It was pretty much a foregone conclusion by this point, but Herman Cain made it official today: he’s running for president in 2012. We don’t need another RINO to represent Republicans in 2012, and that’s what the establishment wants to shove down our throats. We need a solid conservative who understands the principles that made America great, and is unshakably loyal to those values–a man like Herman Cain.
Once upon a time, the American people possessed the virtues of discipline, determination and discernment. Back then, we lived within our means and understood the importance of delayed gratification. But, times have changed. These days, our “Me, Myself, and I” culture insists on instant gratification and has been all too willing to mortgage the future of our children and grandchildren in order to have it all now. There’ll be no fixing this without significant discomfort on everyone’s part. The sooner we accept that, the sooner we can get to work fixing this problem.
As House Speaker, Newt Gingrich helped lead welfare reform in 1996. He dubbed the then new Republican majority in congress the “Republican Revolution” and Newt then sounded like a genuine warrior for change. But what has happed to that change warrior of the nineties? Republican Newt Gingrich of 2011 sounds like Democrat Tom Daschle of 1996 as he calls the reforms of Medicare proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., “radical” and “right wing social engineering.”