FIRST PERSON | As a conservative Iowa voter, time is up, and it's time to vote. I supported Sarah Palin and Herman Cain, and had to start looking for yet another candidate. I want smaller government and a sharp decline in spending. I expect a budget to be balanced, and I want the government to follow the Constitution. I find that my list leads me to Ron Paul. Stunned? I know I am.
To vote for Paul is to be called unpatriotic, crazy, bordering on treason, a Democrat and so much more. I'm not excited about my Paul vote; I am resigned to it. The GOP helped take down Palin and Cain. They are giving us Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich from which to choose. The GOP did the same thing with John McCain. They knew he couldn't win, yet they forced him on us. Vote for our candidate or you will help elect a democrat. Sorry, Karl Rove and GOP, I'm not falling for that again.
Maybe it's time for a GOP rebellion. Why should voters listen to the GOP or Rove when they helped us into this soup? Does anyone think Romney has the guts to cut a trillion dollars in spending? Would he or Gingrich demand a declaration of war before putting troops in harms way? Are either of them going to get back to the Constitution, or just give it timely lip service?
The more time passes, and events emerge, the less Paul's foreign policy scares me. Our country is broke. That means there is no money for police action, conflicts or wars to be fought. If Benjamin Netanyahu is good with Paul's stance on Israel, who am I to know better? Is it time for America to pull back, regroup and get our footings?
I could really get behind a Paul/Andrew Napolitano ticket. I'm optimistic about Paul's chances in Iowa. For the first time in a long time, I'm going to vote for who the country would benefit from, not the party.
- Politics & Government
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- Ron Paul
- Sarah Palin
- Herman Cain
- Mitt Romney
- Newt Gingrich