Friday, January 25, 2008
Folks, this is really simple.
Fred's taken his hat out of the game (I'd argue he took it out right after Iowa). Ron Paul is still nutty as a fruitcake. The rest of the field just isn't conservative. John McCain? Please. If that guy's the nominee, I'm writing my own name in on Election Day.
Still, the message of Fred Thompson's candidacy rings true, and his influence on the debate is clear. Everyone's trying to be Reagan, even John McCain, who Bonzo would probably punch square if the face if he were alive today to do so. Who brought Reagan conservatism to the debate? Fred Thompson. Now all the liberal Republicans are trying to out-Reagan each other. What a joke. The truth is that the Republican Party just isn't conservative anymore. Rush has even started saying so (though I've been saying that about the Republican leadership - especially George W. Bush - for some time now).
So what's a conservative to do? Who does a conservative vote for? I'll be looking at that a bit more closely in the near future, but if I'm not satisfied, I'm voting write-in. Never mind loony third parties like the Libertarians who for all of their good ideas can't find the votes to run a candidate for dog catcher.
Perhaps it's time for conservatives across America to unite. Time for Reagan Federalists to invite Libertarians and the Constitutionites (who should be called the Religion Party) to the table to create the new Federalist party here in America to implement the New Federalism advocated by Reagan2020.org. If there won't be a voice for those of us who revere the Founders' vision in the two major parties, then maybe it's time to take our ball and go back to Independence Hall. President Reagan often said he did not leave the Democrat Party, but rather that the party left him. The Republicans have done the same thing to us. A new party would perhaps give the Democrats victories for some time, but the end result would be better, with America knowing the truth about the Constitution and those who sacrificed so much for us to have it. It will be our job to educate America, and it will be a lot of work. Maybe a Hitlery presidency would be helpful, as was the Carter presidency of the 1970's.
America's best days are ahead of her. Still, the dark period that seems to be the result of the 2008 election will be a formidable obstacle to overcome.
Who's with me?