A month from now, we will be through the holidays and beginning the year 2012. The political campaign for President of the United States, which has seemed pretty intense up till now, will go to warp speed. The number of Republicans seeking the nomination will gradually decline but the disinformation presented to the public by the mainstream media will persist.
We have seen one after another assume the lead position against Romney and then after a week or two succumbed to the latest revelations brought out by the media causing their standing in the polls to plunge. I don’t know who these people are that the polls talk to but they seem to be susceptible to change according to how the wind blows.
I have been a practitioner, a student, and a committed observer of our government and the political process in this country for 50 years. I have seen the size of our government mushroom over those years. It not only increasingly consumes the productivity of our citizens but simultaneously imposes rules, regulations, prohibitions of all kinds that limit our ability to produce and create.
We have reached a tipping point. If steps are not taken to dismantle the bureaucracies that now dominate our lives and take too much of our productivity we will slide in to the system that makes us even more dependent on our government for our daily bread and for our liberties. The basic rights that our Constitution said we derived from our Creator.
Regarding the Republican primary contest, everyone seems to agree that Newt Gingrich is the “smartest man in the room” and he is currently leaping into the lead over Romney by double digits. Already we hear that he did consulting work for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The assumption in the popular media concludes that he had to of been telling them how to avoid regulations and laws that were meant to limit them in their activities. He maintains that he advised them not to make the no-cost, no qualify loans that they were contemplating in response to laws passed by Frank and Dodd and company. Frank announced last week that he will not seek reelection. Suspicious timing that he would get off the target just as a firing squad was being assembled.
What were going to see a lot of in the next couple of weeks is more smoke and mirrors regarding Gingrich. Innuendos and charges without facts to back them.
I’m persuaded that the circumstances in our country today are requiring, “the smartest man in the room” to dismantle the destructive shadow government and oppressive regulations that have been imposed by this administration. I suggest that we all study Gingrich carefully in the next few weeks; not to learn more about his divorces and personal love life but to hear the specifics on his concept of solutions to return our economic and government apparatus back into the hands of the citizens of this great land. Something bold and something extraordinarily brave is going to be required to reverse our direction.
It’s time to put a captain at the helm that knows where the mines are floating and what direction the torpedoes are being fired, and navigate us back to safe waters. Gingrich has demonstrated in the past, through his “contract with America”, that he is willing and capable of bold initiatives. Educate yourselves on how Gingrich could implement both solutions to today’s problems, and I think we can make him more than the flavor of the month.