Political Horse Race

Posted Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 8:25 AM
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  • Mitt Romney is the Republican "yes" man and will go through with most of the plans without a qualm. Will he make a lot of folks mad? No, probably not. Will he do what needs to be done and drastically cut foolish spending even if it means he won't be popular with the "good old boys"? Most definitely not! I am not willing to waste my money on the favorite this time!

    Herman Cain on the other hand is a busines man who will run this country like business and for that he has my vote! Will he make a lot of folks mad? Oh yea! Will he do what needs to be done and drastically cut foolish spending even if it means he won't be popular with the "good old boys"? I hope so! I am willing to place my bet on the long-shot!

    I don't want a "yes" man in the white house......

    -- Posted by Proud of My Country on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 1:10 PM
  • A very good analysis, in my opinion. One thing bothers me about the entire Republican field with the exception of Ron Paul. Is all this talk of a strong national defense just another way of suggesting we continue to embark on various "adventures" abroad. Have we not had enough of war in recent years? We already have, by far, the most advanced defense establishment in the world. What more is needed?

    -- Posted by Bob E on Fri, Nov 11, 2011, at 10:33 PM
  • Dear Bob,

    I understand exactly what you are saying. None of us plebeian are privy to the details of the defense budget, but there are a few things we can reasonably know or deduce.

    1. Endless war will bankrupt a nation as surely as endless handouts.

    2. The only way to get enemies to stop waging war on us is to kill them until they are dead, then kill them a little bit more.

    3. There are probably too few soldiers and sailors to meet our obligations.

    4. The men and women in uniform today do not get paid nearly enough.

    5. Without a doubt, there is ungodly waste in the military.

    Will we stay superior to everyone else if we make drastic cuts? While we stand still, our enemies continue to keep moving.


    -- Posted by Charles Hear on Sun, Nov 13, 2011, at 5:40 PM
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