Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Iowans, Don't Let Your State Become Irrelevant in the Nominating Process

I keep hearing from all the pundits, how there could be a big surprise out of the Iowa caucuses. These pundits say Ron Paul could win it.  Almost all the polls in Iowa show Ron Paul finishing first or second, and now there are reporters on the ground there say there is a good chance Ron Paul can win it. So, how the hell will that be a big surprise if he wins the Iowa caucus?  It now will be a surprise and a very pleasant surprise if he doesn't win Iowa. This is the only state where Ron Paul has the chance to finish first.  I pray the GOP Iowa caucus goers do not let his happen.  

Some of Paul's domestic views are just kooky, but his foreign policy views are downright dangerous to the national security of the United States of America. This is a man who believes that it is America's fault we were attacked on 9-11 by Islamist terrorists.  Ron Paul's isolationist model, his "blame America first", and anti Israel views reeks of leftover stench from one of  Reverend Jeremiah Wright's speeches from the pulpit.  Yes, the same Jeremiah Wright who was a mentor to our president.

Ron Paul's view that it is alright for Iran to have a nuclear weapon should make every American cringe. 

His foreign policy views are an anathema to Republicans, conservatives, and an overwhelming majority of Americans.

I keep hearing how there is a big Evangelical vote in Iowa.  If that is true, then how can those caucus goers possibly let this man win.  From all the evidence, Evangelicals are some of the greatest, if  not the greatest supporters of Israel. How could they not get out in droves during the caucuses to make sure this anti Israel man does not win in this great state? 

There is zero chance that this man can win the nomination or even finish second in the process. The fact that Iowa is the only state that Ron Paul has a chance to win, should be an embarrassment to all Iowans.  Please Iowans, don't let this happen.

If Ron Paul does win Iowa, it will make Iowa irrelevant as far as the GOP nominating process is concerned, from this election on.  A Ron Paul win in Iowa would be meaningless to the final outcome and make the real GOP nominating process begin in New Hampshire. Iowa will be disregarded by most Republicans.

In the NFL during their drafting for new players, the last player selected in the NFL draft is called Mr. Irrelevant.  Iowa, if you let Ron Paul win your caucus, then you will become the Mr. Irrelevant of states.  You may be the first in the nominating process, but you might as well be the last.  Why would any serious GOP candidate in the future waste the time and money to campaign in your state during the nominating process, as it will be meaningless to the final outcome.

Iowans, you have a beautiful state.  Don't let it become irrelevant, as far as the GOP nominating process is concerned.
Update:  Hugh Hewitt on his radio show on Tuesday said it wouldn't happen, but if Ron Paul somehow managed to win the GOP nomination, he would vote for Obama.   Like me, Hugh is a strong conservative who cannot tolerate Paul's dangerous foreign policy views. He is the one candidate who would be more dangerous than Obama.  I agree.

Update 2:  I wish every Republican candidate would say the same things Newt Gingrich said today about the dangerous Ron Paul. [I have also heard Michele Bachmann call Ron Paul's foreign policy views dangerous]  This via the National Journal:

"I think Ron Paul's views are totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American," Gingrich said Tuesday in a CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer.
Could he vote for Paul? "No." If it came down to Paul vs. Obama? "You'd have a very tough choice at that point."

Good for you Newt and Michele. 

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