Deciphering the truth in a culture of false.

Please Go Newt!

Does anyone know what’s going on here? Do you know how many Republicans have decided that they are too tired to watch any of the Republican debates or any kind of news about the campaign anymore? Try like everyone. All I know is I’m more than turned off and it’s not because of the ugliness like sweet Mrs. Bush Sr. says. I don’t think it’s all that bad considering baggage does need to be aired.  You don’t want bed bugs creeping into your house later.  You know what I’m saying?   I think she just said that because that’s what old ladies say when they can’t say “this is a fuck”.  Pardon my French.  I think she feels like many of us do, that we may have the wrong candidates in the lead and we’re not quite sure what to do about it.

But the great thing is, it’s not totally over!  Now that the “ugliness” is relatively passed us, we should re-look at our candidates, don’t you think?  This kind of illusion that it’s down to two candidates Romney and Santorum is merely that, an illusion. For one, I don’t want us to think this race is over because we’re clearly not happy with who we are going towards choosing as the Republican candidate. It’s pretty obvious that that is the main reason why Republicans are sick of watching.  We’ve got to that point again where we have gone through the traditional motions, gotten towards the end of that process and realized we’ve got a product we don’t want. The Republican Party can’t admit they’re going the wrong direction when they’re trying to win the election despite who the front running candidate is.  The Republican win is the main goal. I know this.

But maybe the main goal of choosing the right Republican candidate should be getting the right candidate for what happens after the election in 2012.  I think the candidates were correct in the beginning when they all said if you elect any of us it would be better than letting President Obama continue to be the president for four more years. I still agree with that. What I think is happening now is kind of like… Well, have you ever been baking something new and you follow the recipe, you followed everything that the recipe said exactly.   You get to the end of it and it’s nothing like you thought it would be.  It doesn’t taste good, it’s falling apart and you’ve got a party to serve.   How embarrassing.

We’ve faithfully depended on our process of choosing a candidate and here we are getting towards the end and oh no… we can tell it’s starting to look funny. Frankly, I think Romney scares the hell out of most of us. And Santorum is just so …Magoo. I don’t know what else to say. We have gotten ourselves into a process that when you come right down to it is not a good recipe.  The recipe is very much a beauty contest or a popularity contest and it likens itself to a lot like a High School Class President election.  But wait a minute, we don’t really just want to elect someone we think is the most popular or who we see is going to be a winner do we?  This can’t be about seeing ourselves standing next to what looks like a guaranteed winner.  That’s Pseudos.

The real candidate for an American President is someone who still carries that old-school-American, Reaganistic spirit we love and miss.  We need someone who can be calmly strong and who can be smart in high pressure situations.  You know what?  I think this man we’re looking for is a nerd, and an arrogant one at that.  The one none of us liked in High School and in fact the exact opposite of who we would vote for class president.  But see, we’re all grown up now and we can appreciate the need for someone who is completely confident in his intelligence and bold with his ideas of fixing this joint.  If you’ve ever had to deal with an engineer you know this simple rule: don’t ask an engineer to fix something if you can’t deal with the correct way to fix something.  We really need to set our pride aside and start paying attention to the person we would go to for real answers; especially if we needed them in a pinch.

It’s funny, but when people believe their time is short, they put all stereotypes and prejudices aside to get to what is important.  When we’re failing math and we’re about to be kicked off the team, who do we go to for study help?  Who’s the one we have to go to when we were too lazy to do the homework? Who always has the vocabulary list for the quiz?  The nerd.

Of course I’m talking about Newt Gingrich.   If you don’t think Newt’s a nerd, more power to you, but please note that this means you too are a nerd.  J Newt is the guy that has worked his butt off all his life and has been getting the straight A’s.  He has been paying attention, he’s been taking the notes, he’s been taking the crap too and still, we’re not willing to give the nerd some credit? Hey, this is America.  We’re not like that. Our country of America is the country that holds up the nerd with pride.  Revenge of The Nerds is one of our classic movies for a reason.  There are those who still hold Booger up there as one of their all-time favorite, All-American heroes just based on his burping talent, among other things.  You know who you are. Let’s do this!   Let’s raise up the appreciation of nerd abilities this day because what we need now is someone who knows how to do some basic accounting, some basic economics, some basic history and maybe some basic science would be good too.  The thing about nerds is they revel in a challenge, in the unexpected.  They are successful because they have the mindset to completely surprise people with something spectacular when the people whole-heartedly expected the opposite.

Hold the phone.  Wait a minute here.  Newt is no Booger.  He’s actually got some pretty cool skills that make him a super nerd.  Like Clark Kent!  He’s a diplomat.  Not many nerds are diplomats.  He’s got a great sense of humor.  Not many nerds have senses of humor.  He’s got a hot wife.  Not many nerds have that.  Needless to say, he’s got good qualities people and I think we need to start thinking about this seriously in these last few races.  This is no time to bail out on the process.  They can matter.  We need to make this cake work  and can if we can get around to doing something about what we really want for the future.  Not just about what we think is good for the popular election, I should say.  You should be very worried when the main stream media starts endorsing a certain Republican and it also just so happens to be the same way we’re going in our process of elimination.   To search for who will be the most popular or electable is just following into the Democratic Party’s ways of life.  That does not get us anywhere.

We’ve got two Republican candidates that all day debate about who is the most conservative. Meanwhile, we’re thinking uh, Romney and Santorum are both too damn conservative.  Preaching to the choir is an understatement.  They continue to show us they believe that we will not elect someone who may be a little bit of an underdog.  Actually, this is a quality in candidates Americans tend to empathize with more.  President Obama is a direct result of that.  Apparently Republican campaign advisors think the Republican Party is all about being conservative and I think they’ve missed the mark completely.  The majority of swing votes are going to come from the middle to left of the Republican and Independent voters.  I’d be sad to think this concentration on conservativism was not just a fight against President’s liberal policies but also someone’s single-handed wet dream of eliminating the purpose of the Tea Party all together with this election as well.  That could be a very costly mistake.

Albeit I think if we happen to elect someone who is super conservative I don’t believe they can ever get us to the point where all mainstream views are threatened.  Because we are way the hell over to left and getting kind of out-of-control, it would probably just swing us enough over to the right to make us more in the middle.

Newt by all means is what I would consider your average conservative. I don’t see how his baggage is much different than many Republicans I know. We all have a history full of mistakes. (That’s how we get to be so wise.)  And since we’ve gotten over Newt Gingrich’s history of his many divorces, his obvious stray from conservatism, I think we’re definitely steering in clearer waters.  Seriously, is that’s all you got?  A man who has lived in Washington DC for as long as he lived and that’s all you got?  He’s a freakin’ angel.

Newt Gingrich reminds me of America. He is smart. He is observant and is maybe not necessarily who you want to like. Kind of like the nerd you want to just stick in a locker sometimes because he so arrogant about what he knows in that big ol’ Q-tip head of his. He kind of goes off on these tangents where we can’t follow.  So we think, is he trying to make us feel stupid?  That’s essentially why we don’t like nerds, but in this case we really need that. We need someone who’s ability to think out-of-the-box surpasses the average individual.  I have not seen that from Romney.   I’ve not seen not that from Santorum.  Even as the leader, Romney tends to do what he knows is popular and what you know he needs to do to get the job done systematically.  I don’t see him doing anything that inspires me or inspires our country.

I don’t see Santorum inspiring our country to the point where we are all on the same page.  I think he already has gotten himself into the conundrum of causing division just by simply falling into some of these traps that the left wing media has laid for him. Newt is the one person who has shined on both of those points in that he has not repelled/excluded anyone with his personal beliefs and he’s caused people to be inspired.  You’ve seen that with the two standing ovations.   (Now I think he’s trying not to get them for the thought that they may start to look contrived.)  And he has also been the only one to be able to show some kind of balls when it comes to standing up to the media. Those three things alone say this is our dude.  We need someone who’s going to help us step out of this left wing media charged box of self-imprisonment.  Let’s not govern ourselves by the Middle East’s, the European, the East’s, the west coast’s or the east coast’s opinions and prejudices of us.  We can no longer afford to do that.

The real candidate for an American President is someone who still carries that old-school Reaganistic spirit we love and miss; someone who can be strong and who can be smart in pressure situations.  You know what?  I think this man we’re looking for is a nerd, and an arrogant one at that.  We need someone who is completely confident in his intelligence and bold with his ideas of fixing this joint.

And the only man who is shown any kind of inkling of an ability to do that is Newt Gingrich and we have little time to show him and the country that he is our man.  So if you’re out there and you’re able to vote or you’re able to do something about this please root for Newt!

I think a Newt Gingrich/Perry or a Gingrich/Palin ticket would be strong… to very strong. In a way, a Gingrich/Palin ticket would maybe remind Americans they had a second chance to erase the mistake they made last time.  I’m just sayin’.  Some said that Palin was the reason why McCain lost the election in ‘08, but we all know that wasn’t it. The left-wing media just said that to try and take down a female conservative and the McCain campaign needed a convenient scapegoat for failure.  The overall reason McCain lost the election for Republicans was the overwhelming weakness the people began to see in him.

Unfortunate as it was, at the same time Palin was announced his running mate, McCain suddenly became very vulnerable looking on conservative issues as well as appearing weak in his physical health.   Both attributed to his appearance of being the weaker candidate when compared with Obama.  I think again the Republican campaign advisers missed the mark on what our idea of what we as Americans (not as individuals) identify with.

McCain campaigned as the hero that he is.  Unfortunately, not all American heroes are built alike when it comes to what the American people see as heroes they would want as the President.   Americans are actually more taken with the ordinary American hero more so than the P.O.W. super-sacrificial soldier hero of lore.  Of course we hold our military, our soldiers to the highest degree of honor and standards for that matter, but then again we don’t hold ourselves to that standard.   I think we all tend to want to have a President that is a hero but also somebody we can still identify with.   He or she needs to have the appearance of having walked in our shoes for a bit.  Romney does not fit this shoe, and Santorum seems to be wearing elf shoes.  It may not be the truth, but what the people are seeing in this case does matter.

This generation of Republicans identify with the real beneficial “change” that took place in the late 80’s and also with Americans that remind them of a more Reaganesque time.  I think Gingrich has got that hands down and that Sarah Palin adds no weakness or loftiness to the image whatsoever.  Americans are leaders not followers.  Some of our leaders just happen to be nerds.  Go Newt!  Go!

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