Election reminder of earlier comment
For some reason, Nov. 7 seems eerily familiar to the film “Groundhog Day.” I am reminded of my letter to the editor of Feb. 5.
I wrote then that “on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, I was reminded of a letter I wrote to the opinion section of the Yuma Sun that appeared in Nov. 25, 2008 titled ‘GOP needs to go back to principles.’ That was not long after the John McCain defeat.
“One of the local party officials chastised me in a Free Republic post (anonymous of course) for not seeking a precinct committee position and attempting to change the status quo. Sorry, but the Republican establishment types (old guard Republicans) have a knack for destroying anything conservative. It threatens their comfort zone with respect to their status. They had disdain for Reagan. They still do.
“Now we have a recycled McCain in Mitt Romney. The Bain Capital investment group (a hedge fund) and Romney Care in Massachusetts will be front and center if Mitt is the Republican nominee. The Obama administration savors the opportunity to compete against a candidate who carries such baggage.”
It is funny how past ramblings have an eventual “coming to fruition” when they are spoken with absolute clarity. This was a train wreck waiting to happen. Had a credible candidate been championed from the outset, this would have been a slam-dunk considering the state of our economic condition, the unemployment and under-employed numbers and our miserable economy.
Look for 8 percent unemployment to creep back up again in 2013. I guess you get what you vote for. What a wasted opportunity. The American people owe a heartfelt apology to their children and grandchildren.
Four years from now, if we are still a viable Republic and not bankrupt like Greece, I would hope that Marco Rubio and Susana Martinez are the front-runners for the Republican ticket.
They are leaders with vision, principles and a love for this country. They are the “real deal.”
Absent this hope, it is clearly evident that we are a nation and a culture in decline.