Over the past couple of months, the mainstream media has been telling us that Mitt Romney, Herman Cain and Rick Perry are the “top tier” candidates and that none of the other Republicans that are running really have a legitimate shot at winning the nomination. Well, if either Romney, Cain or Perry wins the nomination it is going to be an absolute disaster for America. The United States cannot afford another four years of Barack Obama. But we cannot afford four years of Romney, Cain or Perry either. All three of them have deep ties to the establishment, all three of them are clueless about how to fix what is wrong with this country and all three of them would continue most of the failed policies of the Bush/Obama era. The United States is running out of time, and if we are going to turn things around we need to make fundamental changes right now. But if either Romney, Cain or Perry wins the nomination we will almost certainly be guaranteed four more years of rapid decline.
One of the great myths of this election season is that Romney, Cain and Perry are conservatives. Even though all three of them are trying to claim that label, the truth is far from that. At best, Herman Cain and Rick Perry are political moderates with deep, deep ties to the establishment. Mitt Romney is so liberal that someone needs to tell him that he is in the wrong political party.
But in the final analysis it really doesn’t matter whether they call themselves “Democrats” or “Republicans”, because increasingly our two major political parties are becoming just two sides of the same coin. The Democrats and the Republicans are both funded by the elite, they are both controlled by the elite and they both serve the purposes of the elite.
That is why it is absolutely imperative that we send someone to the White House that is not already bought and paid for. If we elect another “establishment candidate” in 2012, we will get the same results that we have been getting for the past 50 years.
Fortunately, it looks like Rick Perry is melting down faster than the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz did. The 53 seconds of video posted below are destined to become the most famous 53 seconds in Republican debate history….
Not that Herman Cain would be any better than Rick Perry. Even if you totally disregard the charges of sexual misconduct, there is no way that Herman Cain should ever get any votes from any Republican voter.
The “999 plan” has become very well known, but it turns out that Herman Cain can’t speak intelligently about much of anything else.
During the Republican debate on CNBC the other night, the moderators desperately tried to get Herman Cain to talk about something other than the “999 plan”. But Cain included the “999 plan” in virtually every single answer that he gave, and he seemed unable to answer questions about much of anything else. As you can see from the video highlights below, it got to the point of absurdity….
The sad thing is that most Americans don’t even realize yet that the “999 plan” would significantly raise taxes on the vast majority of middle class Americans.
For instance, consider the following example from an analysis of the “999 plan” that was recently discussed in the Des Moines Register….
“The bottom line: A family with an income level of $40,000 to $50,000 would pay $3,407 more a year in taxes”
But perhaps the worst Republican candidate of all is Mitt Romney. If you closely examine the positions that Romney has taken, it quickly becomes apparent that a Romney administration would be very, very similar to the Obama administration. In fact, most Americans would probably notice next to no difference between the two presidencies.
The financial powers on Wall Street love this guy. They are absolutely pouring cash into his campaign. He has received more Wall Street cash than all of the other Republican candidates combined by a very wide margin.
The thing with Romney is that he is a consummate politician. His handlers have studied the public opinion polls and they have carefully crafted political positions which are designed to give him the best chance of winning the Republican nomination and of winning the general election.
In fact, these positions are constantly being “tweaked”. If Romney sounds a little bit different now than he did a couple of months ago it is not by accident.
Many believe that this is a guy that will do or say just about anything to get elected.
Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann Romney, once made the following statement about her husband….
“He can argue any side of a question. And sometimes you think he’s really believing his argument, but he’s not.”
So how do we know if he is telling the truth now?
Romney’s flip-flopping has become absolutely legendary. Just consider the examples in the following video….
This next video contains even more examples of flip-flopping by Romney….
One of the most important things to evaluate these candidates on is what they plan to do about the Federal Reserve.
As I have written about so many times, the Federal Reserve is at the very core of our economic and financial problems.
But these candidates don’t even consider the Fed to be an issue.
Mitt Romney says that he is “not going to take my effort and focus on the Federal Reserve“.
After all, he is the golden boy of Wall Street and there is no way that he is going to do anything to upset the apple cart.
Herman Cain was once the chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Board, and he thinks that the Federal Reserve is just wonderful.
The following is what Herman Cain once had to say about the need for an audit of the Federal Reserve….
Some people say that we ought to audit the Fed. Here’s what I do know. The Federal Reserve already has so many internal audits it’s ridiculous. I don’t know why people think we’re gonna learn this great amount of information by auditing the Federal Reserve.
I think a lot of people are calling for this audit of the Federal Reserve because they don’t know enough about it. There’s no hidden secrets going on in the Federal Reserve to my knowledge.
If you are a Republican, you should take all three of these “top tier” candidates and just scratch them right off your list.
All three of them would be a complete disaster for the country. In fact, if Romney is elected president it would essentially be the same thing as sending Barack Obama back to the White House for another term.
The American people deserve better than another “false choice” in 2012.
But if the Republicans nominate either Romney, Cain or Perry that is exactly what we are going to be faced with.