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I’m Baaaccckkk!!!

October 26, 2009

I honestly cannot believe it’s been over a year since I’ve posted on my blog. I was sidetracked for some time dealing with a cyber stalker. But that issue is behind me and taken care of so I am here to stay and give my never ending opinions on the state of our country!

To catch you up to date, during my hiatus I had the privelege and honor of being a captain on the campaign for someone running for Denny Hastert’s old seat in the House of Representatives. What an experience!! Loved every minute of it! I even recorded a commercial and was able to hear myself every morning on the radio! But now, we are 10 months into the new president’s term and I’ve got a lot on my mind. But I shall narrow it down to one topic: Afghanistan!

Afghanistan Afghanistan…wherefore art thou Afghanistan? Oh yeah, you’re right where you have been! It’s our military who’s disappeared. As our men and women overseas wait to hear whether our president will continue on in our mission for ousting the Taliban there, the citizens of this country are scratching our heads in complete perplexion. The scenario before us is quite unprecedented. We’re in the middle of a war, those in command of our military could not have been any clearer in their message to Obama as to what needs to happen. And yet still we have no direction.

Oh Mr. President…how about making a decision one way or another so we can move on with things. If you’re going to have us not continue on in Afghanistan, then let’s get our men and women home so they can move on with their lives and start training for our defense again. And if we’re going to commit to stay over there, well hurry up and let everyone know already. What is the holdup?? Mr. President, you make us look like fools with your indecisiveness in a time of war. A sitting target with a big red bulls eye that says “suckers”!

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To Gas Tax Or Not Gas Tax…That Is The Question

May 7, 2008

Gas prices are forefront on our minds on a daily basis anymore.  I know it definitely is for me as we fill up once a week at a cost of $80 each time for the past month or so (and that’s just for one of our cars).  So I am definitely all about some type of solution to this gas price crisis.  And you can thank your fellow democrats for this one.  Republicans have been pushing for YEARS to drill in Alaska.  Obviously, if we drilled in Alaska, we would not be as reliant on the Middle East as we are now.  One reason the democrats have blocked this is because of the porcupine caribou.  Yes, you read that correctly.  They say that drilling would disrupt the 130,000 or so of the caribou.  Are you kidding me?  We kill countless numbers of babies on a daily basis because they may be an inconvenience to the careless “mother” but we are afraid of what might happen to the porcupine caribou?  This is one of the most backwards things I’ve ever heard.  I am posting a smidgen of an interview between Rush Limbaugh and Senator Kay Hutchison (R-TX).  I think you will find it enlightening…especially what senator says lastly:

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Sen. Kay Bailey HutchisonIn a recent interview, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) discussed opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to responsible drilling. “ANWR is an area the size of the state of South Carolina.  The part that would be drilled is an area the size of JFK airport or Washington National Airport or Dallas Love Field,” said Sen. Hutchision.  “It’s an area the size of an airport because the new technology allows us to drill underground for just hundreds of yards and you don’t have to have a lot of wells to drill anymore.” Here is more of Sen. Hutchison’s interview with Rush Limbaugh:SEN. HUTCHISON: But they’re not acknowledging that.  The people of Alaska want this. They have had referenda. They want the jobs, they want the economic security, and they know it won’t hurt the environment.”Yet we cannot get a bill through Congress that would allow drilling in that small part of ANWR.  These are the kinds of things that just don’t make sense when the price of gasoline is so high.

RUSH:  Ah, sadly, they do make sense if you understand Democrats.  I know you do.  We’re talking, by the way, with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison from Texas.  Now, yesterday the president made a presentation on energy and said much of the same thing you just said here; and Senator Schumer from New York went out and responded to it and said, “If we started drilling in ANWR today we wouldn’t have a drop of oil for ten years.”  Well, of course, Bill Clinton vetoed the first time this came up in 1994. We could have been at this four years according to his ten-year plan.  He also said something that mathematically doesn’t make sense.  He said that this million barrels a day that ANWR would produce would reduce the price of gasoline or oil — I forget which one he specified — by a penny.  Well, that’s absurd, because when the price of oil… When we lose a million barrels in the supply, does the price only go up a penny?  They’re using scare tactics, here.  We need resources. We need our oil, and you got Schumer out there saying, “No, it wouldn’t matter,” and they’re misleading people thinking that there’s a substitute for it right around the corner when there’s not.

SEN. HUTCHISON:  You’re right.  When President Clinton vetoed ANWR, we would have been producing. But I totally disagree and reject the argument that it would be ten years.  We could start drilling in ANWR, and I think within a couple of years you would start seeing the results. But more important, if we were drilling there and people in the market, in OPEC — if the people who are hedging in the market for futures in this oil industry. If we were drilling in ANWR — do you think the price would stay up?  No. People would know that there would be an availability.  They would know that there was going to be a real difference in what we could produce.  The one million barrels a day is the amount we import from Saudi Arabia every day.  That’s what we would be getting from our own resources and control it; and that doesn’t count what we could do if we were drilling off the Atlantic and the Pacific, in environmental safe ways.  That’s the key.  If we took control of our own destiny, we could become energy independent and self-sufficient and not depend on places that don’t like us very much like Venezuela.

RUSH:  All this makes so much sense that we out here don’t understand why it isn’t done.  We understand the politics of liberalism and the Democrats trying to create as much chaos as they can for reelection purposes in November, but they consistently oppose this kind of independence; despite the fact they’re the ones claiming and whining and moaning how dependent we are. But they’re the ones that always stand in the way of becoming energy independent, and there has to be more to it than just their own desire for electability.  I think it’s a little bit more hideous than that.  I know you wouldn’t want to comment on that.  But this is really serious stuff to all of us.  The price of everything going up all based on the price of oil and energy. It’s all related.  There’s an ideological group out there, the environmentalists, who are get… They’re the only ones that are happy with this. They’re getting everything they want out of this.  Of course, the people they donate to and vote for are thus happy about it, too; and the country, in the meantime, suffers.

SEN. HUTCHISON:  Well, Rush, if we would do this — if the Democrats and if the people understand this issue enough to force them. If we could open refineries, make it easier to do so; open nuclear power plants, which is the cleanest form of energy at the best, most efficient prices that we could possibly produce it; and drill in ANWR, the Outer Continental Shelf and deep drilling in the Gulf Coast, we could be a country that doesn’t have to rely on anyone else.  I think we need to make this an issue in this election.

RUSH:  I couldn’t agree more.

SEN. HUTCHISON:  Don’t let the Democrats get by with saying, “Oh, it’s just terrible that the price of gasoline is high, and it’s the president’s fault.”  It is not the president’s fault.  It’s the Democrats in Congress who continue to keep us from drilling in ANWR. We had almost enough, 60 votes, to pass that last time.  We were one vote short, couldn’t get it, and so here we are again.

 

So this gets me back to my original question…gas tax or no gas tax for the summer.  Senator John McCain is the one who first introduced this idea several weeks ago which no one really responded to.  Now all of the sudden, Senator Hillary Clinton is on board for suspending the gas tax for a few months but she is giving no credit to John McCain for the idea.  And, if you listen to Barack Hussein Obama, he blows off the idea of eliminating the gas tax for the summer because he says it would come to a total of $30 savings for the year.  He says that is not what the American people are looking for.  Well excuse me Barack Hussein Obama, but you never asked me if it’s what I wanted.  What Obama just doesn’t get is that yeah, maybe thirty bucks isn’t a lot of money (although to some it is deemed a fortune), but it’s the principle.  I would be much more content knowing my government was doing something, rather than nothing.  So I may save only a few cents each fill up (according to Obama), but at least I know my elected government is working on it.  And I think John McCain and Hillary Clinton “get it”.  So Jo Jo says…don’t be fooled when Mr. Obama says “you’re only saving $30″…remember, we want to see a step forward even if it’s a baby step, what we don’t want is to be standing idle which is apparently Obama’s solution.

John Adams…What A Man!

April 27, 2008

So my husband and I have been really getting into our history lately. It has been fascinating reading and researching what our forefathers went through to become the great country that we are today. I highly recommend the book 1776 written by David McCullough. It is an excellent read with dynamite accuracy. So when we found out that HBO was airing a 7 part mini-series on John Adams, we ordered HBO right away and have just ended the seventh week of the series. I was blown away. John Adams said in his later years that the world would remember George Washington fondly as the first president and also Thomas Jefferson as the third president, but that people would not recall who John Adams was. And he was right. I admire who this man was and what he represented so much (even though from the series, it seems that John Adams was the first recognized Democrat). John Adams’ mission in his early years was to establish independence from Britain. Mission may be an understatement as it truly did consume him. And they say the love between Abigail and John Adams was like no other. And they reflected that extremely well in the movie. He turned to her for advice on American and world matters consistently. They lived into their 90’s and ironically John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (who were ultimately the best of friends) died just hours apart from old age on July 4th, 50 years to the day after signing the Declaration of Indendence. When this series becomes available on DVD, I highly recommend purchasing this. It was based off of the book John Adams written by David McCullough (who wrote 1776 too). We are in the process of reading this book too but we wanted to finish the miniseries first.

We hear so many complaints these days about the most miniscule of things. America doesn’t do this or America does that and so forth. My wish for America would be that it’s citizens would stop to remember and be grateful for all our forefathers did for the establishment of this country. All in the name of religion I might add. Our forefathers would be disgusted if they could see what America has become in some ways. For instance, they probably never would have dreamed in a million years that their consitution may have to be amended defining a marriage as between a man and a woman. Or that killing babies just because they may become an inconvenience to the careless mother would be allowable by law. And in other ways, I think they would be so proud of how far we’ve come and advanced this country based on all of their sacrifice and hard work. So when people want to complain about America, Jo Jo says, go live in another country for a while and then let’s hear those complaints. Let’s band together as proud citizens of America and make this country respectable and proud as it was envisioned over 200 years ago.

Operation Chaos

March 31, 2008

If you are an avid Rush Limbaugh listener as I am, you know what “Operation Chaos” is all about.  For those of you who don’t know what that means, here it is in a nutshell:  Rush Limbaugh has been urging his listeners who have primaries coming up to vote for Hillary Clinton.  Why?  Because Barack Hussein Obama has been winning so many primaries and is fooling so many people with his word “change” that for a while it looked like it would be an easy in for Obama as the Democratic nominee.  However, the Limbaugh listeners have taken Rush’s words to heart and are in action. 

“…in March, in Texas, Ohio, and Mississippi, Republicans have been 8% of the voters in the Democratic primary, and now they heavily support Hillary Clinton. This is definite proof of the ‘Limbaugh Effect’ coming through.” (courtesy of Rush Limbaugh show transcript). 

The “chaos” comes in to effect because if his strategy works, it will be a shoe in for John McCain in November and here is why.  With Republicans crossing over and voting for Hillary Clinton who is lacking in delegate votes, it gives her a chance to stay in the race.  It will be so close between these two that they will have to go all the way to the convention date which is in August which gives them very little time to campaign against McCain.  Then at the convention, they will have the superdelegates votes and that will be the deciding factor for who will be the Democratic nominee.  All of the bickering, fighting and nastiness between these two democrats has truly affected their supporters.  These supporters that are getting fed up with the politicking are already pledging their vote for John McCain.  Understand now???  Chaos!!!

The question I have been asking myself is do I agree with this.  I know if the tables were turned and it was two Republicans fighting this way, I wouldn’t want a liberal radio personality like Al Franken (ugh…gag, gag!) urging his listeners to baiscally manipulate the system just to make their own party win.  But on the other hands, politics is politics.  It’s been a nasty process from almost the beginning.  But I know my conscience is clear.  I voted for who I would have liked to be the Republican nominee.  I know I could not have voted for Hillary Clinton no matter what the reason without possible dry heaving at my voting booth. 

I voted for Mitt Romney (who bowed out just a couple days after my vote).  I am still praying that John McCain will choose Romney as his running mate as I think that would be a balanced and tough ticket to beat.  So whether Operation Chaos has success at the end or not, I pray that the right person is voted in by what I am hoping are intelligent, not so foolish Americans!!

Yet Another Contradiction By Barack Hussein Obama

March 21, 2008

Brand New Video of Barack Hussein Obama…A Must See!!!

March 21, 2008

Obama…Remove Foot From Mouth!

March 21, 2008

Yesterday as Barack Hussein Obama made the rounds on television and radio, one radio disc jockey asked him about his comment about his white grandmother.  And what is Obama’s response??? 

“The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity — she doesn’t,” he said. “But she is a typical white person who, you know, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know, there is a reaction. That has been bred into our experiences that don’t go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way.”

I take huge offense to this statement.  Our police, security guards, airport authorities etc. are not allowed to racially profile in an attempt to keep America safe.  But now Barack Hussein Obama has the right to lump all white people as typically  reacting to black people in a particular way?  This man is pathetic and I’ve had it.  Don’t you dare tell me that I act a certain way to black people on the street simply because I’m white.  As a matter of fact, when I was nineteen I was headed in to a business meeting at a pizza parlor when I was robbed at gunpoint by a black man who stole my purse and dragged me toward a back alley where I was thankfully able to break free from his grasp and get to safety.  Was I weary of black males after that?  You bet.  Was I weary before that??? Nope.  After I regained my sense of safety several months after my mugging did I think twice about black men in the street?  Nope.  If I were to behave as Barack Hussein Obama suggests, I would be restless and irritable any time I went in public as there are black people everywhere.  This is a terrible statement to make and I want it brought to the forefront and NOT forgotten.  This is a man who wants to lead our country???  He is the one making everything about race.  Mr. Obama…you are half white and don’t forget it.  This supposed great speech he made the other day?  How come when I heard it I was disgusted?  I see right through this man that the media compares to messiah equality.  Let’s not forget that he adamantly refuses to wear the flag on his lapel because he won’t pledge his allegiance to the flag.  In the video below, you’ll see the democrats with their hands over their hearts during the National Anthem…but not Barack Hussein Obama.  He has his hands very deliberately held down below his waist.  Less than a hundred years ago, he would have been charged with treason and his sorry heine would have been hanging from a platform somewhere…white or black!  I believe this is a man to fear.  When we have someone who want to run the greatest and most powerful country in the world, yet he doesn’t want to honor our flag???  That makes me very curious as to how a meeting with Iranian, Saudi Arabian and other middle Eastern officials would truly go down.  Is he going to show his allegiance for them?  I hope that those of you who are falling for his rhetoric will have their eyes opened.  I have enclosed a few videos that may help shed some light!

By the way…I am from the great state of Illinois where unfortunately Barack Hussein Obama is from and he hasn’t done crap for this state!  The only thing he’s known for around here is being pals with Oprah!

Obama Didn’t Know?…….Give Me A Break!!!!

March 18, 2008

This morning Barack Hussein Obama will be giving a speech about race.  No doubt it will be a warm and fuzzy speech.  Hope for this, hope for that, change this, change that.  He will remind us all of a young Martin Luther King Jr.  He will try to convince us that he never knew his pastor to give those kinds of speeches of hate and anti-America.  Barack Hussein Obama is going to plead ignorance and assure us when he was at church this was not the way his pastor behaved.  This has all been a new revelation to him….wrong.  And here is the proof.  Last year when Barack Hussein Obama was to announce his candidacy for president of the United States of America, he was to do so down in Springfield, Illinois with his pastor at his side and good old Pastor Jeremiah Wright was suppose to give a speech.  But he didn’t.  Here is an excerpt of an article from the National Review:

 Top Obama adviser David Axelrod just told reporters that the weather was one of the reasons Rev. Jeremiah Wright did not speak at Obama’s presidential candidacy announcement last year in Springfield, Illinois. When asked on a conference call why Wright did not speak, as had been planned, Axelrod said, “Part of what happened was that it was seven degrees in Springfield that day, and we truncated the program, and that was certainly a major part of the motivation there.”

When a reporter followed up, asking, “So you’re saying that Rev. Wright did not speak because it was too cold?” Axelrod broadened his answer. “That was part of the decision,” he said. “There was no doubt that there was controversy surrounding him, and we didn’t want to make him a target and a distraction on a day when Sen. Obama was going to announce his candidacy.”

The words are…there is no doubt that there was controversy surrounding him.  Hmmmm…I wonder for what.  So even if we were dumb enough to believe that after attending the same black church for twenty years he had no idea his preacher could get so passionate about the disadvantaged blacks, the conspiracies of America, whites are horrendous and Jesus is black.  Sorry folks, I just don’t buy it.  I can tell you that I have been attending the same church for the better part of twelve years.  I would know in a mili-second if my pastor was spreading hate like this.  Even if I missed a sermon here or there, you better believe there would be buzz amongst the churchgoers, my friends, etc about the pastor’s message.  Even if his congregants agree with his speeches, they would be talking about it with fellow church goers about how awesome Pastor Jeremiah Wright was and how on target his thinking is.  But somehow, Barack Hussein Obama completely missed everything his pastor stood for and believed.  No one ever talked with him about it, he never heard a peep of negativity about his mentor of twenty years.

 Barack Hussein Obama is in panic mode right now.  According to poll data yesterday, 54% of white voters who previously voted for him in their primary, will likely not vote for him in November.  Chances are he will get the nod as the democratic candidate because the numbers (including superdelegates ) are his.  But come November, John McCain will sweep the vote.  He is probably thanking God for this controversy as it makes his victory into the White House that much easier.   

I urge you to not be fooled by Barack Hussein Obama.  He is going to use every trick he knows this morning during his speech to appeal to all.  He has lied about his knowledge of his pastor (as shown in the above article).  He has been endorsed by Louis Farakhan (another white-hater, anti-America everything, and claims to be Jesus Christ), he has been endorsed by his pastor (who hates anything that is not black).  These are just two very vocal supporters.  These types of supporters are frightening.  This means they strongly align themselves with Barack Hussein Obama.  This means they applaud his beliefs and what he stands for.  Yet in the public eye, these are two polar opposites of beliefs.  Which leads me to conclude that Barack Hussein Obama has privately talked with these men about his true beliefs and what he truly stands for and this is why they are so adamantly and obnoxiously standing alongside Barack Hussein Obama! 

Romney’s Out…Or Is He In????

February 7, 2008

Well, I voted for Mitt Romney on Super Tuesday.  And I’m not ashamed to admit it.  I didn’t care for this candidate at all up until the last few debates.  He impressed me very much with his statesman-like presence.  I was very interested in his ideas and past record as MA governor.  I must say I’m very sorry to see that he has dropped out of the race.  My wish would have been for Huckabee to withdraw and have a two man showdown between McCain and Romney.  But that was until I heard the speech Romney gave today when withdrawing his candidacy.  This was probably one of the best speeches I’ve heard.  And once he was done, it made total sense for him to do what he did.  Here is a video byte with a small portion of his speech…

His withdraw comes so suddenly that it’s making me wonder (after all, first thing this morning his camp was saying they would never give up). John McCain would be a pure genius if this whole plan was devised. Here’s what I mean. John McCain’s biggest criticism is that he is not conservative enough. On Super Tuesday, CNN exit polled across the nation this question to Republicans…”Who did you vote for and do you consider yourself a conservative?” Here’s what they found nationally. 80% of Mitt Romney voters stated they were true conservatives, 75% of Mike Huckabee voters stated they were true conservatives, and only 45% of John McCain voters declared themselves true conservatives. Concluding that most moderates to liberals voted for John McCain. That is a destructive statistic among the GOP. The GOP feels it has lost its core foundation with the candidate John McCain. Meanwhile, John McCain is campaigning everywhere he goes that he is truly a conservative. And now he has hired advisers to show him how to come across as more conservative. If you Republicans want a guarantee of a Republican in the White House come January 2009, the magic key will be John McCain as President and Mitt Romney as Vice President. As stated up above, most true conservatives voted Romney. That would solve McCain’s problem of not being conservative enough and I think Republicans would be a lot less irate about the current situation.  And let’s look at the big picture here which my generation in particular have a hard time doing.  The bottom line is this…say McCain gets in and has an 8 year run, first off, if something catastrophic should happen to McCain and he can not physically act as sitting president any more, Romney would be the acting president.  Or secondly, at the end of McCain’s 8 year term, the republican running for president would then be the current Vice President…Mitt Romney.  Win win situation!!!

So if John McCain were to ever ask Jo Jo’s humble opinion…eat a piece of humble pie and ask Mitt Romney to be your running mate and just watch how the world will be at your fingertips!

Presidential Candidates 2008

January 27, 2008

Well I haven’t written about the republican or democrat candidates in quite a while because things are a changin’ every time I turn the tube on.  But I thought I’d take a few minutes now and comment on what is happening thus far.  Remember these are only my opinions people so you loyal Ron Paul followers…take a deep breath here.

Let’s start with the democrats.  I personally have a very strong dislike for each of these candidates.  We are polar opposites on every issue at hand.  All three want to pull out of Iraq without considering the consequences.  All three will ultimately raise taxes to pay for universal health care which is a big no no!  Actually, Obama’s health care plan does not call for universal as does Hillary’s and John Edwards’.  There’s not much more to say about the 3 candidates that isn’t already obvious to everyone (at least it’s so obvious to me…am I assuming here?).  Hillary’s on a major power trip (and Bill is doing her no favors by campaigning for her).  I think she will be in shell shock soon as it seems Obama is taking the lead with delegates.  The thought of any of these three candidates running the most powerful country in the world is frightening to me.  Obama has hardly any experience in his FIRST term as senator let alone running a country….oye vey!  John Edwards said several months ago to a group that he does not want the United States to be known as a “Christian country” by the rest of the world.  That statement is just so wrong on a multitude of levels that I fear if I start tearing into it, I may break out in hives in sheer agitation.  So let’s move on to the Republicans.

Fred Thompson withdrew this past week and he has 8 delegates to throw toward another candidate.  As the campaigning has progressed and the debates are well under way, I have to say I get more and more irritated with Mike Huckabee.  Which has surprised me because he is very vocal about his Christian faith which I love.  But religion aside…I’m just annoyed.  I think his fair tax plan is interesting and I’ve been calculating numbers to see if I would have more money in my pocket under his plan.  But I haven’t come up with a definitive answer on that.  Of course paychecks would be much bigger.  But you make up for that with a flat tax on every single thing purchased.  The interesting thing about this is that drug dealers, gamblers, pimps and prostitutes would finally have to pay tax.  How it works is the IRS would be abolished so no federal tax would be withheld from your paycheck.  So you also wouldn’t get that great rebate check every year.  However, you would be taxed a flat rate everywhere you go…the gas station, the grocery store, the barber etc.  This is why I say drug dealers, gamblers, pimps and prostitutes would finally have to pay tax…because they would be taxed this high rate on their normal daily purchases.  As a family of 5 (four of whom are males with hearty appetites), my weekly grocery bill is already nauseating, throw on 20% more tax to my total and I would probably start hyperventilating at each check out.  But in the same breath, you have the higher paycheck so if you balance your budget correctly, it should all work out in the end.  Back to Huckabee, I fear for us if he was leading our country and he has zilch experience with foreign policy.  I understand that is what advisers are for but the head honcho has to have a thorough understanding at least of the policies.  Republicans in general have stayed away from the issue of health care during the debates.  Because they no that is a death trap.  If you want my humble opinion…put a cap on these frivolous lawsuits (hello tort reform) and you’ll see diminished premiums for our doctors who in turn will lower their costs as will the hospitals.  It’s a trickle down effect that would take years to get the desired goal of low cost insurance.  But it’s a great ideology that is completely workable if Americans weren’t so greedy and me, me, me when it comes to $$$$.  A friend of mine’s husband is a very well-known and respected ob/gyn in our city.  He’s been delivering babies for thirty years.  But the premiums these doctors have to pay in Illinois are so high, even he couldn’t afford them.  So he opened up practice in North Carolina where there is a cap on litigation damages so premiums are very reasonable for him to pay there.  He flies home every weekend to be with his wife and kids.  Isn’t that a kicker????  Duncan Hunter also had a very fascinating and realistic solution to these insurance premiums.  As it stands right now, if you live in Illinois you have to get Illinois HMO, PPO etc.  And that’s how it is for each state.  Duncan Hunter suggested that if they open the states up so that people could shop for insurance in whichever state offered the cheapest premiums but could use the insurance in whichever state they resided, the laws of supply and demand (and good old fashioned competition) would automatically lower rates on a continuous basis to stay alive in the market.  On to Rudy Guiliani, I think Rudy will be done after Tuesday.  He put all his eggs in one basket by campaigning exclusively in Florida.  He did campaign really well there but he is not leading in the polls.  If he does not win the primary on Tuesday, I am betting that he will bow out.  I believe it comes down to John McCain and Mitt Romney…sorry Ron Paul, but did you ever really have a chance???  Mitt Romney is growing on me.  He definitely did nothing for me until just recently.  His forte is economics and with talk of the big bad R word (recession), he has been a shining star.  But John McCain has 20+ years military experience and 20+ years congressional experience and I think those two things alone are priceless.  In one debate he vowed with vehemence that if he became president, he knows how to get Bin Laden and I think we should hold him to that.  So as of today (but like I said, things keep a changin’) I am now torn between John McCain and Mitt Romney.  I encourage all of you to look into all of the candidates and make educated, informed decisions come voting day!