I must admit I am greatly disappointed with our choice of presidential candidates. Herman Cain was my man, and I am still grieving over his departure from the race. I don't believe for a moment that he was guilty of any of these charges made against him by these broke, loser-types who all had a history of being financially-strapped, sue-happy, and making charges of sexual harassment toward other men besides Cain. As to the woman who accused him of forcing her head toward his crotch, the woman lives in the same building as David Axelrod. I guess we're to believe that is a mere coincidence. No way! The Obama machine has a history of playing dirty to win elections. Regarding the woman with whom he supposedly had a long-term affair, she came forth with a multitude of text messages or emails from him. But, if there were any incriminating evidence in them, the American Pravda would have jumped at the chance to release them. Yes, Cain was weaker than he should have been on foreign policy. However, with the proper foreign policy advisers, he could have been trusted to make the right choice.
Needless to say, now we are left with choosing the best candidate from a group we don't particularly like. Bachmann is an exception; I adore her, but can you see her beating Obama? I certainly can't. Perry is a great disappointment with his caves to both illegals and Islam. He would be soundly defeated by Obama in any debate. Ron Paul would be awesome if we could just make him the president of domestic issues only. He's scary on foreign policy. When he says that we should make nice with Iran, he shows how clueless he really is. Sounds just like Obama.
That leaves us with the two front-runners: Newt and Mitt. Newt knows how to say all the right things that conservatives want to hear, but he has a history of being a big government Republican. Besides, his personal history is deplorable. I want a leader with strong character.
Mitt has a spotless personal history and has the advantage of experience in the private sector which is vitally important, but has waffled on many issues. In all fairness, he may have portrayed himself as more liberal on some issues than he really was to win in liberal Massachusetts.
But, Mitt, what were you thinking when you suggested that most Muslims do not support the jihad against the West and Israel? It's always about politics for all of these candidates. Did he think he would win Muslim votes by his comment? Get real, the Muslim population has their man in the White House. Obama will win nearly all the Muslim vote, which is insignificant in size, regardless of the state of the economy. All Mitt accomplished by his naive remark was to place doubt in the hearts of GOP voters as to his willingness to tackle the forces of darkness coming from the Islamic faith. And just when I was considering supporting him.
Read from Jihad Watch:
Romney: 'I believe people of the Islamic faith do not have to subscribe to the idea of radical, violent jihadism'
"What about nonradical, nonviolent jihadism? What about the Islamic supremacist imperative to assert Sharia over other legal codes by nonviolent as well as violent means? Romney doesn't address that, and I doubt he is even aware that such an imperative exists.
'Mitt Romney: Islam is not an inherently violent faith,' by Tony Leys for the Des Moines Register, December 9 (thanks to Maxwell):
Cedar Rapids, Ia. – 'Mitt Romney responded today to a call for a tougher stance against Muslims by saying that most Muslims are peaceful people who deserve respect. The issue came up during a question-and-answer session at a campaign stop here this morning. A man rose from the audience, claimed he had many Muslim friends, but said, “I have never heard one Muslim condemn Islamic jihad or terrorism. I see Islamic jihad as one of the greatest threats to America and the western world. Are you going to continue to give Islam and Islamic jihad in this country a pass like everybody before you continues to do? The only people that call Islam a religion of peace are the Muslims, and they are the most violent religion in the world.”
Romney said radical, violent Islamists pose a threat to Americans and others around the world. However, he said, “they take a very different view of Islam than the Muslims I know.” He noted that he was raised in the Detroit area, which has a large Muslim population. “They are peace-loving and America-loving individuals. I believe that very sincerely. I believe people of the Islamic faith do not have to subscribe to the idea of radical, violent jihadism.”'"