LEE’S SUMMIT, JANUARY 31, 2012 – The Florida polls closed and as is often the case the Networks and their statisticians and pollsters were able to call the race rather quickly.   The election with 80% of the precincts reporting has results at:

Candidate Votes Percent
Mitt Romney



Newt Gingrich



Rick Santorum



Ron Paul







The main focus of the campaign has to be finding the best candidate for the Republican Party to run against President Obama.  Politics has its own price – negatives have to be brought to light and tested.  The fact that Romney and Gingrich have a very visible dispute over who is conservative and who is moderate is a dispute that will be brought to light again in the general election.

The Tea Party has to make up its mind as to whom they will back.  Romney is the Governor who was also a capitalist investing in companies like Staples.  He has the experience of finding the middle ground; but to most of us he comes across as a true moderate leaning to the right.

Gingrich was Speaker of the House, a position truly a few heartbeats away from the Presidency.  He did not have to bring two houses together to move things; but if you look at his record you see that the congress lead by him had major successes that still had to pass the Senate and be signed by the President – though the Welfare reform took three trips to the President before he signed it.

Rick Santorum worked in the Senate and was part of the changes in Washington that brought about the first balanced budgets [with the Social Security gimmick] since Eisenhower.

Moderate Improvement - four sided wheel to a 6 sided wheel

Moderate Improvement Process

Both houses of Congress found compromise not by being moderate; but by finding common ground where they put AMERICA FIRST and partisanship was handled afterwards.  Each side did their best to claim the success and the value of a balanced budget.  Both sides tried to take credit for the Welfare reform. Both Parties tried to take the glory for the growth of the Economy.  But when you peel back the onion, you find strong core beliefs adhered too in bringing massive and successful change.

Too bad that the Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac problems were not understood and stopped back then.  Greed, not Capitalist greed by parochial greed by people like James Johnson of Fannie Mae for the glory of the power it gave him and his office – in what many believe was an attempt to reach the high post of Secretary of the Treasury – drove the start of the housing bubble.

The American dream is not a [moderate] dream.  No immigrant came to America saying “I want a moderate life, in a moderate country, where I can earn a moderate living, so I can pass on to my children a moderate world.”  We who came to America, came here to “hacer America” to achieve the American dream of wealth and unlimited potential based only on the sweat of our brow and the worth of our ideas.

Why would we elect a Moderate Republican, when this country needs fundamental change away from Socialist ideas and ideals, to Capitalist opportunities to truly achieve?

Why is it that so many talk about immigrants taking on hard labor for the low pay?  It is because immigrants realize that if we start at the bottom in America we CAN rise to the top.  All it takes is hard work, the courage to face failure in the face and say to it “today, I will not fail!”  But words are not enough; that’s when they put their shoulder to the stone and push with all their might, their intellect, and their unwillingness to give up.

America is great.  America allows you to succeed if you work hard.  America has forgotten that with great opportunity comes great peril.  People who don’t have the work ethic to get up, go to work, and give a full day’s work for a full day’s pay will fail.

It is time for all of us to do the hard work in these United States.  It is time for us to elect the person who will work the hardest, be the smartest, and fight for the American dream.

I have not made up my mind yet; but I will tell you this, I’m not voting for someone who promises me a Moderate recovery into a Moderate growth economy.

Respectfully Submitted,

The Lee’s Summit Conservative