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In the sweet dead spot between a President’s 3rd term and a long, long and winding road before the major primaries – the Mainstream Media conducts another useless idiot poll.

I honestly didn’t believe that the wife of President Bill Clinton would run for President. She made history, the First Lady to become Senator, after winning an unprecedented re-election. But what do I know? If I never saw or read the name “Clinton” again, I would be a happy woman.

The biggest problem America has are professional politicians. Where are the people who ran for maybe one or two seats, served for a couple or years and then went away? Is it too expensive and time consuming to run a few times then go away? Is the money and PR / media machine too powerful for regular people to make it to higher office?

Today, we have these creatures who keep running, and running, and running for re-election. They never stop. They are like drug addicts: people addicted to influence, affluence, adulation, glad handling, and power. There are mayors, councilmen, congressmen, and senators serving longer than corrupt third world dictators. If you want to help solve the country’s problems, get out of office and let new ideas flourish with new candidates.

The presidency should not be the only office with term limits. The French idea of limiting campaign spending and promotion are good. They should be implemented here. This is a big country, but the way candidates are being fielded today isn’t working. The celebrity aspect of politcs is polluted, unhealthy, dishonest and misleading. I don’t want a faux actor for President (okay, we had one and he wasn’t too bad).

I want candidates to talk freely, without hedging every verbal bet, due to fear of being hammered or being taken out of context. No one has to be 100% glib, but the double talk today means that no one is saying anything substantial. None of them are honest. Frankly, I don’t think a candidate can be honest, because the Mainstream Media is so in hock to a political party (Democrat) and philosophy (socialism).

I don’t care for attack mode politics, I just want an intelligent debate on why the candidate is running (not because they are in it to win it – WTF?), but what they want to really accomplish.

If the country is lucky this will be the last election with Baby Boomers running for office. Maybe the next generation will run with more modesty…. I won’t hold my breath.

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Give us all of your tired, hungry and poor – they work hard!

The rallies are not a problem…. There is nothing wrong with illegal aliens demanding instant amnesty and US citizenship.

Illegal aliens have gotten away with so much already, why shouldn’t they demand more? Professional journalists and columnists never question whether they should be here at all, but offer up endless sob stories about disrupted, poor, and broken families, items about all the taxes illegals (supposedly) pay, how diligently and earnestly these (desperate) people work and how much they’ve added to the economy, ad nauseum. A journalist has never met a law breaking poor person they’ve never felt sympathy for, because poverty legitamizes criminal behavior.

It’s not as though illegal aliens broke any laws to get to America, right? So what, if they’ve falsified documents? Not a problem and certainly not a crime, right? So what, if they purchase a car and drive without a license and insurance, it’s not a crime, right? So what, if they use emergency rooms for free health care? So what, if they have children right away to make it harder to be departed?

I certainly don’t have any animosity towards people who “come here for a better life”. Isn’t that what America is all about? What’s the fuss over a few laws? Laws are for tax paying US citizens to obey, for everyone else they are delicate suggestions.

The United Nations often puts out a report that a billion people are poor, starving, diseased, dying young, and living on only one dollar per day. The way I look at it – following the logic of the news media – they should all be marching in their home countries demanding US citizenship too!

If some of our congresspeople could find a way to pander to a billion poor people and obtain more power from it, they would initiate legislation pronto. I know President Bush wouldn’t veto it. He actually said that, “Family values don’t end at the Rio Grande.”

Isn’t he special?

The 10 to 20 million folks who’ve snuck into the country over the past decade will probably get their amnesty bill. It’s not like Congress ever expects anyone to follow the laws they write. Heck, half of them don’t even read the bills they sign on to. And as we all know, whatever federal laws Congress pass they are exempt from.

Oh, what a country!

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A candidate cannot be nuanced

So, the media’s love affair with Senator Obama is over already? That was fast.

A candidate cannot be nuanced – that’s why President Bush was re-elected…

But the truth of Senator Obama’s comments make clear that Senators make lousy Presidents: too much deliberation. Although his responses told me he’d make a better governor of Louisianna than Blanco.

Rehearsed speeches at debates really say very little about how any candidate would respond to a real crisis. Being President is an on-the-job-training experience.

Frankly, I’d like someone who doesn’t pretend to have a solution to every problem in the world, and realizes his job is what the Constitution requests: greet foreign dignitaries, sign ratifiable treaties that don’t impose on US sovereignty, and be Commander-in-Chief (put America first). End of story.

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