In my last article titled “The Boy Who Cried ‘Race,’” I said that if Obama supported conservative and libertarian ideals, I would have voted for him in a heartbeat. Race didn’t matter then, and it doesn’t matter now. Ideology, however, is key.
Ideology is paramount, because it’s what drives policy. Obama believes the government is the solution, so his policy reflects that ideology. I, and most Americans, believe that the people are the solution. We believe we should be given the freedom necessary to take care of ourselves.
After volunteering at CPAC in Orlando last week, I was rudely awakened. Prior to the event, I was guilty of saying “vote safe” and “make your vote count,” and sadly, that view was shared by most people and fellow volunteers I interacted with. Among all of the trends and topics shared over those three days with other CPAC attendees, one word jumped out the most: electability. Herman Cain has long been a favorite of mine, but every time I mentioned him to one of my conservative counterparts, I was met with, “Yeah I really like him, he just isn’t electable.”
But my question is, since when does electability make someone electable?
This obsession with electability is exactly what gets us nominees like John McCain, and we all saw how well that went. Romney is another John McCain, and Perry isn’t much better. Don’t let Perry’s faith fool you into thinking he’s a true conservative… he’s not. Romney and Perry, two middle-of-the-road, establishment Republicans, were chosen by the liberal media a long time ago. Why do you think just about every debate, news article, television interview we’ve seen thus far has pitted those two against each other? Who makes those decisions? The media. And so, more air time results in better name recognition, which results in higher poll ratings. People see higher ratings on a poll, which results in better name recognition, which results in more air time. And so the dance continues.
You’re not being informed, you’re being manipulated.
But the truth is, the American public doesn’t want a moderate. People don’t want another restrained, robotic, good-looking, smooth-talker. We got that with slick-rick Obama. America is in desperate need of a tried and true conservative. Someone with pride. Someone with passion. Someone with faith and humility. Someone who loves this country and has the fire in his belly to save it. But we have to stand together. We have to stand for America. The media are not going to hand over our real candidate without a fight.
- Someone strong enough to win the GOP nomination, but weak enough to lose against Obama: Mitt Romney is electable.