Monday, February 12, 2007

If you want your party to win...

If you're wondering who's going to be the next President of the United States, I'll give you a few clues. It won't be John McCain. He's too much of a jerk. It won't be Hillary Clinton. She's managed to alienate too many people. It won't be Al Gore, because some of us who vote have memories. And it won't be someone with a last name of Bush. That dynasty is over.

The next President will be either a Democrat or Republican who has moved towards the Center. This country has moved towards the Center, whether people like it or not. The best chance for a Democrat to win is to put someone out there that's appeals to Democrat's traditional strengths, but is economically not a big spender, is pro-Gun Rights, respects the men and women in uniform, and enforces illegal immigration laws. The best chance for a Republican to win is to put forth a contender who will cut the deficit down and actually gives a d*mn about the American middle-class and the environment.

That person might be someone who has stepped into the ring already, but I have a feeling it's someone we haven't even heard from yet. We'll see. What I'd really want to see is someone who has a clear vision towards the future, someone who truly believes in the American dream and equal opportunity for all to achieve it. I'd love to see someone who is a uniter, and not someone who breaks this country up by special interest groups. This person needs to care about the American people, the great American outdoors, and our beloved Constitution.

Now, if you want your party to lose, keep supporting people who only criticize instead of come up with a plan to fix things. We don't need cynics, we need leaders.


Blogger Bo Salisbury said...

The Dems are on the move for a number of reasons and they will shake out by this summer -- their candidate will be obvious. The Republicans have a bit more time, so whoever looks like they have the best chance today, may very well be gone in a year.

Right now, it looks like Giuliani. He's tough on things the right wants him to be and he favors strict constructionists in the judiciary, which will cause the social conservatives to look beyond his views on abortion, civil unions and guns, because he portrays them as "personal views" and they figure the courts, particularly with any appointments he would make, would handle those issues to their satisfaction.

In short, Giuliani is to the Republicans in 2008 what Bill Clinton was to Democrats in '92. And, they both have personal lives which, for some odd reason, Americans like because it seems to cause the masses to feel like they're not such moral reprobates and failures after all. I mean, if the President of the US can carry on like that, they either think he's regular guy or it boosts their own self-esteem. I'm not kidding.

2/12/2007 9:58 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

I haven't made up my mind on Guiliani yet. His gun control stance disturbs me, but the guy definitely has charisma and can get things done.

I mean, if the President of the US can carry on like that, they either think he's regular guy or it boosts their own self-esteem.

Funny, this is what Ancient Greek tragedy writers were well aware of. That's why they always had Kings and Queens do incredibly immoral things, so the average Joe and Jane feels good about themselves.

2/12/2007 11:05 PM  
Blogger lime said...

i really hope you are right about hillary but i fear because new yorkers elected her in a landslide and what real connection does she have to that state?

i have to say, i don't agree entirely with giuliani but the guy does get the job done and he proves his mettle under a hellacious situation. he did some tremedous things before 9/11 too but that really proved him.

i'm not running because i'm a cynic. i'm not sure the american public is smart enough to elect a real leader....

2/13/2007 5:24 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

Hillary has a very good chance of getting the Democratic nomination but she won't win the general election. There is no one short of Satan himself who will get more of the "republican Base" out to vote against them than Hillary Clinton.

2/13/2007 7:42 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

How about ZS for prez?

2/13/2007 9:26 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

We need someone who works for their constituents instead of their party!

I'm leaning toward Giuliani for the same reasons as Lime.

2/13/2007 3:38 PM  
Blogger Gardenia said...

I have such an internal battle over finding any politician over a very small local level who is for the middle class, because it takes so much money to run for an office!

2/13/2007 6:08 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Lime - I really hope we're not that dumb. I guess time will tell.

Exmi - If Hillary runs, it could be someone as bad as Dan Quayle representing the Republicans and he'll win in a landslide. It would be political suicide for the Democrats to nominate her.

Joe - Way too many skeletons in the closet. I'll run for Congress down the road, but not farther than that.

Tshsmom - Yeah, that's why my party is "Declined To State." I'll register third party at times to get another party on the ballot, because I like having more choices, not less.

Gardenia - Almost every single Senator is a millionaire. Congress is the only thing that's somewhat fair when it comes to wealth, but the ones representing the big cities are all rich.

2/13/2007 7:15 PM  
Blogger Slade said...

Barak Obama!!!!!


2/14/2007 2:39 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Slade - We'll see. I posted on your blog about Obama.

2/14/2007 9:13 PM  

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