Jan 262012
 
The Best Non-Romney Is Actually . . . Mitt Romney

I was going to write about the fickleness of conservatives.  Fickleness seemed an apt description.  In this primary season, conservatives swooned first over Michelle Bachmann.  Then Herman Cain.  Rick Perry was king of the prom for a dance or two.  Then Newt Gingrich wooed conservative hearts . . . until he attacked free enterprise, which wasn’t too smart because conservatives like free enterprise.  Rick Santorum, of course, turned heads in [more . . . ]

Jan 092012
 

In 1988, then President Reagan addressed the Future Farmers of America and famously said, There seems to be an increasing awareness of something we Americans have known for some time: that the 10 most dangerous words in the English language are, ‘Hi, I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.”’ As the below video demonstrates, Reagan’s words apply more than ever. Best of luck to the Sacketts as SCOTUS [more . . . ]

Jan 082012
 

I like Mitt Romney.  I supported him for the Republican nomination in 2008, and I support him now (and I have since the primaries began and the candidates were determined).  I’m not looking for a Messiah in a presidential candidate, I’m looking for the best candidate, closest to my views, who can win.  I believe that Mitt is well-suited to satisfy that criteria.  But Mitt’s got a conspicuous problem.  He [more . . . ]

Jan 042012
 

Rick Santorum is a good man.  He ran a great campaign in Iowa and, although at the time of this writing the winner is yet to be determined, Santorum succeeded when it mattered by coming in first or second (probably second according to Karl Rove on Fox News…by 14 votes [Update: official, Romney wins by 8 votes][Latest Update: Santorum declared winner by 34 votes).  On a side note, Santorum’s success [more . . . ]

Jan 032012
 

Recently, the Iranian Navy conducted “exercises” in the Gulf and declared to the world that if other countries imposed sanctions on Iran’s crude oil exports, it may close the Strait of Hormuz.  Approximately 35%  of all seaborne traded oil is shipped via the Strait of Hormuz (20% of the world’s total oil).  In response to Iran’s wargames, the U.S. sent an aircraft carrier through the Strait of Hormuz.  Upon our [more . . . ]

Jan 022012
 

. . . and happy new year! Yesterday’s Los Angeles Times features a cover story decrying money in politics.  While the article’s authors specifically address and negatively portray “Super PACs,” their underlying premises are that: (1) large financial contributions on behalf of political campaigns by individuals and groups corrupts the political process; and (2) voters are unable to think for themselves.  For the following reasons, neither premise holds true. Super [more . . . ]

A Case For Romney

 Posted by at 4:35 pm
Dec 302011
 

I am voting for Romney. There, I said it.  Unfortunately,  I don’t get to vote in the primary until June because I live in California, one of the few states where Obama is above water. I supported Romney in 2008 because he was the most conservative candidate who had a reasonable chance of getting elected.  That is my basic guideline.  OK, I stole it off of Bill Buckley but I [more . . . ]

By Way of (General) Introduction

 Posted by at 10:48 am
Dec 252011
 

Hello and welcome to Wake Up Winston! Since today is both Christmas and Hanukkah, it is a time of miracles and therefore a great time to start something new . . . like a blog.  Given the nature of the day, I’ll preface this blog’s introduction by wishing you all a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a happy, healthy, successful, and prosperous New Year! The primary purpose of Wake [more . . . ]

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