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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It May Be Impossible To Turn Colorado Back Into A Red State, And That's Important For The Entire Nation

Here's the Nonsense:  The citizens of Colorado are fed up and are willing to come together in spite of their differences to rid the state of the disaster that is the Democrat control of their state.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Voters are too divided to come together for a win against the Democrats in Colorado.  And now with the latest revelation of what the GOP establishment has done, any chance at victory is most likely out the window.

Most people across the nation are aware that in only 2 election cycles of this past decade that the Democrats were able to turn Colorado from a red state into a blue state.  Now they are using that same blueprint to go after other red states, Texas being the biggest target.  While they are doing that, many are fighting in hopes that they can turn Colorado back to red.  But after a revelation that just came out about actions of the establishment GOP in this year's Colorado gubernatorial primaries, it looks like there may be little chance to turn the state back to red.  This is important for the entire country because even though Colorado is a small state, it is a model being used to determine what is happening nationally.

In a Colorado GOP primary race earlier this year that had former Congressman Tom Tancredo clearly in the lead, a sudden change in the last moments of the race caused him to lose by a very close margin to former Congressman Bob Beauprez.  Tancredo is the conservative/libertarian favorite among that base in Colorado, but the establishment GOP controls the Republican Party in Colorado just like they do in the national GOP.  Tancredo saw early that things would be difficult and the establishment sent the message that should he win the nomination there may be no money from them to help his campaign.  Tancredo then asked Beauprez to enter the race knowing that if he didn't get the nomination that Beauprez would be a good alternative who, although not as solidly conservative, would stand strong on most important issues and also get the establishment GOP backing in the race.

With that much said, the story sounds like Tancredo was just out of luck against the establishment candidate and lost to Beauprez.  But something seemed fishy all along and now it appears that some information is coming out about what really happened.  And that information is such that it has a good chance of derailing any chance for the GOP to take back Colorado.

The Denver Post is reporting that "the RGA [Republican Goernors Association] contributed money to the Republican Attorneys General Association just a few days after the AG group donated to a third party that helped fund attacks against former Conressman Tom Tancredo."  

This action by the establishment-controlled Republican Governors Association and the Republican Attorneys General Association was unknown to Beauprez, according to Tancredo who says he confronted Beauprez and believed him when he said he knew nothing about it. 

Tancredo wants Beauprez to win but is livid at the actions taken by the establishment to stop his run in a way that, according to an interview with Tancredo on Denver talk radio this morning, is not just unethical but is illegal.

Recently Republican Governors Association Chairman Chris Christie (the governor of New Jersey) was in Colorado to campaign with Beauprez.  That did not sit well with the conservative/libertarian base.  

But Beauprez is doing a balancing act between honoring the establishment who supports him and the conservative/libertarian base he is trying to win over.  He wants to unite both sides so that not only he, but other GOP candidates can win and take back control of Colorado for the republicans.  

The campaigning with Christie and now the news of the Christie-led governors association's dirty dealings against Tancredo has caused a reaction by the base that is huge.  Conservatives and libertarians are in a rage over this news and their anger looks like it may be taken out on Beauprez, which in turn would keep the GOP from any chance at regaining control in the state.

While the base is rightfully angry, they are not taking their cues from Tancredo who has clearly stated he supports Beauprez and wants him to win.  He's also said he doesn't want this news to hurt Beauprez's campaign.  But instead of taking direction from Tancredo, the base is screaming for everything from write-in campaigns and another third party run for Tancredo to staying home and not voting to teach the establishment GOP a lesson.  The result of any of these will only be victory for the Democrats.

This is a perfect example of how people don't learn lessons from past experience.  Back in the 2012 presidential campaign the Ron Paul supporters took the very same attitude when Paul didn't win the GOP nomination.  They were like angry little children who took their toys and went home pouting and refused to participate.  That tantrum had a huge impact on the outcome of the election that kept Barack Obama in office for another term.

There's an old saying that is important to understand at times like this.  It says that in the primaries you should vote with your conscience and in the general election you should vote with your brain.  What it means is that in the primaries you should fight for and vote for who you believe is the best candidate.  But once the primaries are over, get over it if your candidate did not get the nomination and support the party's candidate for the general election.  Use your brain to understand that even though the party choice may not be your favorite, it's still a step in the right direction.  

Contrary to what many Ron Paul supporters said in 2012, Romney was different from Barack Obama.  And the result of their tantrum has been a disaster of such large proportions that the nation may not survive.  

In the fight for the future of America we must understand that the Democrats won Colorado by agreeing to win first and settle their internal differences in their party later.  They understand that control is important and that their differences are far less between themselves than they are with the right.  

The right needs to learn the same lesson or be doomed to continue to lose.  And it appears that because they haven't learned that lesson in Colorado that they may very well be giving up any chance of returning the state to GOP control.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Obama Again Reveals His True Plans, But Do Americans See It?

Here's the Nonsense:  President Obama is right when he says that we should embrace a new economic system that fixes the unfairness caused by the wealthy and businesses in our economy.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The president simply wants to take down America's economic system to replace it with a system that will leave us with an economy and prosperity level of Soviet-era communist countries.  Americans have to make a choice about the future of America.

Breitbart is reporting that, in his Saturday address, President Obama said:
"When some companies cherrypick their taxes, it damages the country's finances," adding, "It adds to the deficit.  It makes it harder to invest in the things that will keep America strong, and it sticks you with the tab for what they stash offshore." 
"...they're renouncing their citizenship and declaring that they're based somewhere else, just to avoid paying their fair share."
"...let's embrace an economic patriotism that says we rise or fall together, as one nation, and as one people."

The message is huge.  Obama is revealing once again what his true plans are for America.  But most Americans will miss it.  

What Obama is saying is that Americans need to accept the idea that the government has the right to steal, in this case from businesses. And he is also trying to get people to think it is evil for companies to seek what is in their best interest, their bottom line.  

Obama has spent his entire career, first as a community organizer and then as an elected politician, vilifying business as evil.  This creates an "us versus them" mentality among his listeners that is ripe for the progressive message that things are not fair and something needs to be done to make them fair.

With that mindset people are ready to be led down a path of destruction as they listen to the progressive "solution" that only government under their leadership can make things right.  This gets people thinking that they will be taken care of and never have to worry again.  It's a faux message of security that people grab onto, especially in times of economic difficulty, hoping that the government will save them... but it won't.  It can't.

It is a message that gets people thinking that the government will take care of them and they will never have to worry again.  They don't have to be responsible.  They can just ride along and have their desires met by somebody else.  No responsibility, just leisure and an easy lifestyle.

This mindset doesn't understand that businesses are what drive our economy, not the government.  Government can only make it easy or hard to do business.  They cannot make the economy good.  In fact, unless kept on a strict leash, they can and will make the economy bad, as we see happening today.

Businesses are, by nature, intended to make money so they can grow and prosper.  And that prosperity is passed on as they hire more workers, buy more supplies, and invest their profits.  Businesses are in business to make money, and when they do the economy thrives.  

Let's go back and look carefully at what Obama is saying:
  • Obama says that companies seeking legal ways to protect themselves from paying too much in taxes damages the country's finances.  In other words, he can't spend as much because the big, bad businesses have the nerve to not give him more money. 
  • He says it adds to the deficit.  That means that the country has to borrow more money to keep spending like drunken sailors instead of being responsible and living within a budget that we can afford. (My apologies to drunken sailors, I know that you're more responsible than our government!)
  • He says it makes it harder to invest in things that will keep America strong.  Once again, he believes that strength comes from spending (his definition of "investing" can only be described as outrageous, uncontrolled spending).  And that spending is to be on social programs that have been proven not to work.  
  • Then he adds that it sticks the citizens with the tab, when in reality the tab we are being stuck with is that of rampant, irresponsible spending that is so out of control that we are the largest debtor nation in the history of the world.
  • He goes on to blame his inability to get his hands on more of the corporate money on the very companies that provide jobs and create a successful economy for our nation.  He does this instead of taking responsibility for increasing our spending and debt more than the mind can comprehend.  
Obama's goal in saying these things was to once again try to get the American people to support his ridiculous idea that fairness is what he determines it is and that if things aren't fair, then only the government can make them right.  Once again, this helps create discontent, which is part of the progressive plan, so that as things continue to get worse people will become more receptive to progressive politicians who promise fairness.

They try to get voters to think that their lives aren't fair and that the government has the answers to fix it.  

They tout the idea that "social justice" is the answer, but it is really just taking what someone has earned as a result of their own hard work and giving it to someone else.  And no, it's not a fun story like Robin Hood.  It's about taking YOUR hard-earned resources and giving them to someone else because the government determines that you don't have the right to the fruits of your labors.

I've got news for them.  Life is not fair.  Period.  And government is the worst answer to problems.  Another period.

The prosperity that we have lived with and enjoy in modern America has come about because of our free market system that has allowed people to prosper as a result of their hard work.  Doing things the progressive way allows the government to decide at any given moment whether you should keep what you've earned or whether it should be taken and given to someone the government says deserves it more.

But this is not just who Barack Obama is, it's who the progressives are.  They have taken control of the Democrat Party and infiltrated our government to collapse it and replace it with their socialist/marxist style-system.  They have indoctrinated Americans over the decades to think that marxist ideology is no longer a threat, but it is alive and well and living under the name of progressivism.  If you don't believe it, just do a little honest study and it's easy to see there really is no difference.  So, unless we understand that the only option is to defeat the Democrat Party, we will lose this nation.

Barack Obama has never hidden what he is doing.  All the citizens had to do was pay attention.  But this time, just as before, I doubt that Americans are seeing it.  There is no longer much critical thinking done by Americans.  There is just a blind following of their narcissistic desires with no thought or care for the future that our children and grandchildren face.

Those selfish desires have brought our nation to its knees.  So now that we are humiliated from allowing this to happen, we need to ask if we are willing to respond in a whirlwind of fury to fight with everything we have to save this great republic that is the last hope of liberty for the world.  Or, do we stay down on our knees like a prisoner about to be executed and allow them to finish us off and let the great America we have known go into the dustbin of history?

It's your choice.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Court Finding Is Potential Crippling Blow To Obamacare

Here's the Nonsense:  Obamacare is solidly entrenched as valid and good law as supported by the Supreme Court.  Nothing is going to remove it.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Obamacare is not good law, it's questionable at best. This ruling shows it has a weakness that may be devastating to the law's future.

We've all been waiting for it.  Most Americans have been hoping for it.  And now the U. S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. has issued a ruling that almost 5 million subsidies given to Obamacare subscribers are illegal. Could this be the Achilles heel that takes Obamacare down?

Since its inception as an idea, long before it was even passed into law, the majority of Americans have been against Obamacare recognizing that it would destroy the quality healthcare that Americans have come to enjoy.  Constitutionally it didn't stand as legal, but Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts changed his opinion at the last minute in a twisted attempt to make it appear legitimate and pushed the vote that allowed it to stand.  While Americans screamed "foul play" their cries fell on deaf ears.  Congress, who is supposed to represent the people, didn't listen and stop the fiasco (the House has the constitutionally authority to defund it, but wouldn't).  

With the exception of a few brave and honorable elected officials, most sat on their hands and did nothing to stop this monstrosity of a law that is a foundation stone in the plan to destroy not just our economy, but our republic.  

Fortunately that didn't stop Americans who care about our future.  Lawsuits have been brought against Obamacare for a variety of reasons.  Some, like the recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case, have had positive outcomes for liberty, but still aren't enough to do a death blow to the law.

Many cases are working their way through the court system and some may eventually land at the Supreme Court.  This case about subsidies is very close, having made it to the appeals court level.  And this may give Americans a chance at seeing this law stopped before it does the guaranteed damage it will do not just to our economy and nation as a whole, but to individuals as they will find the care they receive will be substandard and even limited or non-existent if they don't fit the criteria the government bureaucrats decide are required to get care.  (If you haven't seen the work Dr. Ezekiel Emmanual, brother of Rahn Emmanuel the former White House Chief of Staff and current Mayor of the sadly failing progressive city of Chicago, then you don't understand how bad it's going to get.  Dr. Emmanuel is one of the key architects of the design of Obamacare and has published works worthy of Nazi Germany showing that only certain people should be given any significant level of care.)  

In a rather negative report, CNBC covers the decision and it's sister case that's pending in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in detail.  While CNBC may think it's negative and be promoting the idea that this decision will not stand.  Whether they're right or not we do not know.  But we must remember that no one knows because no one can foretell the future.  Americans need to be praying for a good outcome on this issue.  This could create a situation that was unforeseen by the administration and help result in the eventual end to this terrible law.

UPDATE (07/22/14 5:14PM ET):  Since the publishing of this post CNBC has now reported that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled on the similar case on this issue.  They have ruled that the federal subsidies are legal.  This split between the two courts could potentially take this issue to the Supreme Court, giving them another chance to correct some of the damage they did by their original Obamacare decision.

2nd UPDATE (07/23/14 7:59 ET):  National Review is now reporting"President Obama’s old Harvard Law professor, Laurence Tribe, said that he 'wouldn’t bet the family farm' on Obamacare’s surviving the legal challenges to an IRS rule about who is eligible for subsidies that are currently working their way through the federal courts."  While skeptics legitimately question whether our court system can actually do their job and not legislate from the bench anymore, Professor Tribe has a long career of legal expertise and still believes that the final result in these cases could be sound judicial ruling instead of the common imposition of a judge's ideology in their decisions.  National Review's article cites Tribe and other legal experts who raise a legitimate argument as to why the ultimate outcome should be a ruling that does severe damage to Obamacare. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Finally, The House Uses Their Power Of The Purse To Reign In The IRS

Here's the Nonsense:  The House has cut some funding of the IRS and that is a bad idea because it will cause more who cheat on their taxes to get away with it since the IRS won't be able to afford to do as many investigations and audits.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The House action to cut some IRS funding is good news, but there will be tough consequences Americans will pay for it.  The House must do more to get our government under control.

In a report that seems filled with angst, the AP is reporting that John "Spineless" Boehner's House of Representatives has voted to cut the IRS Enforcement Division's budget by $1.25 billion, which is about a 25% cut.  The AP reports it while whining that it is "a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers and make it more likely that people who cheat on their taxes will get away with it." They are more interested in having a strong-armed government controlling citizens, especially conservatives, than they are in stopping lawless, out-of-control government.  But will the result be good or bad?

The debate has gone back and forth in conservative circles as to how to reign in the abuses of the IRS.  Many have called upon House Speaker John Boehner to use the power that our constitution gives the House of Representatives to control the money used throughout government.  By cutting funding to things they can have a powerful impact on what happens in our nation.  But until now they have not had the backbone to use that power.  For example, when conservatives were calling for the defunding of Obamacare, which the House had the power to do, those calls fell on deaf ears.  Why Boehner and the other establishment GOP members of the House wouldn't take a stand is up for debate.  Their public reason had to do with bad timing and fear that it would make the GOP look bad for taking on the first black president's signature law.  Personally, I believe they wouldn't take it on because they really don't want it to go away.  I think the establishment GOP wants the power and control that Obamacare gives the government over citizens, just like the Democrats do.  But regardless, it is a perfect example of something that the majority of Americans want stopped and the establishment GOP wouldn't listen and do just that.  

But this time they have actually taken a stand and defunded some of the IRS power.  This is very good news.  This is a good lesson for them that they can use that power they have to do what the American people want.  Even though it's good news, though, will the result be good or bad?  

This is a difficult question.  I agree with the action, but I can see it backfiring on American citizens.  The leftists who control our government are going to be very upset about this.  And leftists are known to retaliate against those who disagree with them.  They cannot stand disagreement, criticism, or even humor.  So my suspicion is that even though this will have an impact on the IRS, I think there's a good chance that the result will be the IRS, and other government agencies, will double-down and use what funding they do have to focus even more on conservatives.  

By doing what they've done, the House may be facilitating harsher actions against conservatives.  What the House needs to do is reign in spending throughout the government.  They have the power and can use it to put pressure on each area of government that is out of control.  Cutting funding to Obamacare, the EPA, etc. will send a message and each time some agency abuses their power, the House should cut even more spending.  And they should not just do it to the agency that is directly involved in that abuse.  They should do it across the board sending the message that an elementary school teacher sends when they tell the class that every time someone misbehaves, everyone will lose privileges.  It adds peer pressure to keep in line those who choose to step out of line.

We must support the House for doing this and let them know we are behind them.  When they do something good they should be encouraged.  But we must also remember that the left will not stop doing what they are doing without a fight.  And that fight will be against the very Americans you see every day at work, in your neighborhood, at your church or synagogue, and everywhere else.  

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Compassion For Illegals? How About Compassion For Black Americans?

Here's the Nonsense:  We must have compassion for those poor children coming across our border, legal or not.  It's the right thing to do to accept them into our country.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Not only is accepting them the wrong thing to do, it ignores what this mess is doing to our fellow-Americans.  Real compassion says to protect our fellow Americans from this invasion.

Has anyone noticed that the Democrats who are pushing this whole illegal immigration mess have forsaken their most loyal party members in doing so?  That's right.  By pushing illegal immigration amnesty for millions of poor and needy foreigners who have come here hoping to join in on the freebies the American government is known to give out, they are bringing in more people to take the few jobs that are available in our country.  And that will impact the black community more than any other.  Some blacks are waking up to it and speaking out, but the Democrats don't care at all about the plight of black Americans.  Blacks are being thrown under the bus by the Democrats and they don't even know it.

We now have some blacks speaking out against what's happening on our border.  Breitbart published an article telling of a woman who was on Laura Ingraham's show telling of how bad things are for her family in Baltimore.  She told how her children could not safely ride their bikes in their neighborhood and she couldn't even take out the trash without locking her door.  She raised important issues for this administration.  She asked where she could get asylum and refugee status.  She recognizes that our government is putting money (that we don't have, by the way) towards these illegal immigrants while we have people in America in desperate need.

Update (7/14/14 12:34PM ET): And now it appears that the black community in Obama's own home district of Chicago are upset with him about this issue.  Gatewaypundit is reporting that some are even saying "he will probably go down as the worst president."

These are not lone stories.  Other stories have appeared where similar questions are being raised by blacks.  And they're legitimate questions.  We do have an obligation to take care of Americans before other people.  But the Democrats don't care.  The attitude the Democrats are showing says, "Who cares about the blacks?  They'll vote for us no matter what we do, so let them suffer with high unemployment, high crime in their neighborhoods, and other injustices.  What matters is for us to get these illegal immigrants into this country and give them citizenship so we can get more Democrat voters.  Blacks will always vote for us so it doesn't matter how we treat them."

The history of the Democrat Party with the black community has been long and consistent.  They have consistently caused the terrible treatment of blacks.  Fighting to keep them from freedom, to keep them from equal rights, to keep them from having the same opportunities as other Americans.  The Democrats have falsely told the black community that the best thing for them is to let the government provide minimal needs for them.  This is nonsense. The best thing is to help them get to a higher standard of living.

And sadly the majority of the black community have bought this bill of goods the Democrats have sold them.  Like a slick, fast-talking salesman who sells snake oil, the Democrats have sold the black community the lie that they care about them.

For the most part blacks in America don't recognize that they are simply being used by the Democrat Party (I wrote about it before here).  Their best interest is something Democrats don't even think about.  They just want the black vote and will tell any lie to get it.  Few Americans know enough about America's political history to know that the Republican Party was not only the party of which Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a member, but it was the party that was built with freedom and equal rights for blacks being one of the key foundation stones.  

The illegal immigrants flooding this country with the help of the Democrats will do more damage to the black community than any other.  Sure, the diseases and crime will affect all Americans, but the additional influx of lower-skilled labor will take more jobs from blacks as their community statistically relies more on those types of jobs than other racial or ethnic groups.  The nation's highest unemployment levels are in the black community and will be exacerbated by these illegals.  Standing up against the outrageous flood of illegal immigrants is about our borders, our security, our safety, and about standing up for fellow Americans who will be the most impacted by this mess.

If Republicans want to win new voters onto their roles, the black community would be a natural place to seek those votes.  Traditionally the black community embraces more conservative values than other racial groups in America.  While the influence of the lies of liberation theology have infiltrated many of their churches and ministers (just listen to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton for examples of this fallacy they call Bible teaching), the black community on the whole still has deeper connection to churches and traditional conservative values than even they realize.

If conservative Republicans would work to get the black community back, they would have a big increase in their voting strength while helping fellow Americans who need our help now in the face of the immigration debacle.

But winning anyone to your side in an argument takes time and effort.  It's not just about helping people once or about having a good argument against their political views.  Before any of that can matter people must see that they are important and cared about by those trying to win them over. 

While I long ago left the Republican Party and became an independent, I realize that the Republican Party is the only party that has a chance at saving America, so I support conservative Republican candidates.  There is not enough time left to start a new party or build an existing third party to the strength needed to save our nation.  So while we conservatives fight to get the Republican Party back to embracing its own platform, we must also bring others in to help us.  The black community is a community that was traditionally Republican and they've been hijacked.  Fighting to help them will win us the chance to be heard and allow us to start to win them over to help in America's turnaround.

The establishment Republicans (also known as foolish Republicans) think that giving amnesty to illegals will win the GOP the Hispanic vote.  It won't.  It never has and never will.  Winning back the black community can give needed help in our efforts to save America.  

Many people incorrectly think that Barack Obama and his sort represent the black community.  He doesn't.  He, like the Jesse Jackson's and Al Sharpton's of this world, are not interested in helping the black community.  They are interested in power and their lives prove it.  So let's show people by our lives what we really believe in and win people over to our side.  

The media are crying the blues for the illegal immigrant children flooding into our country.  They tell us that we can't turn our backs on them as that would not be the compassionate thing to do.  Yet the stories we are hearing about what these children are enduring in their trek to America is horrendous.  One third of girls making the trip are being sexually assaulted.  Children are being abused at unheard-of levels.  

The compassionate thing to do is to stop the incentive for their parents to send them on that trip to America in the first place.  If we close our borders tight and send those who have made the trek back, the message will travel that you can no longer get into America unless you follow the standard legal process.  That will remove the incentive for parents to send their children on that dangerous trip.  And keeping those children from going on the trip and avoiding the danger in the first place is the truly compassionate thing to do.

And while we're speaking of compassion.  The other compassionate thing we need to do is to stand up to protect Americans from the disaster that is upon us.  Standing up for our black friends and fellow-Americans is truly an act of compassion.  

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Does Chaffetz Know A Secret About 2016 Election?

Here's the Nonsense:  Romney will run again in 2016 and win the presidency and save America from the mess we are in.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Romney very well might be the candidate, but it will be another big mistake if the GOP runs him again.

GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz is raising eyebrows with his claim that Romney will run for president again in 2016.  Politico reported that Chaffetz was on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews and said,  “I think he actually is gonna run for president. He probably doesn’t want me to say that.”  Chaffetz is a Republican from Utah and his comment raises an interesting scenario for 2016.

Many are saying that Chaffetz is just speculating, and he may be.  But on the other hand, he did say regarding another Romney run, "He probably doesn't want me to say that."  Is that speculation, or the comment of someone who knows?  Usually when a person says that a person probably would not want them to say something, it means that they have inside knowledge and are simply confirming what they know to be accurate.  

But whether it's speculation or not, the idea of a Romney run could fit the establishment GOP idea of a perfect candidate.  It was obvious that until recently the establishment's chosen candidate would have been Jeb Bush.  But Bush has not shown as much interest in running as the Karl Rove's of the establishment would like.  And Chris Christie, another former establishment GOP favorite, stumbled with his handling of issues in New Jersey and seems to have moved out of the favored status of the establishment.

It is very typical of establishment thinking that they would see how Romney was not only right about some issues during his 2012 campaign, but that many Americans have admitted that he would have been the better choice over a reelection of Obama.  Establishment GOP leaders could very well think that voter's remorse could drive a victory for Romney in 2016.

Certainly Romney has the experience of turning businesses around that would benefit him as president.  And he has proven himself to be an honorable man, something we certainly don't have anywhere near the presidency right now.  We all know that should something happen to the president, the vice president is next in line.  But what most people don't know is the order of succession after that.  If the vice president cannot serve then the order of succession is:

  • Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • President Pro Tempore of the Senate
  • Secretary of State
  • Secretary of the Treasury
  • Secretary of Defense
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of the Interior
  • Secretary of Agriculture
  • Secretary of Commerce
  • Secretary of Labor
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Secretary of Transportation
  • Secretary of Energy
  • Secretary of Education
  • Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Secretary of Homeland Security

Look at that list and think of the people in those positions and you'll see the U. S. has no one in the list who has shown themselves to be capable of helping our nation.  Romney stands far above any and all of them in comparison.  

All that said, he's not the man for the job.  You can have experience, integrity, and many other qualities but it doesn't mean you're the person who should lead America.  While certainly a better choice than anything the Democrats have to offer, Romney is still an establishment Republican himself who believes in big government and even refuses to admit the failures of his signature law as Massachusetts governer, Romneycare.  And I'll remind you that Romneycare was the blueprint for the disaster we know as Obamacare.  Romney's own advisors worked directly with the Obama White House to develop Obamacare.  And Romneycare has now shown itself to be a failure in Massachusetts.  But Romney has never promoted repeal of Romneycare, so we can't think he'd do much, if anything, about Obamacare.

No, Mitt Romney is a good man who I'd welcome as a friend, neighbor, and business colleague.  But he isn't the man to turn the United States around.  For that we need a solid and committed constitutional conservative.  There hasn't been one win the GOP nomination since Ronald Reagan.  Many voters today have never in their voting lives had the chance to vote for a constitutional conservative.  If we give them that chance, we could see another major turnaround of America like we did under Reagan.  If we allow the establishment in the GOP to choose again give us a candidate like Romney, we will lose, whether he wins or not.