Why there is no strong majority support for any GOP candidate
Aside from the Kool-Aid drinking Romneybots and Ron Paul clones who comprise about 3 in 10 voters combined (about 20% for Romney and 10% for Paul) depending on the poll, the other 7 in 10 voters have shown now strong and consistent preference for any of the other candidates.
What explains this tepid and highly fractured support?
As a guy who has spent the last two decades in sales and sales management in the ultra competitive high tech software and medical device industries…I can tell you that the customer (the voters) ain’t buyin what the candidates are tryin to sell them.
None of the GOP presidential candidates have come anywhere near closing the deal not only with Iowans in the first in the nation caucus state but with voters nationally.
Why you ask?
The candidates are talking but they aren’t clearly articulating what the majority of voters want to hear. And the heart and soul of the GOP, especially in the primaries, are evangelical Christians and Catholics “values voters.” Some of the candidates have come close to speaking their language but not enough to gain their confidence, trust and energetic, committed support.
Here are 5 major points I have not heard one of the candidates clearly make that I believe would resonate strongly with the largely unenthusiastic conservative Christian base who are starving for moral clarity and consistency.
1. The primary duty of civil government is to protect the inalienable right to life. None of our other rights can be secure if the right to life for every person is not secure from the very beginning of life (at fertilization) until natural death. As president I will enforce the 14th amendment to the Constitution as I am bound by my solemn oath to do which guarantees that no state shall deprive any person of life without due process of law and equal protection under the laws. As president I will protect and defend the God given right to life wherever and whenever individual states are alienating the inalienable right to life. The time to end the silent genocide (55 million pre-born babies who have been murdered in the past 40 years) is now! We can’t wait any longer. And as president, I won’t!
Our fathers, recognizing God as the author of human life, proclaimed it a ‘self evident truth’ that every human being holds from the Creator an inalienable right to live … If this right be denied, no other can be acknowledged. If there be exceptions to this central, this universal proposition, that all men, without respect to complexion or condition, hold from the Creator the right to live, who shall determine what portion of the community shall be slain? And who shall perpetrate the murders?”
~ Joshua R. Giddings, 1858, in reference to the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
2. Our Founding National Charter, the Declaration, states explicitly that our rights come from God and that governments are instituted among men to protect those God given rights. As president I will veto any laws contrary to God’s Divinely Revealed Law since any law contrary to God’s Law is no law at all.
3. The Supreme Court is the weakest of the 3 branches of government by design wielding “neither the power of the sword nor the purse.” No judge possesses the authority to rule by judicial fiat that it is ok to murder babies, that homosexuality or bestiality that God says is an abomination is “legal,” to change God’s definition of marriage which He Himself created, or that the government has the right to steal from its citizens. I will respect the court’s administrative opinions when they are in accordance with the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God” but will ignore any court opinion contrary to it and call for the removal of any judges who issue any of these illegal and anti-Constitutional opinions.
4. As president, I promise to repeal Obamacare not just because it is an economically inefficient socialist rationing scheme (which it is). I promise to repeal Obamacare because government doesn’t possess the authority to force any citizen to purchase any good or service. Obamacare is bad because it is morally wrong. It’s unconstitutional because it is contrary to the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.”
5. As president I will veto any and all unconstitutional spending and propose a 10% flat tax for every American as well as a 0% capital gains and 0% corporate income tax. No American should pay more to the government than they tithe at church. And everybody knows that businesses don’t pay taxes. They merely pass them on to the consumer in higher prices. The way to grow our economy is simple. We need to drastically cut spending (non-discretionary and discretionary) and drastically reduce the amount government collects from individual workers and businesses (large and small) to make America more competitive globally. (But none of this will matter if we continue to permit the murder of 4,000 pre-born babies a day!)