Topic category: Elections - Politics, Polling, etc.
Why Wendy Long Should Keynote the Republican Convention
If only men had voted, John McCain would be President.
Barack Obama won because he carried the vote of women even bigger than McCain carried the vote of men.
Of course Team Obama is hoping to win again by charging that there's a Republican War on Women.
That's a false charge, but denying it is not enough.
Showing that it is false is needed.
It's not likely that Mitt Romney will pick a female running mate, so he better pick a female to keynote the Republican Convention and give the lie to that charge.
In 2004 John Kerry picked then Illinois state senator and United States Senate hopeful Obama to keynote the Democrat National Convention and Obama made the most of his opportunity.
Kerry lost in 2004, but he won the black vote overwhelmingly and Obama won four years later.
Romney needs an articulate Reagan Republican lady to keynote, g preferably a mother and wife running for the United States Senate for her children's sake.
Wendy Long, the Republican-Conservative United States Senate candidate in New York this year, would be an ideal choice.
Chris Christie would give a fine speech, but he's not a woman.
At her campaign website (www.wendylongfornewyork.com), Long explained why she's now running for the United States Senate.
"Kirsten Gillibrand has said she wants to see more women in politics.
"I say, 'Let's give her what she is asking for.'
"New York and America face a momentous election in 2012.
"It is time for choosing between two radically different paths and there is nothing routine in the decisions that we are called to make. If we can be sure of anything, it's that the immense challenges facing our state and our country will not be overcome by the same people in the same offices casting the same votes for the same failed policies.
"Men and women of good faith in every party want to see a new way of doing business in Washington. That is what I intend to offer in this campaign and that is what I will deliver as the next United States Senator from the State of New York."
"What really propelled me into this race is love: love for my children, our state, our country, and our written Constitution, which I believe is our greatest export to the rest of the world.
"There is nothing wrong with America, or New York, or the rich, or the poor, or our children, or our senior citizens. Something is very wrong with the elected officials like Barack Obama and Kirsten Gillibrand who wield power over them."
"The main purpose and idea of my campaign is not original. I can't claim authorship. An inspired group of New Yorkers and other Americans came up with the idea, about 225 years ago.
"It's called limited self-government, of the people, by the people, and for the people.
"No one in this country is above the law, and no one is beneath it. The law is what protects the weak from the strong, affirms the dignity of every person, and overlooks no one in its demand of equal justice.
"The principles and ideals of the American Constitution and Declaration of Independence are what give us hope for a future that is bright for businesses large and small, for jobs and free enterprise and private property in New York, for safety for our families, and for individual freedom.
"More than anything else, our Constitution and its principles are what unite us, and always have.
"I won't go to Washington looking for enemies, but I won't go there fearing anyone either. With all the troubles our country faces, we can no longer take time for granted. I know I am not the only one who sees this nation at a turning point-where things could get much worse or much better-depending on the choices we make in this election.
"President Ronald Reagan, who carried New York two times, reminded us that 'government cannot be clergyman, teacher and parent. It is our servant, beholden to us.' This is the spirit of my campaign - and I will ask the support of every man and woman in our state who believes in the limits of government and the possibilities of freedom.
"This is the right path. And it is the only path can lead us to victory on the sixth of November.
In 2008 Obama called for fundamental transformation.
He was wrong.
He described himself as audacious and hopeful.
He was arrogant, inexperienced and unappreciative.
The greatest country in the history of the world did not need fundamental transformation.
Due to Obama, America now needs restoration.
For Romney to receive the opportunity to effect that restoration, he needs to demonstrate that the Republican War on Women is a lie and having man after man say so won't suffice.
Wendy Long as keynoter would be smart politics, not just nice.
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
Gaynor's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.