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I want a second Obama term and a recovered economy is a must for that to happen.  But, I am smart enough to know that other possibilities might occur.  The president could reform what he wants and walk away from the game like running back Jim Brown (President Hillary?).  There is a growing chorus in my community that want him to skip a second term if the “state of the union” hasn’t improved—it hurts to see a good guy get blamed for everything.

Applying to only one college is not wise for high school seniors and only thinking about another Obama term is equally unwise. If someone other than Obama or Hillary is to be the next American president, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is one of the most leveled-headed Republicans in the nation and therefore unlikely to emerge from a GOP primary.  AJC Columnist Cynthia Tucker wrote this week:

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels- the dream presidential candidate of many centrist Republicans – has urged the GOP to “call a truce on the so-called social issues” and concentrate on righting the economy.

Daniels impressed me with reasonable T.V. news interviews that showed he was more interested in improving the country than slamming the other sides.  A century from now political historians will likely think that the GOP blew a golden opportunity to obliterate the far Left because they let the far Right’s hostile nature run the show rather than using Daniels and cooler heads to secure the moderates/centrists who are troubled by far Left spending.

Tucker’s column was primarily about abortion legislation and as a liberal she takes issue with conservatives who are strongly anti-choice yet opposed government programs design to help children living in poor conditions.  Tucker missed one clear point regarding the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) nutrition program.  The program is helpful for our farmers also because it gives them the opportunity to grow more food and make more money.  What happen to the “soft power” concept from the Obama campaign?  By this point, our agriculture industry should be exporting more farming equipment, seeds, fertilizers, and insecticides to developing nations—sowing the seeds of love while growing Georgia’s largest industry.  Give a man a fish he eats for a day…

I hate to be pessimistic but the future will have more people than available jobs.  Will those unemployed folks turn to illegal activities and cost the government billions in prison expense.  We must seriously look into population control and at the same time, abortion rates would be lower if people didn’t get pregnant in the first place.  Ms. Tucker wrote:

It’s no mystery why abortions rates are much lower in Western Europe.  Those countries have adopted public policies that make birth control pills and other contraceptives cheap and widely available.  If we did the same, abortion rates would drop sharply here, as well.  That’s one of those common-sense solutions that social conservatives should embrace.  So far, though, they’d rather keep fighting the same old battles.       

http://blogs.ajc.com/cynthia-tucker/2011/02/11/do-pro-lifers-really-care-about-babies/

http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2011/02/12/mitch-daniels-rephrases-his-truce/

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Whew, the Democrats are so lucky that the Republicans aren’t listening to certain members of their team.  Bob Inglis of South Carolina didn’t survive his primary so he is free to tell the truth.  Glenn Beck bumped heads with Inglis but Beck also told the truth when he said that his job is a form of political entertainment; it’s not his job to run the nation. 

In an interview with Chris Matthews, Inglis mentioned a list of GOPers whose brand of conservatism appeals to the center, independents and rural Democrats: Rep. Jack Kingston, Rep. Paul Ryan, and Sen. Lindsey Graham.  Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King played well off each other—some say it was planned.  The general idea was America could deal with one or the other.  The above list and a few others seem reasonable compared to the Far Right crew that push Inglis from office. 

When Rep. Ryan, a former congressional staffer, talks budgets and planning, smart Democrats know he should be on the top of their presidential watch list and know that he won’t be.  As we say down here, that would be too much like right.  Chuck D said in his lyrics, “This is the true tale..how the one who wins is the one who fails.”  Winning based on hate and fear is like the days when we  couldn’t play football in the SEC.

UPDATE: I finally caught an interview with Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.  Again, for the last time, is this thing on, this guy is the type leader who gets down to it with out the junk and mess.  If you’ll listened to him as much as you listened to some other folks, you would be much better off..we would all be much better off.

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