Iowa, you must think of our nation's future!

Iowa is not one those states that dominates the news around the year.  But every four years, Iowa gets a real chance to lead, when the primaries roll around.  This year the Republicans have a large field of announced and unannounced candidates.  Sarah Palin is not running, yet.  But she certainly has imprinted on the GOP base, and Tea Party, and were I in Iowa, and able to write in my choice I would write in Sarah’s name. 

Would that hurt other announced candidates?

Certainly.  It would hurt Bachmann, and Paul and maybe Santorum.   And they all have their strengths, but they aren’t Sarah.  It would not hurt Romney and Perry, they are the blue bloods, moderates, kind of Bush clones, and if Iowans vote for them, they will prove they aren’t too sophisticated when it comes to judging character. 

Mitt Romney most recently sounded American and populist…for the moment.  Being the former governor of a bluer than blue, union state, on the American east coast, with the Boston Harbor, Romney is not a Heartland type person, not a nationalist, but a globalist who believes in world trade (meaning the export of US jobs).  Romney is not a Tea Party candidate; he just can read music and sings loud. 

In addition, Obama’s denial of the Christianity of the United States demands this election be a referendum on our national Christian character. We must nominate a Christian, a real Christian.  Sorry Mitt, you don’t fit that.  And, besides that, this is the governor who believes in state health care…which is no different from national health care…just semantics.  But massive tax increases are still going to have to pay for it.  We simply can’t afford it, while we face a 17 trillion national debt.  

Governor Rick Perry needs to get zero support in Iowa so we can eliminate him.  He did not defend the Texas border, did support a Trans Texas corridor from Mexico to Kansas City which would open the flood gates for another Mexican invasion of the American heartland!  Perry had not shown any Christian tendencies until recently, and that’s because his political advisers know the potential vote of the Religious Right.  Iowa, please, end Perry’s candidacy by ignoring him totally.

That leaves Gingrich, Bachmann, Paul and Palin.  Gingrich will pick up strength in larger east coast states; he doesn’t need a win in Iowa.  Michele Bachmann does, and so do we conservatives!  Michele would be an excellent V.P. choice for any of the male candidates.  She is just a good person, a good Christian.  Iowa step up and support Michele.

And there is Ron Paul.  Congressman Paul is right on so many things.  He brings the common sense of the US Heartland to the issues.  Paul is wrong on legalizing drugs, and on homosexuality, but he is right on a lot of other issues, including reducing engagement overseas, and slashing the federal government.

The decision to write in Palin, if done by a sufficient number of GOP primary voters could be the event which might bring Palin out of the closet.  I am still hopeful.  Sarah has been my choice from the beginning. She is a Ronald Reagan type personality.  She is a real person.  Her Alaska roots instilled in her the individualism and frontier spirit which used to dominate America.  Her fight against the oil companies, and against party insiders in the Republican Party are clear examples of her courage and leadership.

In any event, Iowa, it’s your turn.  You can make a statement at the caucus.  Please do your responsibility as a citizen!  Please exercise your right to help govern America.


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  1. RBLRDR says

    Hopefully Iowans take politics and their Country more seriously than to write in the name of a failed politician and current TV personality in a Presidential Caucus.  

  2. Mark Vogl says

    Sarah Palin is the best American leader walking on the planet today.  She has the youth, Paul doesn’t have.  She has the experience of defeating powerful antogonists like the big oil companies, and party leaders.  She has the experieince of working with a legislature as an executive.  Sarah is a good speaker and better thinker.  Saray is independent of the blue bloods.  I will tell you one thing. As a conservative, if my choice is Romney or Perry…I aint voting in the general election…the nation is burning…let it burn if we dont pick someone who will reverse so much of what is going wrong. And it begins with embracing Christ and asking for God’s wisdon in the halls of governance.

    • RealAmerican says

      According to God’s wisdom, as written in the Bible, disobedient children are commanded to to be stoned to death by their parents.   Surely you must follow that belief? If not how can you justify picking and choosing between God’s word? 

      As for Sarah Palin, how can anyone give her the slightest bit of respect or support given how she quit her job as Governor, a job for which she SWORE AN OATH to serve, to pursue financial gain. She has at best a lightweight mind and is so completely and utterly ignorant of the world  it is down right scary how anyone could take her seriously as a Presidential candidate. Why so many on the far right feel enamored by her and Michelle Bachman, who stated how the founding fathers fought against slavery, when in fact most of them were slave owners, and how Palin could state that Washington was one of the authors of the Constitution, illustrates that for many on the far right, that they do not live in a world of facts but a world of convenient beliefs. As for Palin’s experience in working with a legislature or governing people, there are  currently 14 Mayors, 72 county supervisors  and 47 Governors in the US who govern larger populations.  And those people didn’t quit halfway through their terms. And given that 2 of her children conceived children out of wedlock, one has to wonder how if Palin can not properly supervise or teach her own children in her own home, how can she run something as complex and massive as our country?

    • RealAmerican says

      One other thing I forgot to mention, the Palin’s support of the Alaska Independence party. Todd Palin is well documented on voting records as having been a member of the party for 7 years. Sarah Palin as Governor gave the commencement speech, easily seen on youtube, at their convention. what’s wrong with that? Well the main agenda of the Alaskan Independence party is secession of Alaska from the United States. And guess what that is, treason. And to be actively supporting such a cause is considered sedition. 

      And one other interesting fact, for every dollar an Alaskan pays in federal income taxes, the US federal government spends $1.84 in Alaska. Alaska is basically a welfare state. The lower 48 heavily subsidizes Alaska. As for Palin’s popularity in her home state, it’s down to 29% favorable…….

    • Queenie says

      So, does your reply indicate that you are not of the “anyone is better than Obama” mentality? Because your attitude is one of the reasons that Obama is in office today, although I doubt that you would take any of the responsibility for that. In the last presidential election, I distinctly remember several very prominent evangelical Religious leaders publicly blasting the last Republican candidate for the nomination and swearing that IF John McCain was the nominee, they would not vote. These declarations were shouted for months on end…UNTIL, that is, McCain announced Sarah Palin as his VP. Well, then the back-peddling began but it was really too little, too late. They had already done the damage, along with the talking heads of talk radio. Conservatives cannot have it both ways. Either you stand by the GOP nominee in order to remove Obama, or take responsibility for him getting reelected and further ruining the country.

  3. RealAmerican says

    ” Obama’s denial of the Christianity of the United States demands this election be a referendum on our national Christian character.”
    I assume that those who follow this blog must be true believers in America and have faith in the wisdom of our founding fathers, especially those that wrote the Constitution. That said one should note that in the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli, written under President Washington,  signed by President Adams and unanimously ratified by the  US Senate states;

    “As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen,—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”

    It’s pretty clear that the founding fathers did NOT want America to be a Christian nation. That in fact making any religion official denies the freedom of religion of those who do not adhere to that particular belief or religion. To make America officially a Christian state is little different than what so many of those islamic countries do in making their countries officially islamic.And isn’t America better than those nations? 

  4. PaulBot says


    Drugs and Homosexuality have no place in a Federal Government discussion unless you are trying to figure out how to stay away from getting involved in social issues. And while I don’t agree with Romney’s healthcare stance, there is a huge difference between a state-run healthcare system and a Federally run healthcare system. Romney is correct about that. 

    As for Sarah….I admire your loyalty, but come on man…..The woman could not talk her way through a middle school history class….she is not qualified to be President. Unless we learn from history, we will be doomed to repeat it…and she has a lot of history she needs to catch up on.

    As I’ve said before, I do appreciate you being fair to Paul though. Most of the people who aren’t supporters are vehemently opposed to him. 

    And lastly, as “RealAmerican” stated in their comment, we are not a Christian nation. It is clear that we are supposed to be a nation of tolerance and diversity. That is not to say, sacrificing morality or ethics, but to tolerate different belief systems as long as they do not infringe upon the rights of others….

    Ok, I’m done.

  5. ericahls says

    Ron Paul wants to decriminalize drugs.

    You enjoy paying to incarcerate people for smoking weed?

    No canidate is right or wrong on issues. The have positions on issues, that’s it.

    The individual voter decides weither they are right or wrong.

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