The anticipated rise in fuel prices and consumer goods, escalation of failed businesses, new tidal wave of foreclosures, collapse of the European economy, and imminent war with Iran, just to name a few issues, will break the linchpin supporting our economy.
How will this affect the presidential race?
A disastrous economy will destroy Obama’s hope for a second term. He had his chance and blew it. Our country, Mr. Obama, is a constitutional, not socialist republic.
Romney’s wealth and ties to powerful associations causes middle class conservatives to doubt him. Will his wealth insulate him from knowing the pain felt by the failing middle class? Will Romney’s reliance on powerful associations fueling his candidacy taint his executive decisions as president? Romney, of course, is preordained as the establishment’s choice, and republicans need Romney to survive.
Santorum’s right wing, fundamentalist Christian views are tired and ignored by our contemporary generation. What Santorum doesn’t get is that nobody wants to be told how to live.
Gingrich, while articulate and exuding confidence in his ability to maneuver government, will soon exit the race, not so much due to his lack of cash, but by the political establishment’s disdain for him and their attendant refusal to save him, unlike they did for their boy McCain in 2008.
When the dust settles, who remains as our country teeters on the brink of disaster?
The candidate that advocates the correct remedy for our nation is Ron Paul.
Paul substantially lacks Obama-like oratory skills, but despite that, his message will hit a home run this summer.
Paul is an architect with the best plan to rebuild our nation.
Paul will begin the task by substantially reducing the size of government. Oh yes, this will create more unemployment, but it’s time to change the decades old paradigm of protecting government employees over taxpayers.
Paul will remove us from policing other nations and redirect our forces to protect our borders. This is not isolationism; it’s financial survival and protection of our sovereignty.
Paul will respect the constitution and demand that congress abides by it by ending the unconstitutional wars that our leaders have created. Yes, Paul wants a strong military with the ability to pound our enemies into the ground, but he respects the mandate that unleashing that ferocious military monster requires congressional approval as dictated by our constitution.
Paul will untangle us from our government’s intrusion into our lives with its onerous regulation of our freedom. He will mandate that the constitution is designed to protect citizens from government, not protect government from its citizens.
Our nation will survive, but only when we choose to elect a leader, and not a mirage.