on the government until they are addicted and dependent  to it's handouts. They are close to a majority already and once the addicted are the majority there will be no going back. Freedom will have died in the land where it was born. Already, we are being suffocated by government. Time to make a stand!

I am supporting Mitt Romney. He is not my first choice. He was the Governor of Massachusetts how conservative can he be? He is not as conservative as I am and is more willing to compromise.   However, I think he is a good person with good intentions and values. His personal conduct will never embarrass Americans. He believes in  America, and it's exceptionalism,  and  stands as a stark alternative to President Obama.

It's time for all freedom lovers to rally to Mitt Romney.

The full power and fury of the Democratic Chicago school of smear politics has been  turned upon Mitt  Romney aided by their allies in the Main Stream Media.

 In the days between now and the election, every problem this country faces will be minimized and glossed over by the Main Stream Media. Every Obama gaff  will be ignored or rationalized by the MSM. Every small or imagined  gaff by Romney will be magnified and repeated over and over. Charges by the Obama campaign will be taken at face value  and  every statement by the Romney campaign will be challenged and  questioned or rebutted by the press.This is a subject to which reasonable  people cannot disagree. I first noticed it in the Goldwater campaign in 1964 and this is much worse.  The MSM has invested a lot into Obama and they want to protect their investment.  There are of course exceptions in the MSM . Here and there is a reporter who tries to be "fair" but they are the exception. Some of the bias is cultural because most reporters and editors  live in an insular world where they all reinforce each others prejudices  and predispositions developed in college and continuing  on into the newsroom.

Unlike, in 1964, there are alternatives to the MSM.  Talk radio, Fox News, the Internet have broken the MSM monopoly  on information. That's why President Obama likes to personally  attack  Fox News. It's not the color of his skin that I dislike it's the lack  of thickness. He is very thin skinned and does not take disagreement well.

However, in the end  this election is not about the MSM ! It's about the growing power of the state at expense of individual freedom and responsibility.It's about the debt that will destroy us. It's about class warfare and the attempt to pit one American against another.  This may be individualisms last stand!

Rally to Mitt Romney!

"If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."

RONALD REAGAN, speech in support of Barry Goldwater, October 27, 1964