What keeps me up at night — and I am sure most of you as well — is who will we run against President Obama in 2012 that has a chance at victory? I know the ever growing list includes big names like Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, Marco Rubio and on and on. The big question is: Do they actually have what it takes to defeat the President when he gets on the trail and into campaign mode?
I remember what he was like in campaign mode — when the Messiah started preaching, the people started fainting and the mainstream media started cooing – with most of us sick to our stomachs — it leaves me wondering who can beat him? Does he have to beat himself with hubris and the belief that victory is a foregone conclusion? Does he even care to get a second term with so much of the progressive/socialist agenda rammed through? Personally, I believe that he wants it badly and when he starts campaigning — officially anyway — we could be in big trouble.
Officially the race for the White House ends on November 6th 2012, 657 days from now. In my opinion, however, the critical date is at the end of August 2012 when we formally nominate our candidate at the Republican National Convention in Florida. If we select another Senator McCain-type candidate — virtually securing defeat – can our country survive another four years of this regime? I don’t want to find out and I am betting that neither do you. Therefore, it is critical that we select a candidate that has the – dare I say – gravitas – yes, I said it – to defeat the President next November.
This morning I stumbled onto the following clip of Donald Trump on Fox News from January 18, 2011. He was speaking about American exceptionalism, the lack of respect that China has for America and what he would do were he the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue:
Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPF1jtlxkRw
Now that is what our President is supposed to sound like! We have a long way to go before the November vote that hopefully see’s President Obama’s legacy as a one-term President confirmed. I can see where someone like Mr. Trump, who is not identified as a typical politician with the majority of Americans, could be the candidate who can get the votes, turn our country around and save us from the brink.
Would I vote Trump in 2012? I can’t tell you that until we learn more but I can tell you that I look forward to the race as the candidates start to shake out and the wheat starts to separate from the chaff.
This was first published on January 19th 2011 on my blog site at http://www.derekoberholtzeronline.com.