The Republican Party continues its search for the ideal presidential candidate for the 2012 election. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had impressed many with his no-nonsense, straight-talking demeanor. But this week he said “now is not my time”. He is still a young man and could run in the future.
A U-S-A Today editorial said “Had Christie opted for the spotlight, the vetting process would have quickly turned attention to his temper, his weight, and his relatively liberal positions on gun control and climate change”.
At this point it appears that Mitt Romney is the front-runner, with Texas Governor Rick Perry fading … and the field still wide open. Talk radio loves Herman Cain, at least partially because of his successful business background. Although hands-on business knowledge could be a “plus”, Americans are actually looking for leadership, in my opinion. Despite many Republicans’ resistance to any compromise of political philosophy, I believe we need a consensus builder and – as always – some one with a clear, practical vision for America’s future.
Our thought for today is from William Arthur Wood:
“Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.”