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After watching the debate last night, I was actually considering voting for Mitt Romney over Ricky Perry if it came down to the two of them. I was thinking about how polished and practiced Romney came off during the debate. I was thinking about how unpolished Perry came across. I was thinking how unpolitically savvy my man, Herman Cain looked.

I was thinking Cain doesn't have a chance, who am I kidding? I was thinking of all of his mistakes and how he simply doesn't know how Washington works and how difficult it would be for him to actually get anything of value done.

I was thinking that while Romney would probably do things that make me sick and would keep us moving further and further down the rabbit hole to socialism, at least he would slow the ride.

I was thinking that Perry is going to say something stupid that will be twisted to sound bigoted even if it is anything but.

I was thinking that Cain needs to answer the question on what happens to his 9/9/9 plan when the next President, Hillary Clinton gets in office.

But today, somewhere along the way, after a most memorable day that has knocked me on my feet and made me start thinking about what's really important in life, that sweet siren song of slick politicians has lost it's shimmer and sheen. Today I know that the only right thing to do is to support the candidate that truly represents my values, my beliefs, my principles, no matter how unpolitically slick he is.

I think those of us who follow politics on a regular basis have a tendency to expect super-human actions from our political leaders. I think some of us build up our guy or gal so much that when they fall short, we naturally feel let-down and hopeless.

I think we need to stop expecting someone whom we admire precisely because he is not a politician to be a political guru. I think we need to remember that everyone learns along the way and most folks don't really look presidential until after they become president. Not that I'm saying they all reach that ring on the ladder, obviously.

I think I'm going to stick by my man and just keep praying that he gets better and better and adjusts along the way if needed.

Who knows, I might end up voting for the one I like the least if the pundits are correct and he ends up winning it. But at this moment, I'm hoping like crazy I won't have to cross that bridge. I just heard a report on Fox's Special Report where a new poll that was taken before the debate is showing Cain has passed Romney to take the lead with 27%. Of course, Krauthammer had to make his usual little snide remark but maybe in the end he will have to eat his snide remarks, hopefully.

I may end up being out in the cold, but by George it won't be because I didn't go for the Bold!

Elusively yours,
ilja
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Ilja, I'm going to stick by our man right next to you. He may not have political experience, but in a way he does. Working for a large corporation like Pepsi (who owned Burger King when Herman turned the Philadelphia market around) involves politics perhaps on even a tougher plane that DC. Being a conservative Republican black man had to toughen him up considerably. He beat cancer, how tough is that? And I'll bet he already has his cabinet picked out and waiting in the wings. I'd love to see Newt as his VP

Thanks for writing this fine blog, after reading it I am once again filled with a passion to see the Herminator move into the White House. You have captured the essence of what will have him #1 in the next round of polls.
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east dallasite, on 12 October 2011 - 08:09 PM, said:

Ilja, I'm going to stick by our man right next to you. He may not have political experience, but in a way he does. Working for a large corporation like Pepsi (who owned Burger King when Herman turned the Philadelphia market around) involves politics perhaps on even a tougher plane that DC. Being a conservative Republican black man had to toughen him up considerably. He beat cancer, how tough is that? And I'll bet he already has his cabinet picked out and waiting in the wings. I'd love to see Newt as his VPThanks for writing this fine blog, after reading it I am once again filled with a passion to see the Herminator move into the White House. You have captured the essence of what will have him #1 in the next round of polls.


Thank you for reading it and for your response. I'm glad to know there are others on the Cain Train with me. While I know it's going to be a bumpy ride and has definitely been a challenge since the beginning, I just know we are going to pull into the right depot at the end.

:blush: I know, I know, I'm corny as they come.
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Great blog, ilja!

Good reminder to remain hopeful we'll get the right person for the job this time around. Right now I'm going to just sit back and enjoy the fun of it all. Besides, isn't great to see all these conservatives on tv? You can't beat it. Plus, it brings my dear ex out of the woodwork. :)
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MrStain, on 12 October 2011 - 09:33 PM, said:

Great blog, ilja! Good reminder to remain hopeful we'll get the right person for the job this time around. Right now I'm going to just sit back and enjoy the fun of it all. Besides, isn't great to see all these conservatives on tv? You can't beat it. Plus, it brings my dear ex out of the woodwork. :)

Thank you. :)

Yeah, I was thrilled to see her posts today. It's funny how boring it is around here when she's gone. Passion is so much more fun to read than humdrum.

As for TV, I can hardly watch it like I did in the past. I guess I just get tired of hearing everyone say it's all over but the cake. Unless of course, you are talking about the debates but even they make me nervous. I guess everything makes me nervous, anymore. :lol:
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ilja, on 12 October 2011 - 09:45 PM, said:

MrStain, on 12 October 2011 - 09:33 PM, said:

Great blog, ilja! Good reminder to remain hopeful we'll get the right person for the job this time around. Right now I'm going to just sit back and enjoy the fun of it all. Besides, isn't great to see all these conservatives on tv? You can't beat it. Plus, it brings my dear ex out of the woodwork. :)
Thank you. :)Yeah, I was thrilled to see her posts today. It's funny how boring it is around here when she's gone. Passion is so much more fun to read than humdrum. As for TV, I can hardly watch it like I did in the past. I guess I just get tired of hearing everyone say it's all over but the cake. Unless of course, you are talking about the debates but even they make me nervous. I guess everything makes me nervous, anymore. :lol:

Too funny. Ex will be happy to know she has been missed. I for one was pleased to read a few of her comments today -- and I'm not just sucking up. She was on fire!

Yeah, my tv comment was about the debates which I've really enjoyed. They are getting me interested in politics again after a few years of trying to forget all about '08. I'm finally wanting to get back on the political horse again. Giddy up!
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I'm done with Perry, too. He's pretty much what W was pretending to be but for real. Romney is that bad boy project girls always go for because they think he'll change just for them.

Newt is clearly the smartest guy in the room if you go for that kind of thing. Santorum is acceptable I guess just to me. Ron Paul is Ron Paul.

I wish we could take Santorum's heart and Ron Paul's brain and put them in Newt's gorgeous body. then we'd have a winner.

What?
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Mr. Naron, on 13 October 2011 - 12:05 AM, said:

I'm done with Perry, too. He's pretty much what W was pretending to be but for real. Romney is that bad boy project girls always go for because they think he'll change just for them.Newt is clearly the smartest guy in the room if you go for that kind of thing. Santorum is acceptable I guess just to me. Ron Paul is Ron Paul.I wish we could take Santorum's heart and Ron Paul's brain and put them in Newt's gorgeous body. then we'd have a winner.What?

While I'm finally starting to understand why so many people fell so hard for Newt, I do believe you need to go see your optometrist, post haste. :giggle:
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A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they had better jump, and then he bailed out.

Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed one and said "I'm a doctor, I save lives, so I must live," and jumped out.

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