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To this point the elections and the Republican primaries have gone largely unreported in my blogs and by myself. This is largely for two reasons. One the push to get organized and to do college and get used to it and balancing that out with my other writing commitments, and because I wanted to start reporting in elections to start the new year. In 2012 and not bother with it too much, especially with my religious blogs.

But I guess today is the time. To finally delve into this.

Needless to say that the state of the Republican field is pretty dismal. There isn’t a single candidate that I feel impressed in. All of them are compromise candidates. To one extent or another.

Without getting into too much detail all of them have something that I feel is wrong with their candidacy. I mean I sort of like Santorum at the moment and he would be my first choice but I even recognize that he has a lot of problems with his record and especially his chances to win.

Now granted all of the could be good candiadates…if we stick them in a blending machine and splice them together and stick them out and maybe remove all of the bad things…then you might have a chance at a really fantastic president.

But barring that there isn’t anyway we can get a truly brilliant President to survive our current woes. I mean sure if these were ‘normal’ times we might be able to weather anyone of them and live to see a brighter tomorrow and wait for the next Ronald Regan to come on or the time when we could truly embrace Ron Paul’s ideas. But times aren’t normal.

And so each of the candidates does have baggage and things that do not make them anywhere near perfect. They either want too big Government, or weird inconsistent Government, or are naive about the very real responsibilities that Government does have especially in regards to over sea concerns.

This is the problem that we face today. As we go into more primaries we get a clearer choice between two sides of virtually the same coin. Little choice that leaves the American people with a crisp alternative for the future.

Again the opportunity exists to point out the fundamental principle, because that is the point. No politician is perfect and no one is going to swoop in and magically fix all of our problems, especially in our system where it requires many men to work together to get anything done.

No, no matter who is elected, who the nominee is for the Republicans, whether they win or Obama, we still have a lot of work to do and must hunker down for the long struggle. Yes vote, but if we can ween ourselves off the political system and the voting system the better. The more we can do this, the better off we will be as we begin to restore ourselves, and eventually our country.

This is what is needed, not necessarily a Republican President who will probably let us down fundamentally.


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