Yesterday, I wrote the inauguration speech I believe we must hear and inserted Mitt Romney’s name into it. The reaction was pretty much exactly what I expected and, over the last several months, predicted.
I have been referred to as a Nazi, a turncoat and a piece of shit. I have been accused of abandoning my principles, becoming a RINO, buying into the media bullshit and goose stepping.
This is because I, back on October 21st, endorsed Newt Gingrich and have, since that time, promoted his candidacy.
Let me make this really, really clear. Newt Gingrich is my personal choice and who I personally believe would be the best choice in 2012.
I am also a realist.
Doing the math, the chance of Newt winning the nomination is nearly impossible. He is simply too far behind at this point in the delegate count, he’s out of money, he has reduced his staff and he has all but conceded saying he will stay in until the end to garner as many delegates as possible to have some sway in the convention agenda. This doesn’t mean I don’t WANT him to win…It just means I can’t see a clear path to that end through the math of it all.
So…By writing an inauguration address for Mitt Romney have I abandoned my principles? Am I a turncoat? A Nazi or any of the other things I have now been accused of?
Allow me to provide some insight into MY principles.
I have and always WILL adhere to the ideals and the principles which I believe will restore this nation to greatness before I will adhere to an individual candidate.
When I pledge Allegiance, I Pledge Allegiance to my FLAG and not my CANDIDATE.
Had I inserted Newt’s name rather than Romney’s, the very people making me the villain now would have regarded me a hero. All it would have taken was the substitution of two words. Newt Gingrich for Mitt Romney. The rest of the address would have remained exactly the same.
What bothers me as much as our current failed socialist administration are conservatives who will raise an individual candidate above their nation for both are recipes for disaster.
Hey Guys! Another MittWitt SH!T turncoat: Craig Andresen, he writes a blog, http://www.thenationalpatriot.com/ and is NOW writing MR’s inauguration speech for him (figuratively speaking)!! I gave him sh!t for it, please let him know how you feel, too!!
This was an all too typical response from several, not all, Newt Supporters. This has also, for several months now, been the exact same tone I have received from liberals and Ron Paul followers.
I wonder how supporters and followers of candidates other then whoever becomes the GOP nominee will vote in November? Will they write in their chosen candidate? Will they bother to vote at all?
I wonder how, or if, Saska will vote?
Craig Andresen, it breaks my heart when I see Newt supporters give up before the race is won. Newt is a candidate still in this race. CRA is a strong group of supporters for Newt and ONLY Newt. If he is not the candidate you are backing then this group is no longer for you.
One comment by a Newt supporter was echoed by Joan Gerrerth: “Maybe, just maybe.. the Rino club might want to take notes on their behavior, being much less cattle like, than they predicted.. We’ve got one shot left folks.. and it ain’t Mitt Romney. Wake Up.”
I ask that you not be harsh with Joan or Saska or any others who at this point feel as THEY do for, in part, they are correct…In part.
It ain’t Mitt Romney. I offer it ain’t Santorum, or Paul, or Cain, or Bachmann or even Newt Gingrich either.
Our one shot is us.
As a Member of the Tea Party, I believe our founders and framers were men of great vision and that vision was that the PEOPLE would lead the way. The PEOPLE would have the power.
We The People.
Not the government and not…an individual, candidate or elected but We The People.
A year ago, my choice and the one I still believe most qualified to become the President, Allen West, offered some sage and sound advice to those, who felt as I did, he was “the one.” Congressman West told us he would not run and did not want to become the object of a cult of personality.
It took some time for that to sink in but, he was right.
He wanted us to raise up the principles which made and would make this nation great rather than pin all our hopes on one man. As a man of principle, Congressman did not throw HIS hat into the ring as a Presidential candidate.
Last October, looking at the available field, I endorsed Newt as I believed and still do, that his principles most closely matched my own. His principles are those which I believed then, and now, would make America great again.
If by supporting the principles which many believe make Newt Gingrich the best candidate make me unfit for a social media group supporting Newt, then by all means, pitch me from the group; but I believe Newt Gingrich will eventually support whichever candidate becomes the nominee – because in the end, the principles of American greatness mean more to him than the candidate’s name.
If that is not the case, then how could he possibly be the best choice to begin with?
If we believe that we only have one shot left and that shot is ANY individual candidate, then all is lost already.
I do not believe the republic can survive 4 more years of Obama. Another 4 years on the steady and what will become a breakneck march to socialism is something from which we cannot recover.
What will happen when a someone’s chosen candidate endorses another and encourages their supporters to vote for the other guy? Will they do it? Hold their noses and do it? Or will they write in their candidate knowing that if everybody writes in their individual candidate the vote would be so fractured that, whoever the GOP nominee IS, they will lose?
In 2008, I felt that Fred Thompson was a much better choice than McCain but I did NOT write in Thompson. This year, I feel Newt is the better choice, but, should he not get the nomination, I will not write him in either.
In 2008 I felt that Obama was a socialist who would destroy our nation. This year, I am certain that given another 4 years, he’ll complete that task.
Mitt Romney might not be all we could hope for, but he’d be a damn sight better than what we’ve got; and while he might not turn the ship all the way around, he will start the process of doing so.
The ship we are on now, the S.S. Obama, is set for self destruct and I have no desire to remain on board. The S.S. Gingrich may well be the most agile ship in the fleet, but it’s too far away and not steaming fast enough to affect the rescue. Her Captain is a good man but there’s just not enough coal in the boiler to bring him in.
The S.S. Nominee is closing in and, while we may not have complete trust in her Captain…
WE are the navigators…
And the principles which were entrusted to US by our founders and framers are the STARS by which WE will plot OUR course through dangerous waters.
The FACT of the matter is, Tea Party Conservatives are sick and tired of being misled by the Republican establishment; and regardless of what people think of me for inserting Mitt Romney into yesterday’s article, I have no love for that establishment.
Tomorrow, I will propose a scenario by which whoever the GOP nominee turns out to be, the establishment can be sent a clear message that things are going to change. Following my proposal would even allow someone like Romney to send a message to conservatives that even HE is ready to break from establishment tradition, and I believe my proposal would rock the Obama campaign to its core.
I am sailing on the United States of America and I will do all I can to steer her toward freedom and away from the rocks of socialism; but the idea of drowning because I can’t have the captain I want is the rail of a sinking ship I choose not to grasp.