Rick Perry To Be GOP Presidential Nominee
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
OK. So my tongue WAS firmly fastened in my cheek when I wrote the title to this piece. But, I have to tell you that signs are pointing to Perry becoming the GOP nominee and eventually President of the US.
Admittedly, predicting (at this point) that Perry will be “President Perry” is a bit of a stretch, but I am beginning to feel the inevitability of it.
Consider this: When the media raises the question of a republican candidates IQ… that means they are genuinely frightened that that candidate poses a serious threat to THEIR candidate. THEIR candidate, of course is the current occupant of the Oval Office, Barack Hussein Obama.
For evidence of this, one need look no farther than President George Bush. According to the political left, and the leftist media, George Bush was DUMB. How the heck did a dumb man graduate from two Ivy League universities and manage to fly jet fighter planes … AND BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES??
And then there was Ronald Reagan. My, oh, my, how the democrats challenged the man’s intellect. They ran a pitiless campaign throughout his presidency questioning Reagan’s ability to reason. It actually gained the democrats nothing as the American people caught on quickly to whom, exactly, the mental midgets were.
It is no secret the democrats favor elitist egghead presidents who are disasters as chief executives of the nation. As evidence we offer Jimmy Carter and Barack Hussein Obama. When the democrats manage to elect a non-elitist, good ole boy, for president, the country gets along fairly well – for a country run by democrats, that is.
The United States does not need an elitist, educated beyond his ability, to try to run the country. America needs a man who can actually lead. A man who can actually make decisions without confusing himself with advise from a host of councilors, each with his own agenda.
I am a firm believer in the “bumblebee theory.” Aeronautically, the bumblebee cannot fly. The body to wing ratio is just too great. The tiny little wings simply cannot create enough lift for that large bulky body to ever get off the ground let alone sustain it in flight. But, you see, the bumblebee is so dumb he doesn’t know it – so he just goes on and flies anyway.
So, maybe we need a “dumb President.” Maybe he’ll be so dumb that he doesn’t know the problems with the US can’t be fixed and just goes ahead and fixes them, anyway. I’ll vote for that kind of dumbness -- and I expect a whole slew of Americans will, as well.
Honestly, I am tired of the flowing oratory of the Obama speechwriters. Well, to be honest, its not so much the oratory I am tired of – it is the FLOW. The word “flow” does not do justice to the absolute FLOOD of words coming from Obama. In reality, his oratory falls flat. Why? Because they are just words – words from the brain not the heart.
For an orator to be effective, he must speak with conviction from the heart about his subject. And he must speak to his audience as if he were speaking to a single person, a confidant, and a friend.
Obama’s speeches are cold and calculated and the listener knows it. They don’t know who he is talking to, but they know it is not they.
I have yet to hear Rick Perry deliver a speech. But I can imagine a southwestern accent where the “g” and the “t” are dropped. (The Texas accent is not too different from the South Carolina accent.) Having never heard him, I’d bet that he knows how to speak directly to every member of his audience and each audience member will leave believing that Gov. Perry was speaking directly to him or her. He will have connected with them and he and his former audience will share an intimacy of knowledge they did not know prior to the address. That is effective oratory.
If Mr. Perry can, indeed, do that, the White House will be his.
It seems to me, that that ole cotton-picking country boy from Texas is an unexpected problem for the Obama campaign. Now they must switch gears from campaigning against a republican, whom southerners feel is not too different from Obama, to campaigning against a populist candidate, a man of the people, a country boy who is plain spoken like so many of the American people. It will be a challenge.
The Obama campaign and the Mainstream Media are, once again, underestimating the GOP candidate they have already judged as dumb. I think they have made a massive mistake that may cost them the White House – and I couldn’t be happier about that.
J. D. Longstreet