Forgive me for not providing a link to the video clip I am about to describe. I have other matters that need my attention this morning, but this was important enough for me to throw up a quick post.
Last night I had a rerun of Friday’s FBN’s Freedom Watch on. The Judge had a major political consultant on. I wish I could remember his name, but I remember thinking the guy had chops & was sufficiently credentialed to be credible. In short, he impressed even me, who believes most of these guys are full of sh*t.
He predicted Herman Cain would be the nominee. He did this based a few smart criteria, but also on what I have been feeling my gut all along, and he cited it. Remarkably, it’s the very same gut-check criteria I heard an old Marine express to Bill Bennet on his radio show this morning: Herman’s a guy you can follow into battle.
Why? Because you know he won’t put you in harm’s way unless it’s real, and serious. This old Marine even mentioned his son, a young Marine, specifically, as an example of the precious cargo he would entrust to a Commander-in-Chief Herman! Got that? Worthy of the title of Commander-in-Chief. Think about what that means coming from an old Marine and father of a current Marine!
This, unlike the Poseur Commander-in-Chief Bam-Bam, who is bringing the troops home for Christmas as a political choice, not a military choice – because it sounds good, like a Hallmark card – even though the Generals on the ground are screaming that it’s lethal – the middle of the fighting season and with every troop gone, the troops remaining are grievously imperiled – “Who are you going to ask to be the last man to leave” to quote the perfumed gigilo the Democrats almost elected in 2004.
Remember the great scene in Jaws, when Quint is describing floating in the Pacific after delivering “the bomb, the Hiroshima bomb”? He said the scariest part wasn’t the event that threw him in the water, or even the hours he spent treading water watching his buddies get eaten alive by the circling sharks.
He made a point to say that the scariest part was the last few minutes, when the rescue ship was there, waiting for his turn.
That’s what Barack Obama is doing these poor guys in Iraq & Afghanistan by “rescuing” them while the sharks are circling in the middle of the fighting season.
So, while this political consultant’s prediction was made prior to Saturday night’s Commander-in-Chief debate, I doubt there was anything that happened there that would have changed his mind, for a reason I’ve stated before:
There’s nothing Herman lacks as a man of deep, abiding principles, that he can’t learn from a briefing book, versus Obama, for whom there aren’t enough briefing books in the world…