Don’t Believe The HypePosted by YaVaughnie Wilkins on Oct 7, 2011 in Featured, Politics | 0 comments
Finally, a politician who has not succumbed to the chanting pleas of would-be donors and an over inflated ego that causes most politicos to manipulate their way through a long career without looking back at the carnage they create on their road to the top.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christy is to be commended for realizing he is unprepared to be president of the United States of America, thus sparing the country of the potential for a third consecutive president who is unqualified to hold the highest office in the universe.
After receiving phone calls from “influential” Republican donors, and cries of “Your country needs you,” from wacky Republican voters, while visiting the Ronald Reagan Library in Semi Valley, California last week, Christy has once and for all put the possibility of his candidacy to rest.
Our country needs its presidential candidates to have a well-thought out and researched agenda as well as some discernable experience. Christy has neither.
Aside from his straight-shooter manner of speaking, what else did Governor Christy bring to the table of an otherwise crowded dinner party full of clearly qualified candidates? After all, the first term New Jersey governor expressed on several occasions over the past several months he is not interested in running for president.
Because of the importance of the position, it is germane that our choice of candidates actually want to run for and hold the office, as opposed to being “talked into” believing they can win i.e. Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani, and now Rick Perry.
One thing’s for sure, whether it’s a Republican or Democrat, 2012 must be the year of (N)Obama. Despite the notion of the Liberal media outlets that none of the current Republican candidates can beat Obama, I, as an Independent voter, do not intend to cast my vote for a candidate who irresponsibly delivers over $500 million to Solyndra, Inc. as a bailout gift, only to have the company file Chapter 11 two years later, and who then has the audacity to tell “rich people [to} pay their fair share”. Obama was grossly inexperienced in 2008 and remains incompetently fit for a second term. (“Yes We Can” throw the bum out!)
Democrats got their revenge on Republicans by electing an obviously inexperienced Barack Obama (yes, I remain a bitter Hillary Clinton supporter), albeit he was not as unqualified as George W. Bush was in 2000, but the revenge is killing this country’s economy, our infrastructure, the growth and stability of our education system, as well as energy reform, due to all the governmental frivolously wasteful spending and inability to bridge the divide between Democrats and Republicans.
With the increasing number of registered Independent voters over the past two decades, it is probably safe to say most Americans do not care whether our next president is a Democrat or Republican; we just want someone who knows what the hell s/he is doing. If eight years with George W. Bush and 2 ½ years with Barack H. Obama as presidents has taught voters in this country anything, it is that we need a president who can do more than make threats of war around the world or read a poetically inspiring speech off a teleprompter.
Newt Gingrich has laudable experience and his 21st Century Contract with America is exactly the iron fist desperately needed to turn this country around. Mitt Romney has a solid plan to implement economic growth. Jon Huntsman seeks to secure our border with Mexico before signing any immigration reform bill into law. Herman Cain’s 999 Tax Plan is fair, and he is spot on that the EPA should be eliminated for its “out of control” spending. The other Republican candidates have some time to refine their individual platform but as of now, what they add to the debate is a grasp of the issues facing the U.S., both domestically and internationally, not to mention a hunger to be the next president.
The Republican field of candidates has something for everyone interested in voting for a Republican next year, therefore there was not a need to compel Christy to jump in when it clearly “is not [his] time,” as he so amply put it.
Christy has his ego in check; imagine that.
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