I consider myself lucky to live in Tennessee. We are a very red state. After this year’s elections, we will be even more so. Our congressional delegation will go from 5-4 Democrat to at least 6-3 Republican and possibly 7-2. There is even a chance of a Republican win for the 9th congressional district in heavily Democratic Memphis, which could even make the congressional split 8-1.
In the state senate and the state house, Republicans are set to increase their margins. This will be huge as the state is redistricted in 2011. And, there will be a Republican governor.
It all looks good right?
The next governor of Tennessee is going to be Bill Haslam. He is a RINO. The Haslam family owns Pilot Oil. There were three other conservative Republicans that ran against him. Haslam is basically a really rich guy, who wants to be governor, and who outspent everyone and ended up winning the primary. The Democrats have a weak candidate, Mike McWherter, the son of a former Democratic governor and a beer distributor from Jackson. He stands no chance.
I have nothing against really rich guys. I have nothing guys or gals, who want to be governor. What I have a problem with is someone who wants to be governor simply to be governor. I have a problem with someone who simply wants to add something to their resume. I have a problem with someone who simply wants to punch that ticket. I have a problem with someone who really stands for nothing and offers nothing.
We have had a number of those from the Republican party. George H.W. Bush was one. He had no real agenda or purpose, other than to be President. George W. Bush had no real purpose in running, other than to avenge his father’s loss and advance the Bush dynasty. Look where that got us.
The last great President was Ronald Reagan. Reagan did not run for the Oval Office simply so he could be President. He went with a specific agenda. He was going to fight communism abroad and liberalism here domestically.
For right now, the good times are over for America. We cannot afford leaders who simply want to run for office for their own benefit. We need leaders who come to the table with a specific agenda to help this country. We need leaders who stand out by virtue of the fact, you know exactly what they stand for One of the few positive things I can say about Obama is you know what his agenda is and what he stands for.
As we roll into the 2012 election, we have to select a leader to win the White House. It cannot be someone who simply wants to advance their political career. It has to be someone who is committed to a conservative agenda and someone we do not have to worry about where they are going to stand on issues. We need someone with core principles and values.
For Tennessee Republicans, that man is not on the ballot this year. For the first time in my adult life, I will not be voting in a governor’s election. For 2012, we cannot allow a RINO like Mitt Romney to be the leader of the Republicans and be the 45thPresident. We need to find good conservative leaders. For the White House, the State House and even the Mayor’s House.