... swept my spirits to new heights this evening when I read: Rep. Tancredo to form presidential committee @ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16654671/. In other words, the man I feel would be best choice as our next president of the United States of America is doing what Hillary Clinton just did. he is forming an exploratory committee to see if his running for the office of president would be feasible.
As for me, I can only hope he decides to run, although as I said my feeling of joy is probably fleeting. I say this because I do not believe he will make it through the primaries, though if he did, I believe he would stand a good chance of beating down any candidate the democrats could offer. He stands for strict enforcement of laws against illegal entry of aliens into the USA, he stands for enactment of reasonable laws regarding legal immigration, he stands for a strong national defense, he stands for the war against terrorism, he stands for law and order, he is fairly pro second amendment, and most recently he has come out against hypocrisy in government by calling for an end to racism in the halls of government in that he has called for an end to caucuses based solely upon race - see: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16812597/.
He is a conservative, not a moderate republican. I like that even though I am not anti-abortion; I really believe it is a choice to be made in certain instances such as rape, incest, danger to the mother, and so forth. I do not believe abortion is the answer to being a slut. I think he is more opposed to abortion than am I, but I can live with that, especially in light of the other things for which he stands. Yet, because he is a person who speaks his mind, because he seems to be quite up front about his political opinions, because he is conservative in the truer sense of conservatism, I think it will be tough for him to beat more moderate republican candidates in the primaries if only because they spin things better than someone who is straight forward. Yet if he can do that, he can win the election as compared to anything the dems can offer. There is yet hope for the 2008 elections as I see it. I can only hope he decides to throw his hat into the ring, and that he gets enough name recognition from the rest of America. He would be, in my opinion, a good thing for our country.
All the best,
Cactus in Pots
1 hour ago