Where is the next Ronald Reagan when you need them? Never has the voter appetite been greater for a president who will truly change the disastrous course this country is on and return it to its original charter: a “beacon on a hill,” a source of light in the world by example and not by intervention; a haven of freedom with a very limited government that lives in fear of both the people and the constitution, and one that gets the heck out of the way of wealth creation and human ingenuity.
This is what we have in 2012: The Democrat in the White House, endorsed by a leading communist, continues his program to turn America into a bankrupt European welfare state.
And what of the Republican field? Pick your metaphor: Re-treads, scrap heap, bone pile; a collection of various career politicians, some of whom seem to have been running for 20 years, and most of whom have been hypocrites on government spending at one time or another.
When it comes to the Welfare State, almost all Republican lawmakers have been hypocrites, picking and choosing their favorite pork. If the economy were to turn up and the deficit shrank a little, I think most of this field would return to their limited modified pork barreling ways.
Each candidate has some core of true believers, but many GOP voters have one hand holding their noses while their other hand pulls the voting lever. With the current field, a truly spot-on conservative platform has yet to meet an electable candidate: the dream candidate, this generation’s Ronald Reagan.
In discussions with European conservatives (they’re called liberals over there—which is the correct usage of the word), I’m often asked why there are so few dynamic, electable, truly limited government conservatives running for Ppesident of the United States. Many were astonished that John McCain was the best the GOP could do in 2008.
I told them my opinion, which is that leftists who believe in big government naturally flock to Washington. The best and brightest progressives are enthusiastic about more laws, taxes, and regulations. But our best conservative leaders are off creating wealth, running companies or, as I put it, "coaching football teams."
America desperately needs another Reagan, a leader from outside the beltway, who hasn’t had his mind turned to jello by the sickening miasma that our national political culture has become, and who grasps the real God-ordained mission of this nation.