All I really want to do is a little genealogy and a lot of quilting. Really. And maybe some gourmet cooking in there somewhere (gotta try out those cool new Brulee dishes Alex got me for my birthday!). I want to be left alone to enjoy my family, friends and faith. Is that too much to ask?
Apparently. Obama just can’t let well enough alone. It’s bad enough that he has gone out of his way to support abortion, but now he is forcing everyone else to do so, too? And he wants to take control of the graduation age, instead of leaving this up to the individual states. Next thing, he’ll be telling us what we have to do for a living!
Here is what I don’t get. Okay, there is a really long litany of things that I just don’t get, but this is at the top of that list. How is it that his supporters don’t see that the things he is doing to those who oppose him can just as easily be done to them? Don’t they understand that when anyone’s rights are compromised, everyone’s rights are compromised?
So the GOP’s answer is. . . Mitt Romney???? OMG. Seriously? The guy is fantastically creepy!!! Anyone who would stick a poor, defenseless dog in a carrier and strap it to the top of the car and take off down the highway is sick. I cannot trust a man who would do such a thing, and I sure as heck will not vote for him or support him. No way!
So, their next offering is Newt Gingrich? Again: Seriously? Newt may be a great guy, and I actually agree with some of what he has to say. But the Grand Old Party (heavy on the “Old“) needs to wake up and smell the Chai! White haired stuffed-suit establishment looking geezers are NOT electable! (This may apply to Ron Paul, as well, although I think he’s pretty dead-on with most of his ideas). Have they even bothered to LOOK at Obama?
Obama, for all his many, many flaws and defects, is a handsome man, and a pretty good speaker. He presents well. He knows how to come across like a rock star, and create his own personal version of Beatlemania. He’s a lean, mean, campaigning machine. And, truthfully, that’s pretty much the one thing he’s shown himself to be really good at: campaigning.
So where, in the name of all that is holy, did the GOP come up with these candidates? I will say that of the bunch, I like Santorum. But, again, I’m not sure he’s electable. He’s a good, solid Christian family man. He seems to be honest, and have great integrity (now there’s a novel idea!) But I’m not sure he has that ‘rock star’ quality that can motivate the masses to get out there and get excited about him. (I wish he did.)
Now, before you get all puffed up on me, and tell me you don’t want another “rock star” in the White House, make no mistake: neither do I! I just want someone who is a good candidate who can motivate and excite the voters like a rock star. Like Reagan did. And I know exactly how excited his followers were, because I watched my mother, along with 100’s of other rabid Reagan supporters, demonstrate on the floor at the Republican National Convention in Kansas City back in 1976. Ford won anyway, but man, they gave it hell! And in 1980, they were back with a vengeance. I remember sitting on the White House lawn when Reagan was inaugurated, freezing my butt off, but really, really, happy to be there.
But I digress. We need a candidate who is exciting! Someone with charisma. Now, I did NOT like Bill Clinton, but that guy had charisma, and they didn’t call him “Slick Willie” for nothin’. He could sell ice cubes to Eskimos. Obama can only aspire to that level of smooth. But even so, he can certainly outdo anyone in the pathetic pack of potentials that the GOP is considering.
I don’t see things getting any better anytime soon, really. But I do still believe that with God, all things are possible, and that He is still in charge. So, the one thing I know that I can do, is pray. And so I have been praying a lot, and I hope everyone else is, too.
BTW: What do you guys think of Senator Marco Rubio? Him, I like!