We are in the midst of a very heated vetting process amongst the Republican candidates. It’s like a game of fruit basket turnover as they vacillate in polls relative to who’s on first and who’s on second.

No one is really saying anything new, but mostly the same old rhetoric of politicians. I don’t hear any of them speaking up for Individual Freedom, and personal property Rights.

Of the five candidates left, one day they are speaking angrily and condemning the other candidates, then the next day cooled down trying to placate and pander to the crowd. All rather adept at applied psychology of politics. Their attempts to win is by doing what all politicians do, trying to get in office and stay in office, talking out of both sides of their mouths. And rest assured the one who wins will sing a different song if elected.

While President Obama is marching merrily along campaigning in his usual charismatic manner, he is without a doubt the best politician I have ever seen. Despite his record in office the past three years he does not appear in the least bit worried about being re-elected.

The hundreds of articles I have written are mostly my personal opinion about happenings politically. And from where I sit today it appears he’s ahead of the curve, with a good chance of being re-elected. And I base this on the tempo of the people. Most have so bought into the basic tenets of socialism, they like the nanny State. Many of the American people will jump up and down, whoop and holler about conditions, but when you get right down to the nitty-gritty of changing the status quo, they have a tendency to stick with what they have.

For the major portion of his time in office, the pundits kept saying he did not know what he was doing. Haven’t heard that lately. In previous articles writing about him, I have always believed he knew exactly what he was doing, and accomplished a large portion of his agenda after entering office. Admittedly the past few months, he has not accomplished much aside from executive orders, but he made such great strides early on after elected, he can afford to rest on his laurels of acomplishments, of socialistic agenda.

Lately he’s been speaking in glowing terms about how great America is, and blaming Republicans for his inability to push through his latest agenda. He is a very adept and a polished politician and knows how to push on and off buttons of the American people. Whether one likes it or not, in my opinion he has been very effective in implementing his socialistic agenda. Aside from FDR he’s the most effective politician in my lifetime.

As I see it there’s no other candidate on the horizon who has a record and ability to defeat him. And still think, all the leftist liberal Democrats root for Romney to be his opponent, despite the fact they use reverse psychology and pretend to be against him. A pretty effective ploy, because conservatives leaning towards the Right will shoo Romney in as his opposition, thinking the left are opposed to him.

I admit Mitt made a darned good speech after winning in New Hampshire, but talk is talk, and they all change their tune after elected. Once in power and control, it’s always a different ball-game. But they all know they must have the votes.

As a reminder of the dictatorship of Hitler, towards the end of his regime, he rounded up the people in trucks with armed guards and took them to the polls to vote for him. No concern for the approval of the people but shrewd enough to know the importance of the vote. Something all politicians know they must have.

An interesting rule on the Huckabee program last evening, all candidates were warned not to attack nor mention the name of their opponents. Just a little restriction on Freedom of speech.

Newt Gingrich who has experienced more ups and downs than a yo-yo, it appears making another comeback in South Carolina. Regardless of what happens, I think Mitt Romney will be the Republican candidate to face Obama in the general election. He has the money and the backing of the moneyed crowd. But so does Obama. It’s the consensus of opinion it is going to be a down and dirty fight.

In my opinion, this country is so far entrenched in Socialism, and has gone so far astray from the Principles upon which this nation was founded, it really makes little difference who is elected. It’s unrealistic to believe any one man can change the direction this country is going. Only in the hearts and minds of the people, switching gears, to desire Freedom, will the change come. Inasmuch as it’s rarely ever talked about anymore, the future of this once great nation does not look very bright at this time in our history, no matter who is at the helm as President. I could be sincerely wrong and hope that I am.

Here’s a quote from Frederic Bastiat, over a hundred years ago: “As long as the law may be diverted from its true purpose – that it may violate property instead of protecting it – then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder. Political questions will always be prejudicial, dominant, and all-absorbing. There will be fighting to gain access to the legislature as well as fighting within it.”



Email: annecleveland@bellsouth.net

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