The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

We need a strong man as our next president to lead our country out of its current mess. We don’t need someone to talk about poverty, the minimum wage, or social security, although all those issues need to be part of his vocabulary and his agenda. We need someone to talk to us about Iraq and how we are going to get the hell out of there. We need someone like Ronald Reagan, not for his conservatism, but for his toughness. That’s why I think Jim Webb may be needed and why could be elected president in 2008 – he is tough and he is aggressive. Although he was a huge underdog, he defeated Senator Allen of Virginia. He is a winner. Of course Webb has not said anything about running for president, but with the media the way it is these days, it doesn’t take much to make someone a viable candidate overnight. Just look at Barack Obama who has gone from obscurity to prominence in virtually no time at all. I think Jim Webb could excite the imagination of the country and win, if only he would run. Otherwise we are faced with another lackluster election in which we debate for the umpteenth time how we want to fix social security or the health care system, while our national soul is being slowly killed by the war in Iraq. We need someone to talk tough, act tough, and be tough. Maybe someone will step up who can fill those shoes. Or maybe Jim Webb will put on his combat boots, ramp up the excitement, and join the fight for 2008. Who knows?


Listen to my song, Get the Hell out of Iraq. (See lyrics here.)


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  • At 10:10 PM, Blogger Catzmaw said…

    Loved your song. As for Webb for President, my jealous Virginia self wants to keep him all to ourselves as Senator for the next few years. He'd be a longshot in a national election, but the thought is tantalizing. However, at this point I think he'll be far more effective as the most kick-ass Senator of the new century, probably for the rest of the century.

     
  • At 9:48 AM, Blogger Ed Bremson said…

    One major reason I consider Jim Webb: he is already (a young) 60. Sometimes circumstances and a particular man all converge at the same time. I consider that we have the circumstances and we have the man in Jim Webb. When will his time be past? Other men could fill that position. Wesley Clark, if his public persona were more dynamic, could do it. He's certainly qualified. John Edwards, if he came across as tougher and less intellectual -- more visceral -- might do it. The nation wants a leader to lead. Al Gore might do it if more people took him seriously. I just think the time is right for a no nonsense man like Jim Webb, but hey, that's just my opinion.

     

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