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Friday, September 30, 2011

Can Mitch Daniels Have The Answers?

First, Jon Stewart is not a journalist. He's a comedian. That said, his recent interview with Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is excellent, respectful and at times, funny. I was pleased that Stewart allowed Daniels to make his points without attack. There are two videos. Check out the to see them both, and I encourage my fellow Forumpians to watch them both.

This country is now faced with economic catastrophe. It doesn't matter, at this point, who started what or dwelling on how America got where we are. There is plenty of blame to go around, dating back to FDR and beyond. It is important, in my opinion to make a change in the White House to avoid a deepening of the threat.

My opinion is that Daniels is correct on the path toward bringing America back from the brink. He – and if not him, his ideas – may be the Republicans' last, best hope to stop the Obama Train before it derails and takes America with it.


taco said...

Ron Paul!

Bob Newland said...

Change is necessary. On that we agree. I am skeptical, however, that a change in presidents will make much difference. We have changed the president's titular party seven times since 1959, in roughly similar cycles. Each of these presidents' administration has presided over restrictions in individual liberty and over a worsening of the conditions necessary for sensible, market-based economic growth.

The president is a flag-waving hand waver, I am afraid. Someone else (a group of someone elses) wields the real power, and it's all about control over our every decision.