Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Lucky New Jersey

Yes.  New Jersey is a very fortunate state.  It has a governor who really cares for the state and it's people.  A governor who put his love for his state above ego and pressure.

Unable or unwilling, I'm not sure which, the Republican powers are still looking for an ideal candidate to pit against Obama.  Chris Christie won't be the one and I couldn't be more happy.  Mainly because he hasn't disappointed me.  He has remained a man of his word.

I think it takes a great deal of control and a good dose of humility to resist the pressures to run for President that Mr. Christie faced.  It will be interesting to see if he enters the field in 2016.  There are a lot of good young Republicans waiting in the wings, but I can't help wonder about their fate.

Consider what is happening to the current field.  With the exception of Ron Paul, who to my way of thinking, is too extreme, all of them could handle the job.  Some better than others.

What troubles me is the lack of positive reporting on them and the extremes of negativity.  Romney - Massachuttes Care and Mormonism.  Bachmann - a bit foggy on historical truths and reactionary.  Santorum - too far right.  Gingrich - too much baggage.  Cain - he's a racist and can't win anyway.  No foreign policy, no political experience. Perry - what more need be said.  Huntsman - where the heck is he?  Never mind; he's Mormon and too moderate.  Buddy Roemer and Gary Johnson - did you even know they are running?  Isn't there anything good and positive about any of them?

As much as I like to watch politics, I know I'll never understand it.  Mostly because politicians today have defined themselves differently than our founding fathers intended.  The media, too, is complicit.  They no longer report all sides of an issue, just those that agree with the philosophical bent of their owners.  They no longer serve the public well and haven't for far too long.

At least today, as far as I'm concerned, will be  remembered as bright spot in national politics.  A good man has remained true to his word.  What a breath of fresh air.  While his absence in the race may be considered our loss ~ it is really our gain.  And his.

1 comment:

Margie's Musings said...

I agree. I have to admire him for his decision.

I don't see a viable candidate.

About the two LDS candidates...too many people don't know much about Mormonism. They must "heed to council" from their leaders if they want to hold on to their Temple priviledges.

To me, that's scarey. Who wants the LDS church running the country? But that is one of the goals of their church. Joseph Smith even ran for president in his day.