Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Steamroller

Today I devote my column to a question that seeks an answer. A steamroller is gathering momentum in American politics. It is an angry juggernaut that is plodding slowly and inexorably towards next November, when the next American president will be elected. That juggernaut is the Democratic Party, and right now they have the momentum.

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama seem to be the choice that is being plugged by the media. According to ABC, CBS, and NBC they can do no wrong. And truthfully, our sitting president is in the doghouse, for his failure to have vision as commander in chief to predict the consequences of his actions, as well as his inability to communicate his thoughts to the American people. [Forget the fact that nearly all democrats voted for the authorization to go into Iraq, they are riding on the president’s disfavor.]

This brings me to my current dilemma. The single issue that will decide where I cast my vote will not be made from an economic perspective. I don’t care about money, personally (although I hate to see it wasted by those in power.) I don’t care much about the newest liberal philosophy, that of saving (worshipping) our environment by reason of guilt. The single issue that will decide my vote will be that of the value of human life. I have no desire to see our country continue its barbaric practice of throwing babies into the fire, as a sacrifice to the god of convenience as a “right of personal choice.”

I see no contender currently running that has a chance of defeating either of these democratic nominees. Giuliani, McCain, and Romney all in the lead in polls, but they are not sparking the interest of Americans. They are similar, in my own opinion, to the Bob Dole/Jack Kemp ticket years ago that failed to address issues and failed to be innovative in their campaign and message. They were defeated before they even ran.

There is one person that I believe has a chance of defeating the steamroller. The person represents a steep grade of intelligence and communication. That person is Newt Gingrich. Gingrich is an avid student of history, something that seems to be lacking in all current candidates. If he were to take Fred Thompson as running mate, that would make for a great ticket, solidly based on Reagan type conservatives, something the Democrats fear greatly.

Just my thoughts. Here’s the link for the ABC news discussion page:


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Houtchens...
It's me, Jessica S, from your Science class last year. I came across your site when I was going through my history and decided to keep reading it. I have summer school for Math, so I need something to make me laugh.
I hope you keep posting!!!
~Jessica S