The Unknown Presidential Candidate

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It’s come down to four Republican candidates. They have survived the rigors of a presidential campaign-and there are many. It’s gotten nasty at times, with candidates attacking candidates of the same party. Something that Reagan warned ominously against. But that was when party was sacred, and the person to beat wasn’t Obama.

It wasn’t that Obama was a good president. After presiding over the biggest deficit in US history, he has the US teetering on the closest approach a country founded with a democratic-republic ever came to pure socialism.

But the remaining “four” Republicans have refused to bow to the minor option of ‘green energy’. More importantly, all are committed to reduce taxes, cut government spending, and cut ‘Big Government’ as a whole.

One is particularly good at business dealings, and money handling. One is a specifically good cost-cutter, spendthrift, and bean counter. The other is a specialized orator, who understands all the ins and outs of daily politics.

One candidate is different, though. He is good at all the aforementioned items, but has special claims to many of them. Most understood Reagan conservatism was a three-legged stool with economic, social and national defense legs.

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This candidate’s repeated calls for a Balanced Budget Amendment, unleashing America’s vast domestic energy, and eliminating restrictive regulations, has put forward more concrete proposals to create middle-income jobs than any other presidential possibility.

He stated the way to stop today’s runaway government is to realize it reflects the collapse of core values, and lacks any glue to keep families together. There is no candidate today clearer on this.

With his increase in popularity, many had anxiety attacks about his perceived spirituality. While trying to discuss his economic plans, the media seems only obsessed with his personal religious opinions.

Typically he always has to confront anti-Catholic prejudice, and accused of being too “far right” to win. He has a reverence for all life, heterosexual marriage, and devotion to a strong family life. He considers amniocentesis as a ‘Death Panel’ on deciding who lives and who dies.

He knows the words “separation of church and state” are not contained in the Constitution, and the phrase from Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists had a much different meaning than what’s construed.

The media hates him for it, and has launched an all-out attack against him. CNN’s John King told him he was a Democrat’s dream. “A lot of Democrats were celebrating, … last night, saying, in their view, you’re on the extreme right on many of these social issues and they think, for them, it’s a good thing that these issues will be front and center.”Shockingly, ABC’s “GMA” sycophantically promoted “polyamory” (practice of having more than one open romantic relationship at a time) the morning after his electoral tie in Michigan.

Infuriatingly frustrating to the media, most of his campaigning was done with handshakes, gatherings, and door-to-door discussions. ‘Big bucks’ were never affordable for his campaign.

Previous Obama campaigning shows Romney as the opponent Obama and the liberal machine wanted nominated. It seems that the difference in social issues alone, is what scares them the most.

When you think about it, one other person was typically chastised for His beliefs, and the elite hated Him as well.

As one realizes by now, the only non-named Republican in this race is Rick Santorum. He, and his wife Karen, have seven living children, and leave behind Gabriel who died prematurely after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Their eighth child, Isabella, was diagnosed with Edwards syndrome (Trisomy 18). She was recommended for abortion, having a 10% chance of survival to one year. The Santorums ignored that advice, and now live with their daughter.

What may be the most telling point of all, is one of the least publicized statements by Santorum that has rarely, if ever, been uttered by a politician running for the highest office in the land: “You may not like what I say and you may not like how I say it, but you can always know I will tell Americans the truth.”

Santorum meant what he said on 1/24/12 to that crowd >1000 people at the First Baptist Church (Naples, Fl). The question is, can the people of Naples, and the US, survive knowing that a politician will tell them the truth?

A former Chemical Engineer, Kevin Roeten enjoys riding the third rail of journalism: politics and religion. He is a Guest Columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times, and the Independent (Ohio), writes for numerous blogs, is an amateur astronomer, and delves into scientific topics.