Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pick One: Romney, Clinton, McCain, Obama

It looks likes it is a four way race for the Presidency.

Giuliani and Edwards are calling it quits.

Well here we go again, which one is the lesser of the four evils?

It looks like that may be Romney. But will enough conservatives get excited about Mitt? The answer is no.

The problem is; if the conservatives do not get motivated come November the Republican nominee will not win. Hillary and Obama are having a lot of success getting people to the polls. When one of these two get the nod the Dems will rally behind them to try and defeat their real enemy, Republicans.

The problem for the Republicans is this; we have been doing this an awful lot lately and many of us are getting tired of carrying water for people, only to have them slap us in the face while in office. I am almost positive McCain would carry his "face-slapping gloves" with him at all times. Can Romney be trusted not to "slap" us around too? I would have to answer no. Truth be told I think he is probably not much better, if any better than McCain at all. In my opinion he says whatever it is he thinks you want to hear. While running for Governor he wasn't all that different from the Dems. Now that he is going for the Republican nomination he seems to be more conservative. Would the real Mitt Romney please stand?

As far as looking at the Democratic candidates. I know that I disagree with them on every major issue, as well as %99.999 of the small ones. That is why I really don't talk about them yet. Right now they are infighting within the Democratic party. That is a place I would prefer to stay away from. Don't worry I will get to them before the general election rolls around. I am glad to see more than a few Dems realize how pathetic Bill Clinton is though.

What to do? I just don't know.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Updated: John McCain Wins Florida

Update: Rudy to endorse McCain as early as tomorrow?


Fox News:

John McCain pulled out a win against Mitt Romney in a squeaker of a Republican presidential primary contest in Florida Tuesday while Hillary Clinton handily won the largely ceremonial Democratic contest.

The primary was the last major opportunity for candidates to pick up momentum going into Super Tuesday, Feb. 5, when 24 states hold primaries and caucuses for both parties.

With 55 percent of precincts reporting, McCain had 35 percent and Romney 31 percent, followed by Rudy Giuliani with 15 percent, Mike Huckabee with 13 percent and Ron Paul with 3 percent.

I will say it again, I will not vote for John McCain. It looks like he will be the Republican nominee. I may have to skip one come November. I cannot bring myself to vote for someone who will bed down with the Dems at the drop of a hat. If this country is going to continue down the path to Socialism then let a Democrat lead the way.

It looks like tough times are ahead for the Republican party and this great country of ours. Hold on tight, it is going to be a bumpy ride.

I agree with Erick at Red State:

..Mitt Romney will limp on, but keep his stack of silver medals in 2nd place. Rudy is over. I'm still voting for Fred. John McCain, at least, I maintain is probably the most viable against Hillary or Obama.

Ladies and Gentlemen, let's prepare for John McCain as our nominee. As of tonight, the writing is on the wall.

And I want my party back, by the way.

Michael Yon: "Al Qaeda Is On The Run"

Looks like good news coming from Iraq. Of course we should not expect to read about it in the MSM:

Major operations against al Qaeda have begun in northern Iraq. Al Qaeda is in serious trouble. These are not ad hoc operations, but are deliberate, systematic, well-planned and working. I’ve been watching this unfold for months but have not reported due to sensitivity, but the real shooting has started and Maliki has announced it. ...

Go on over and check out Michael's site. Thank him for the sacrifices he is making to bring us real info on Iraq.

This has been a long time coming and I am glad to see the results the surge are producing.

Make Sure Your Representatives Are On This List

The Club For Growth has a running list on the members of Congress that have sworn off earmarks until real reform can be done.

I would list them here but the list is growing pretty fast, so go over and check out the list.

If your Representatives are not on there, contact them and ask why.

Contact info:


This is a serious problem. President Bush talked about it last night in the SOTU address. It is time to get involved on this issue.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Vigilante Justice

You may have noticed the Vigilante Justice blog roll is gone from my sidebar. My opinion has not changed about how perverse and disgusting these actions are. I received word from the roll's sponsor that Google locked it and would not open it back up for him.

Who Is The Real Conservative, Romney Or McCain?

Since Fred withdrew from the race the other candidates are competing for the label of "the most conservative candidate left in the race". Something they could not mention as long as Fred was there.

As a former supporter of Thompson I have received a lot of e-mail from Romney's camp wanting my support. Of course there have been a few e-mails from Ron Paul's people too. I haven't heard from McCain or Giuliani

All you see in the news now is McCain and Romney pointing fingers at each one another trying to convince us the other is no better than the Dems.

I am not convinced that either one of them would lead much better than the Dems. Oh sure, they both have some conservative principals. The only problem is, they both have more than a few liberal principals too. Of course, Romney has tried to cover these up by flip-flopping a little. But he has not changed my opinion about him. I just can't bring myself to trust him.

McCain says he has changed his position on illegals. I don't think that is true either. He also voted against Bush's tax cuts. One of the few good things that has come out of Bush's Presidency.

Huckabee is as "big government as they come".

Giuliani is a liberal and has no problem letting you know this.

Ron Paul is still an Asshat.

The fact of the matter is we true conservatives are going to be forced to either hold our noses and vote for another RINO, or stay at home. That is going to be a tough decision.

Friday, January 25, 2008

The New York Times Endorses John " Amnesty" McCain

Talk about losing points with conservatives:

We have strong disagreements with all the Republicans running for president. The leading candidates have no plan for getting American troops out of Iraq. They are too wedded to discredited economic theories and unwilling even now to break with the legacy of President Bush. We disagree with them strongly on what makes a good Supreme Court justice.

Still, there is a choice to be made, and it is an easy one. Senator John McCain of Arizona is the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small, angry fringe. With a record of working across the aisle to develop sound bipartisan legislation, he would offer a choice to a broader range of Americans than the rest of the Republican field.


Mr. McCain was one of the first prominent Republicans to point out how badly the war in Iraq was being managed. We wish he could now see as clearly past the temporary victories produced by Mr. Bush’s unsustainable escalation, which have not led to any change in Iraq’s murderous political calculus. At the least, he owes Americans a real idea of how he would win this war, which he says he can do. We disagree on issues like reproductive rights and gay marriage.

In 2006, however, Mr. McCain stood up for the humane treatment of prisoners and for a ban on torture. We said then that he was being conned by Mr. Bush, who had no intention of following the rules. But Mr. McCain took a stand, just as he did in recognizing the threat of global warming early. He has been a staunch advocate of campaign finance reform, working with Senator Russ Feingold, among the most liberal of Democrats, on groundbreaking legislation, just as he worked with Senator Edward Kennedy on immigration reform.

I don't think McCain will win. He is running strong right now, but most of his points have come from states that allow Independents to vote in the primary they chose.

This is not good for any Republican candidate.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Va. Congressman Virgil Goode On The DC Gun Ban

World Net Daily:

A Republican congressman from Virginia is asking President Bush to order the Justice Department to submit a brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case that supports the rights afforded U.S. citizens under the Second Amendment.

The request from Rep. Virgil Goode concerns a filing submitted by the Justice Department in a Supreme Court case over the legality of a handgun ban imposed by the District of Columbia.

The money quote:

"If this view prevails, a national ban on all firearms – including hunting rifles – could be constitutional, even if the court decides – on ample historical evidence – that the Founders intended the Second Amendment as an individual right," his letter said.

"I would ask that you direct the Justice Department to withdraw this unfortunate brief and to replace it with an opinion which reflects the right of law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms," Goode wrote.

Do yourself a favor and read it all at the link above.

Look people, if this is the route the Supreme Court takes it could very well be the beginning of the end for Private gun ownership in this country. This is serious. To me it is more serious than any other issue that has come before the Supreme Court to this date.

We got on the phone last year over the immigration issue. It is time to start kicking up dust on this issue. This country is slowly losing our freedom now. Let this go into effect and the pace of lost freedom will pick up tremendously. The next few months could possibly be the most important in this countries history. We are at a time when we must decide whether to allow our freedom to be taken away.

Some quotes by our Founding Fathers:

"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good" (George Washington)

"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- (Thomas Jefferson)

"The whole of the Bill (of Rights) is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals.... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of." (Albert Gallatin of the New York Historical Society, October 7, 1789)

"No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." (Thomas Jefferson, Proposal Virginia Constitution, 1 T. Jefferson Papers, 334,[C.J.Boyd, Ed., 1950])

"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves...and include all men capable of bearing arms." (Richard Henry Lee, Additional Letters from the Federal Farmer (1788) at 169)

"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty.... Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins." (Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment [ I Annals of Congress at 750 {August 17, 1789}])

" disarm the people - that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380)

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." (James Madison, The Federalist Papers #46 at 243-244)

"Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people" (Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788)

"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike especially when young, how to use them." (Richard Henry Lee, 1788, Initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights, Walter Bennett, ed., Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republican, at 21,22,124 (Univ. of Alabama Press,1975)..)

"The great object is that every man be armed" and "everyone who is able may have a gun." (Patrick Henry, in the Virginia Convention on the ratification of the Constitution. Debates and other Proceedings of the Convention of Virginia,...taken in shorthand by David Robertson of Petersburg, at 271, 275 2d ed. Richmond, 1805. Also 3 Elliot, Debates at 386)

"That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of The United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms..." (Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, at 86-87 (Peirce & Hale, eds., Boston, 1850))

"And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants" (Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939)

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined" (Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836)

"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks. (Thomas Jefferson, Encyclopedia of T. Jefferson, 318 [Foley, Ed., reissued 1967])

"What country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms." (Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, Dec. 20, 1787, in Papers of Jefferson, ed. Boyd et al.)

The Second Amendment is the most important one. It was put into place to ensure we can keep the others. Without it the others will soon disappear.

Contact your Senators and Representatives and let them know how you feel .

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Line Of The GOP "Work With The Democrats"

From Red State:

The Senate GOP has been having its retreat. This is the first retreat since Lamar Alexander (R-TN) was named Chairman of the Conference. In this position, Alexander is charged with developing the GOP agenda and controlling the message.

Today, the Republican Senators are at a retreat and they are getting their first taste of Lamar Alexander's leadership. His message: embrace being in the minority.


As if orchestrated, other "experts" who were invited by Republican leadership gave reports downplaying the GOP's struggle with spending and pork and focusing mainly on the war in Iraq as the problem. Senators were told that what the American people want most is cooperation in Congress and to see lawmakers get things done: Read -- Pass Democrat legislation. In fact, by the time it was over, I'm told you would have thought the Appropriators themselves had arranged the presentation to completely undermine Winston's assertion that waste and earmarks had anything at all to do with the GOP loss in 2006.

Lamar Alexander's central theme of the day now is that the GOP must work with the Democrats on "bipartisan legislation" to show the American people the Senate can get things done. Whoa unto the Republican Senator who obstructs the will of the majority.

Read the whole thing at the link. There are several e-mails you will want to see.

This is like a bad dream. The GOP lost control of the house because they were acting just like the democrats. They will not gain control again until they step away from that way of thinking. It looks like the Senator from Tennessee is going to keep running down the path that has placed the party in the minority.

The GOP does not stand a chance of re-gaining a majority as long as they allow people who think this way to lead them.

Fred Thompson Blogrolls

I have removed the Fred blog rolls from my sidebar. This is because I have noticed some being deleted and others have a lot of links that are no longer open.

I will not be carrying water for any of the others.

I still support Fred.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Fred Thompson Withdraws From The Race

It is a sad day for the Republican Party:

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson quit the Republican presidential race on Tuesday, after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states.

"Today, I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort," Thompson said in a statement.

No one but RINO's left in the race.

Vote Ron Paul. Just kidding, he is still an asshat.

Remember the movie Brewster's Millions, I think I'll take "None Of The Above."

What Is Next?

I still support Fred.

That being said, his chances for victory seem slim right now. I have got a lot of thinking to do.

It looks like there are four candidates that realistically have a chance of winning.

I have huge problems with all of these choices. I believe in conservative principals. By that I mean all three legs. The big issues that concern me are the War, Immigration, Tax and Spending, and Guns in no specific order. These issues make it hard on me to pick anyone but Fred.

Giuliani will never get my vote. The mess he made with the gun issue in New York is inexcusable. His views on gay marriage and abortion does not help him much either. He did a decent job with crime, but has put his gun legislation front and center in the debate as to how he accomplished this. I feel it was all the extra police officers. The guns did not play a role in this accomplishment.

McCain does not have a snowballs chance in Hell of getting my vote. Why you ask? Let's see; immigration, global warming, campaign finance, etc... He is too quick to line up with Democrats (and not moderate Democrats, the crazy ones). You have to respect what he did for this country in the military, and he is pretty Conservative on spending. But I cannot excuse the way he has conducted himself while in the Senate.

Huckabee will not get my vote. He is a liberal. The only issues that keep him from being a left leaning Democrat is abortion and guns. He does not have a grasp of foreign relations (he wants to close Gitmo). He is a big government man and that cannot be looked over.

Romney, as of right now will not get my vote either. He seems to be saying the right things now, but a lot of his views have changed since he was running for Governor of one of the most liberal states in the Union. I have heard a lot of people saying he had to say those things in order to get elected up there. The problem I have is how do I know he is serious about his positions now. Maybe he is just changing his positions to get elected now.

As you can see, I have some tough decisions to make.

As of right now I am going to vote for Fred, whether he is in the race or not.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Governer Bredesen Loves Giving Out Your Money

Fellow Tennesseans, Mr. Bredesen loves handing out tax money. See how he thinks you feel about having your money dished out:

Every person in Tennessee needs to see this video.

Let me know if you like having your tax dollars handed out like candy. I do not.

Life And Death

Ask this lady if she needs a handgun in the house:

She is on the phone with the police for several minutes, while a stalker is trying to get into her house. The dispatcher is repeating that the police are almost there. The man gets into here house, comes into her bedroom and starts to strangle her. Three rounds from a 9mm in the chest is all that saved her life.

Ask this woman how important the second amendment is.

H/T: Politics, Guns & Beer

Another Reason Not To Elect A RINO

The Bush Administration's leading lawyer would restrict gun ownership:

Since "unrestricted' private ownership of guns clearly threatens the public safety, the 2nd Amendment can be interpreted to allow a variety of gun restrictions, according to the Bush administration.

The argument was delivered by U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the ongoing arguments over the legality of a District of Columbia ban on handguns in homes, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.

Clement suggested that gun rights are limited and subject to "reasonable regulation" and said all federal limits on guns should be upheld.

"Given the unquestionable threat to public safety that unrestricted private firearm possession would entail, various categories of firearm-related regulation are permitted by the 2nd Amendment," he wrote in the brief, the Times reported.

He noted especially the federal ban on machine guns and those many other "particularly dangerous types of firearms," and endorsed restrictions on gun ownership by felons, those subject to restraining orders, drug users and "mental defectives."

His arguments came in the closely watched Washington, D.C., ban that would prevent residents from keeping handguns in their homes for self-defense.

Read the rest at the link above.

This is just another example of what you get when you put a RINO like Bush in the White House. Sure, he's good on taxes and the War,etc.. But you have to fight the person you voted for on immigration, guns, spending, etc... That is why this election is so important to get right. We need someone that will stand up for almost all conservative principals.

Sign This Petition

If the second amendment is important to you, go sign this petition.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Human Events "Reagan's Favorite Paper" Endorses Fred

From Human Events:

We begin by recalling the profound words of Ronald Reagan at the Conservative Political Action Conference Feb. 15, 1975: “A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers.” We believed that then, and we believe it now. The issue for us -- and for the conservative community -- boils down to which of the candidates is most representative of the fundamental conservative principles we believe in. The answer is Fred Thompson.


We make this endorsement on the basis of much research, having interviewed Sen. Thompson and some of his opponents, as well as examining what they have all said and done. We conclude that Thompson is a solid conservative whose judgment is grounded in our principles.

Read the entire article at the link. Human Events goes on to describe each candidate, as well as going in depth on Fred's record.

This is a major endorsement for Fred. I hope he can run with it. He needs to start catching on fast.

Win, Fred, Win

Is Giuliani Having Money Trouble?

I sure do hope so:

About a dozen senior campaign staffers for Rudy Giuliani are forgoing their January paychecks, a sign of possible money trouble for the Republican
presidential candidate and last year's national front-runner.

The article goes on to suggest they have enough money, but it can't hurt to have more. A Rudy Giuliani nomination would be a disaster for the Republican party, which has already moved too far to the left. I hope the people of Florida come to the realization that Rudy is not the best candidate to put forward in the race for 08.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Fred To Be On The O'Reilly Factor Tonight

I was getting ready to e-mail Fred at Fred08 to tell him he needs to accept O'Reilly's invitation when I found this:

Fred will be on The O’Reilly Factor tonight. I know a lot of you have wanted Fred on that show for months. Now, it will happen.

If you are going to watch LSU and Ohio State play, record O'Reilly.

Win, Fred, Win

Republican Forum

I thought Fred had an excellent night last night. He seems to be the only candidate that is willing to talk seriously about the issues. The rest of them seem to just be interested in doing sound bites. Of course, that seems to be what the people want to here. What some others had to say about his performance:

Mary Katharine Ham:

2. Fred: I actually thought Fred was strongest, but Mitt had more to gain, so I gave the first place to him. The focus group says I'm dead wrong, but I thought he was knowledgeable and made the others look less mature with the depth of his answers. I think he's got a more comfortable style that works for him in debates and ought to serve him well in South Carolina, where voters are more predisposed to the rambly country-boy style.

Erick at Red State:

I think Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney did the best tonight. Mitt seemed even paced all night. Thompson was the adult in the room, willing to talk about the tough truths.

Jim Addison at Wizbang:

Fred Thompson ~ continued his strong performance from Saturday. Some people dislike his speaking style, but his remarks were substantive and on point. This is the man many conservatives expected.


Of all the top tier candidates, Fred Thompson is the only one who understands the true problems of illegal immigration and what the meaning of amnesty is. Letting those who commit a crime to come here and pay a fine to stay here is Amnesty.

Last nights ABC News debate spend a nice amount of time on illegal immigration and after hearing many of the candidates gift wrap there amnesty plan for illegal immigrants, Thompson gave them a lesson on amnesty:

“Here’s my definition of amnesty. If you get something that you otherwise didn’t have, to the extent that you get it, that’s amnesty. You steal a television and a radio and get caught and have to give back the television, that’s amnesty. That’s not as much amnesty as if you get to keep everything. But if you get citizenship, or a pathway to citizenship and get to remain in this country because of your illegal activity, that’s amnesty to that extent.”

Win, Fred, Win

Friday, January 4, 2008

Rush Has Some More Good Words About Fred

Go on over to Rush and see what I am talking about.

Be sure and read the whole thing because there is some stuff in there about the Politico hit piece as well.

Every time I hear Fred speak it becomes more clear to me that he is the right man for the job.

I am not all that exited about the results of the Iowa Caucus but I thought he would come in third. McCain has surprised me. I guess a lot of people have forgotten about "Amnesty".

In case you didn't know, Wyoming is holding its primary tomorrow. Thought you might like to know. They moved the date up so they lost half there delegates. They get 14 instead of 28 this year.

Win, Fred, Win

The Mind Of The MSM

The unemployment rate went up to 5%. You would think the bottom is dropping out of the market by listening to the MSM reports. If only Bill was still in charge:

Gateway Pundit has a great post up about the unemployment rate and a good comparison between the media coverage between a 5% unemployment rate under the Bush administration, and a 5.4% rate under the Clinton administration.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Iowa Caucus

It is time to see which direction the people of Iowa want this country to go. I would offer a prediction on tonight's results but it is impossible for anyone to determine. I have been reading all day and even the best bloggers and columnists have no idea what is going to happen.

I think there will be many surprises tonight.

As far as the Democrats go, it is a three way race and anyone could win.

On the Republican side it seems that Romney or Huckabee will bring home the prize. It does not matter to me which of these two it is, they are both Rinos anyway.

I support Fred Thompson. I have seen Thompson's numbers being predicted from 5% to 28%, and placing 5th to 1st. The fact of the matter is this- no one could possibly have any idea what is going to happen tonight.

It should be a fun night tonight.

Win, Fred, Win

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Fred's Message To Iowa

Watch this video:

If you do not think this sounds like the best candidate in the race, then you are not a conservative.

Now read this:

This morning Fox and Friends concentrated on three candidates in relation the Iowa caucuses on Thursday night: the two lead candidates in the polls, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney - and John McCain... this was in spite of the fact that Senator McCain is not in Iowa (he is in New Hampshire) and that Fred Thompson is ahead of John McCain is most of Iowa polls.

This is a part of pattern: last night Fred Thompson was on Fox News Sunday, but in the panel discussion, later in the show, the panellists ignored Fred Thompson. He is attacked by people, including me, for not going on enough television shows - but when he does go on what he says is ignored, so perhaps I see why he does not clamour to go on. Yesterday morning Fox and Friends, like the rest of the media, was busy laughing at Fred Thompson's comments about not being obsessed with politics: "If one is not passionate about campaigning one should not run for office," was the message of the media.

But what sort of person is passionate about the political process? Not getting things done - but the process of gaining votes. Of going around pretending to be close personal friends with lots and lots of people one has never met before?

Fred Thompson is in the middle of a 40 town Iowa tour - so he is hardly lazy. And he does go on television shows - thus dealing with critics, such as myself, who attacked him for not going on enough shows. But what sort of person would enjoy all this?

A lunatic. Someone who was interested in office for its own sake - not as a means to reduce the size and scope of government.


No - someone has to enjoy the prospect for office for its own sake, not to reduce the size and scope of government and restore a Federal Republic. One must enjoy the whole process of politics - i.e. be crazy. Or one must pretend to enjoy it - i.e. be a liar.

And then people complain that politicians are either crazy or corrupt. When they shoo away anyone who comes along who is neither crazy or corrupt.

Win, Fred, Win

Back And Ready To Go

December is a hectic time for me. With hunting season and Christmas over with I am ready to get back at it.