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I don’t know if you are aware of this, but Tuesday, 06 March, 2012 was “Super Tuesday” here in the United States. Yes, in the race for the nomination to represent the Republican party in it’s quest for the office of The President of The United States, yesterday was the day 10 states had their primaries or caucuses.
Of those 10, Mitt Romney won 6 states, Rick Santorum won 3 states and Newt Gingrich won 1 state. The one state that Gingrich won was his home state of Georgia, and he won it by a landslide. Georgia was also the biggest prize of the day, offering the most delegates. Santorum won North Dakota, Tennessee and Oklahoma…and came in a very close second in Ohio. Romney won Ohio, Massachusetts, Virginia, Alaska, Idaho and Vermont.
Ohio is the state that has surprised a lot of people, with Romney winning by only a little over 10,000 votes. He carried the state 38% to 37% (456,513 to 446,225). The reason these numbers are so surprising? This excerpt is directly from a Rick Santorum newsletter sent out on the morning of the 7th of March.
“Last night we once again produced a series of stunning upsets – we handily won Oklahoma, Tennessee and North Dakota and nearly won in Ohio despite being outspent 12 to 1 by Mitt Romney.”
Twelve to One…$12 in ads for Romney to every $1 in ads for Santorum. And the margin of victory is only 10,000 votes? Hmmm…what’s wrong with this picture? If I outspent my opponent 12 to 1 I would anticipate winning by a much wider margin than that.
And with that slim of a margin, do you think Romney would be leading in the delegate count without the support of the national Republican “insiders?”
Way back at the beginning of this, You were probably wondering why I worded things the way I did. You probably said to yourself “Self, that Stan is an idiot! The Republican party isn’t running for the office of President.” I contend that they are. As a party. I know, I know…a tremendous number of people will almost always say “I vote for the person, not the party.” Well folks, that’s a large part of the reason we, as a nation, are in the mess we’re in now.
Those people that are running for office are being supported by the “machinery” of the party because of the feeling that that person can get the votes of the people that don’t vote for the party. You vote for the party, whether you think you do or not. Over the last few years, there has only been one or two exceptions to that rule (one of those is Ron Paul, who is running for President this year).
Rather than asking yourself “Do I vote Democrat or Republican?”, ask yourself “Do I vote for Government having more power or do I vote for the Individual, the Person, ME, to have more power?” If you choose the Person, then you need to take a good look at all the candidates, not just the few you read about in the papers or hear about on T.V.
Remember that Ron Paul is running as a Republican, although he espouses, and lives, mostly Libertarian views, and speaking of Libertarians, Gary Johnson is running as a Libertarian…he had a very successful run as Governor of New Mexico for 8 years.
All I’m saying is maybe we all should dump the blinders that the main stream media has done it’s best to put on all of us, and use our brains for some critical thinking and decision making. If you really want Personal Liberty ahead of Government Power, then it’s time to make some very hard choices and stop voting for certain people or parties, just because you’ve always been told to!
Let us know what you decide and who you want to have more of the power in life by leaving a comment below.
Thanks again for reading and we’ll see you again soon,