Santorum’s Literary Knowledge

Perhaps, I am too easily impressed. Perhaps, I am sucker for things that have nerd-culture references. Maybe I’m just too emphatic.

But you know what?

It just gives me literary English-major pleasure when some one quotes one of my favorite authors. To make it even unfathomably better: this particular author shares my birthday

Oh so beautiful, my lovely Santorum.

“As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else,” Santorum said. “It’s being drawn to Iraq and it’s not being drawn to the U.S.,” he continued. “You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don’t want the Eye to come back here to the United States.”

Look beyond the cultural and political references. I understand that’s what we’re drawn to first here on the liberal internet. -cough- Step back with me.

Look at this metaphor.

Look at this analogy.

Look.

I don’t know who or what the “eye” is, and yet I can understand the grave threat posed by the analogy as perceived by Santorum. Using literature to parallel politics is every English-majors dream. Or rather, it is the dream perceived by those that prefer Marxist, Cultural, Reader Response, or New Historicism styles of critiquing.

So even if you hate what Santorum stands for on the political level, at least appreciate the beauty that is literary reference. Smile, shake you head in agreement. And then go back to being disagreeing again.

 

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will he be the very best?: Herman Cain Quotes Pokemon! (:

While many others out there would bash on Herman Cain, I’ve decided to make light of the situation. Herman Cain Quotes Pokemon

I have written a wonderful rendition of the good old Pokemon Theme we all know and love. Only this time, it has a little bit of a Republican twist. Enjoy the parody of The Pokemon Theme: Herman Cain styled!!! (ps: you’ll have to sing along with the full “Pokemon Theme song” found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuYeHPFR3f0   of course.)

HERMAN CAIN THEME

He wants to be the very best,
like no one ever was!
to change America is his test
a President with a cause

Herman Cain!

He will travel across the land
searching far and wide.
his candidacy you understand
has a power from inside.

Herman Cain, it’s you and me
for a Republican Presidency
Herman Cain, our hands we’ll extend
to make an America we commend.

GOP, let our hearts be true!
Show him the courage to pull him through
You’ll support him and he’ll stand for you
Herman Cain!

Every challenge along the way
with gumption he will face
He will battle everyday
to claim his rightful place.

Come with him, the time is right!
We have a nation to redeem
Arm in Arm, we’ll win this fight;
It’s always been our dream.

Gotta vote him in, Gotta vote him in,
HERMAN CAIN!

what did I tell you? political forecasting for Rick Perry and Herman Cain is spot on!

Remember this post about two months ago? https://laurynash.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/gopdebate/ It was the one involving who we really needed to watch out for in the coming election, regarding the GOP canidates.

Maybe you don’t remember it.

But it’s okay. and here’s why.

According to the Washinton Post, Rick Perry is slipping behind Herman Cain in the polls. Not one of the individuals, I brought up. BOTH the individual potential presidential candidates I have suggested are now climbing to the top of the political sector on the Republican side.

And how can that be?

First, let’s look at Herman Cain. Herman Cain is a first-class business man. He takes his corporate experience and directly applies to the nation in the form of hard-cut problem solving. He isn’t afraid to be honest when it comes to his lack of knowledge in political affairs. He also has a strong voice that can rile a crowd like a baptist preacher. For a candidate who has four staffers in the state of Iowa, almost unheard of in today’s political campaign, his potential to gain the GOP nomination is outstanding. Hehas a strong chance of winning over the votes of many Republicans. 

Now, what happened to Perry?

Though many sources claim his ratings are slipping, we see that overall support for Rick Perry has yet to dramatically decline in his disfavor. However, with the rise of Herman Cain in the polls. Perry better watch out. While at first his popularity seemed secure, Cain has tackled issues Perry didn’t want brought to light. And it appears that there may not be a coalition between them. Nevertheless, if Herman Cain doesn’t win the GOP nomination, Perry better choose Cain as his vice presidential nominee.

A political innovator and revolutionary in Texas. Rick Perry had support of many Texans for his economic power-housing and overall Texas first mindset. However, that same campaign tactics won’t work on the national level. Perry knows that he has to appeal to the mass Republican base as well as appear to compromising to independents. Can he do this?

Only time will tell.

Perry and Cain on CNN

which one will take the lead from the media-favored Romney?

The only statistics we have so far are this:

A recent poll collected by the Washington Post published on Oct. 3rd, 2011 states that 3 out of 4 groups of voters (all adults, democrats, independents, and republicans) see a Republican candidate winning next year’s election.

So, maybe this should be for Obama to watch out.

Watch out for Rick Perry and Herman Cain. Because even though the polls show Perry as slipping, Mitt Romney also continues to decline. And Herman Cain. Well, as I said before:

“Republicans…need a humble, respectful, and dedicated leader that knows both the economic and international sector well enough to run our nation home and abroad.” 

Will Herman Cain become this leader? Or will Rick Perry regain the ground lost to Cain? Romney is still the level-headed, media favorite. But no longer is he a “shoe in” for presidency. Republicans are finding they have choices. They have strong leaders. They will have their vote.

And maybe, just maybe,

They’ll take the election.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2012-gop-nomination-perrys-star-fades-as-cains-rises/2011/10/03/gIQAI91PJL_graphic.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rick-perry-slips-herman-cain-rises-in-bid-for-gop-nomination-poll-finds/2011/10/03/gIQASiJiJL_story.html

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/08/surging-in-polls-cain-takes-aim-at-sagging-perry/

Frontrunner or Media’s favorite?: Romney and the GOP Presidential Debate

I don’t know about you or your political opinion, but I’d like to think I know mine and the general consensus of those I have the pleasure of spending time with.

Who in their right mind puts Mitt Romney as the forerunner for the GOP Presidential Candidate for 2012?! 

According to BBC News, Romney “leads the pack in polling and fundraising” (all sources linked to at the bottom of the article). But why? Mitt Romney’s history has leaned further and further “moderate” and “politically correct” than any of the current presidential candidates. Which includes Mr. Huntsman and his resume of being political ambassador to China.

Romney

favorite to the media or to die-hard republicans?

Although Romney leads in the polls with 17%, his gains and rhetoric are wanning on the election front. The democrats would love him to run against Obama. Why? Not enough clash. His appeal with college undergraduates is expected. Undergraduates want to be taken care of on two fronts–health and education. Two major issues led by democrats in the form of educational stimulus packages and health care extensions. Both of which Romney appears to fully support. It’s no wonder why college graduates (once they get into paying jobs and salaries of their own) tend to lose favor with the man they respected before!

At this crucial time, republicans need a candidate that can hold their own in and out of office. A face that Americans can rely on overseas and domestically.

In general, republicans seem to have the tendency to select candidates that cannot clash with the democratic party base–stretching their issues too thin and refusing to focus on their core goals. Why choose a candidate who speaks like a president but never acts like one?

Romney leads the polls because he can keep his head level in a debate and can toss his “experience” around like a first-place medal. But will it be enough to sway the 22% of republican voters that haven’t made a decision yet? I don’t think so.

There are two people we need to watch out for: Rick Perry and Herman Cain.

Rick Perry

pointing at the future or harping on the past?

Rick Perry is about to make things “very clear” to the minds of republicans and with his track record, I’m sure it’s going to be a clear challenge to all the potential candidates what he brings to the table. He has a high record of fiscal conservatism, job creation, not to mention the growth of Texas’s economy due to the lack of state income tax. Talk about speaking to the economy first mindset! If Texas seceded, they’d have the world’s 13th largest economy. Maybe only for a week, but they’d have it AND the support of other nations. Because, really, when has an economic sanction against any nation from the U.S. ever worked?  In addition, his years in an executive governmental office have him way ahead of the game.

However, what’s so special about Hermain Cain?

Hermain Cain former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza really created a stir among republicans last night, so much so that some sources cite him third in line behind Romney and Bachman. Great! Cain knows how and why the economy works the way it does. Of course, he’s definitely not well known. Cain has never been in politics.  Which in my opinion, makes him one to watch closely.

Herman Cain

will economic experience win over political contenders?

He has direct rhetoric and unfailing ground on the economic issues. He states debate as problems and goals that need to be worked on or achieved. His language is simple, sincere, and genuine. His ability to take an issue like the border and define it into four distinct areas of analysis is something many candidates still lack. Also, his ability to recognize his own faults and growth from those faults (such as his previous lack of knowledge on the mideast) shows adaptability. His acknowledgment towards his advisors and staff in hot bed issues show his willingness to incorporate many opinions and directions before making a decision. Honestly, why isn’t further along in this race, I’ll never know!

Republicans need more than a president who will bash the other party, throw insults at the opposing members of their own party, and refuse to compromise. They need a humble, respectful, and dedicated leader that knows both the economic and international sector well enough to run our nation home and abroad.

Who is that strong, contrasting candidate? Who knows? But they have to get the entire American working (and non working) class. On a premise that speaks to a nation at its heart and wallet, regardless of party.

And Sarah Palin? Well, I guess we just have to wait and see if anything happens.

 

referenced sources:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14499365
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/11/republican-candidates-come-out-swinging-at-obama-in-iowa-debate/
http://www.gallup.com/poll/147806/romney-palin-lead-reduced-gop-field-2012.aspx
http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/05/16/carroll.romney.health.care/index.html
http://www.rickperry.org/issues/economic-development
http://myfivebest.com/what-if-texas-succeeded-in-seceding-from-the-u-s/
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20060284-503544.html
http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/herman-cain-proving-to-1008175.html