Who Should Be Our Next President?

I am reading Glenn Beck’s book on the Federalist papers.   The Founders expected that, for the highest office in our land,  people would give the candidates a lot of thought and inspection.  As for guidelines on that choice, they made minimal requirements, expecting that the wisdom of the People would be sufficient. The candidate had to be at least 35 years of age, a resident of the country for at least 14 years and be a natural born citizen (not the same as  just a citizen or naturalized citizen).  This was important to the Founders so as to prevent foreign influence in the top office of the country.

The GOP had another debate last night. I didn’t get to sit and watch it in its entirety.  I had, however, seen an earlier debate and had eliminated two candidates just from that debate.  I was left with three whom I could not choose between at the time.  I loved everything they said.  I like Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty. I loved everything they had to say. I think Newt Gingrich is very smart.  But this morning as I think upon my quandary of choosing, I have added some new requirements of my own.

I feel, that in the light of the current train wreck that we have in the Oval office (masquerading as a leader) that it is imperative in this next election, that we elect a successful former or current governor.  The mess that we currently have, called government, will require someone with governing experience.  No learning on the job this time…the hour is too late for that.  I think this is wisdom.

My other personal requirement is that this successful former or current governor also have a stable personal life…no multiple marriages.  I also think this is wisdom.

So, where does that leave me?  I have three candidates to choose from and I am eliminating all of the rest.  Not because I don’t think they’re wonderful candidates, because I do think most of them are.  I am going for an experienced governing candidate this time, so my field of candidates to choose from will be Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, and Rick Perry, who is currently slated to announce his entrance into the race soon.  And should any other successful former or current governors choose to come into the race, I will add them to the roster of choices.

Now I have more thoughtful consideration to do.

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The Bin Laden Movie

Wow.  They have truly thought of everything.  By “they”, I mean the administration.  When Bin Laden was captured, I thought how unfortunate for them that it  happened so far ahead of the election and that now it wouldn’t be as big a deal when we get to November 2012.  I am constantly amazed at the thinking of the Obama administration.  How clever they are!  Sony held a fund raiser for the President last year and now Sony will be producing the movie about the capture of Bin Laden.  And can you guess when the release date is?  Why, it’s October of 2012, just in time for the elections!  Read more here.  This eerily reminds me of Hitler’s big time collaborations with the arts and entertainment industry in Germany in the 1930’s.  I’m just sayin’.

Of course, now there is a kerfuffle that classified secrets were revealed to Sony by the White House so that they could make this movie.  Trading favors, you think?

Update: Reuters is reporting that the movie was already in production before Bin Laden’s capture and contains the whole story of the search for the terrorist leader throughout three adminstrations. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/10/us-obama-film-binladen-idUSTRE77979Q20110810