Happy Thanksgiving

In an era where the liberals don’t want us to say Happy Thanksgiving because some people have less to be thankful for, let’s all stand up and say Happy Thanksgiving

Americans live in the greatest nation in the history of the world, like it or not. There’s a lot to be thankful for, so at least for one day let’s focus on the positives


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Republican Candidates Debate 9/16/15

Here are some notes on the Republican candidates debates of 9/16/15…

I watched most of the 6PM debate. There were only four candidates, which made for a nice debate. Each person had plenty of time, and there was a lot of back and forth. I thought they all did well.

I watched all of the 8PM debate. Donald J Trump tried to make some snippy remarks at the expense of Rand Paul, but I thought they fell flat. Later, Trump actually talked about the serious issues and I think he did fine.

I don’t think anyone separated themselves from the pack in either a good or bad way. No one had a bad showing, and everyone did well. I think this debate muddies the waters. There’s a long way to go until the convention.

IF I had to pick a winner, I’d probably go with Carly Fiorina. I really didn’t think she had much of a chance going in, but I feel like she gained the most in the debate. I can’t be sure, but it sounded like she got a strong response from the women in the live audience. If anyone gets a boost from the debates, I suspect it will be Fiorina.

The next debate is going to be among Democrat candidates on CNN. That should be a softball-throwing fest if there ever was one.


Rick Perry Suspends His Campaign

We’d like to applaud Rick Perry for dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination. Although Perry seems like a decent person, he really had no chance to win among a fairly deep field of candidates.

Perry’s campaign had been unable to pay its staffers. He did not qualify for the primetime round of the upcoming CNN debate. Many voters were unable to forget Perry’s infamous “oops” moment during the 2008 campaign.

Sometimes the writing is on the proverbial wall.

People have different reasons for running for office, and winning an election isn’t always the foremost motivation.

Perry was the first to drop out but he won’t be the last. Let’s hope that some of the other fringe candidates have the courage, humility, and sense to drop out soon.