Senator Rand Paul believes a libertarian-leaning GOP candidate can “completely transform where people think they are and what party people think they have allegiance for,…” Ditto that. Roger. Over. Redundancy alert: the word “extraordinary” or a derivative of it, is used redundantly as it is the only descriptor heavy enough to bear the weight of the damage needing repair. First the Hillary remark (and please vote in my poll, info below):
“Has she said anything about privacy? She’s been a big proponent of the surveillance state and the NSA.” Source: National Journal
Moving on from Hillary, here’s the dilemma, most of us know “where” we are, and where we are is in a hell of a mess, and worse, we have nowhere to go that can get traction. Whomever our candidate is, he/she must be extraordinarily strong…strong enough to undo what has been done. He/she must have extraordinarily good leadership skills and be 100 percent convicted of his/her beliefs and fill his/her cabinet with like-minded persons, and further must show the confidence and leadership to get his own party solidly behind him (after sending John McCain home, of course).
It’s my opinion that Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Bobbie Jindal, Marco Rubio, and Paul Ryan will not come close to accomplishing what needs to be done.
It’s my opinion that, alphabetically, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy, Mike Lee, Sarah Palin, Rand Paul and Allen West have exactly what it takes to do the extraordinary. Pair-up any of these in the first and second positions and watch the masses of conservatives rally around them.
As a caveat: I’d like to hear from Trey Gowdy on all the constitutional issues. I have no doubt that he has them down cold, and what we hear from him is always solid, but will welcome more. I didn’t add Scott Walker to the list for the same reasons. I know fiscally he is extraordinarily strong, but that’s all I know. I’d like to hear more.
In my left sidebar I have a poll that will stay up through the 2016 presidential election results. You can vote once every 24 hours. The idea behind it is, that it is natural to change your mind as we near the elections, so whether you do or not, you can continue to vote your preference. If you view the poll results, I can tell you that they have stayed consistent from the inception. My apologies for not having Allen West on the poll. Don’t know what I was thinking or how I forgot him, but I did. You can leave his name in comments if you click “View.”
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