Commentaries, Global Warming, Opinions   Cover   •   Commentary   •   Books & Reviews   •   Climate Change   •   Site Links   •   Feedback
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
WEBCommentary Contributor
Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  January 21, 2008
Print article - Printer friendly version

Email article link to friend(s) - Email a link to this article to friends

Facebook - Facebook

Topic category:  Other/General

Mitt's The One, and Why

Mitt knows how to deal with problems better than his Republican (or Democrat) rivals and presidents should be elected to serve America best, not to commiserate with them over being tortured by Communists (like McCain) or embarrassed by an unfaithful spouse and a Monica Lewinsky (like Hillary).

Mitt Romney won a majority of the votes cast in Nevada, about four times as many as his nearest rival got. His nearest rival was Congressman Ron Paul, not Senator John McCain.

As usual, the media is downplaying Mitt's accomplishment, allowing his rivals to pick and choose.

Instead of Mitt's Nevada triumph, the media is trumpeting a McCain three-point win over former Governor Mike Huckabee in South Carolina.

But Senator McCain got only a third of the South Carolina votes in the Republican primary!

Who has the most Republican votes to date?

Mitt.

Who has won more states than any other Republican to date?

Mitt.

Who has seriously contested each state to date?

Mitt.

Who has the most Republican delegates to date?

Mitt.

So who's the frontrunner?

The media says if there's one, it's...McCain.

That's...insane.

Reality is that the liberal media want as liberal a Republican presidential candidate as possible.

First, the media backed the pro-abortion cross-dresser from New York, Rudy Giuliani, and made him the big favorite.

But when Republicans across the country learned about Rudy's leftist views on social issues, they realized that trusting him with the Presidency would be a bigger mistake than each of his first two wives made in trusting him to keep his sacred marital vows when he married them. Rudy's relationship with his children and Bernie Kerik do not inspire confidence.

The media then trumpeted the Huckster. The Arkansan know as "Glass Jaw" among folks at the Democrat National Committee.

Hillary is on her way to the finals and salivating at the thought of running against Huck, but not even Hillary will have that much good luck.

Republicans are too smart for that.

Besides, as Ann Coulter reported, the Huckster's son "hanged a dog at summer camp." That might help with diehard Mike Vick fans, but the contrast with Mitt's five sons is stark.)

Now the media is saying McCain's the frontrunner, if there is one.

But McCain did not win, place or show in Iowa; did not win a single delegate in Wyoming; hung on to win by 5 points in New Hampshire, thanks to the votes of non-Republicans in the New Hampshire Republican primary (Mitt won among Republicans, even against the so-called "President of New Hampshire"); lost the Michigan primary to Mitt by 9%, even though he had won there in 2000 and had been trumpeted to be the beneficiary of a New Hampshire bump; came in third in Nevada, behind Congressman Paul; and squeaked through in South Carolina, probably because Mitt focused on the more delegate-rich Nevada in the days between the Michigan and South Carolina primaries.

The media is working hard to give McCain a big bounce in Florida (which should be the much deserved coup de grace for Rudy).

But the choice for the Republican nomination is between Mitt and McCain and, as Mike Huckabee's hit man, Chuck Norris, just explained, he's worried that Senator McCain, who would be 72 on Inauguration Day 2009, is too old for the job.

Senator McCain snarled at a concerned young man who raised the age issue at one of the Senator's town hall meetings, demonstrating both sensitivity to the issue, insewnsitivity to the concerns of the young and unpresidential temperament.

The Chuckster doesn't see through the Huckster, but he knows an old man when he sees one and he appreciates that these days the Presidency is far too demanding for the septuagenarian Senator.

Debra Saunders railed against sensible criticism of Senator John McCain, especially that he's too old for the Presidency:

"Rush Limbaugh launches daily rants against John McCain. Fellow conservative radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham dismissed the Arizona senator Wednesday as 'the Democrats' favorite Republican.' Hugh Hewitt blogged on Townhall.com that a vote for McCain 'is a vote for an old warrior way past his prime and the prospect of three debates against Barack Obama in which the age and energy gap goes unremarked upon while devastatingly obvious.'

"A washed-up old warrior? John McCain deserves more respect for risking his life in Vietnam and enduring five years in a Vietnamese POW camp, as he refused his captors' offer to free him."

The Vietnamese Communists might be pleased to have a former POW become President, especially since he's opposed to water-boarding terrorists, but Senator McCain is not only too old but too inclined to team up with leftist Democrats (McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy); as pro-life Republican former Senator Ric Santorum explained, not a pro-life enthusiast; and...A HAUGHTY MEMBER OF THE GANG OF FOURTEEN.

The presidential race is about Supreme Court Justices who will practice constitutional fidelity, otherwise known as judicial restraint, and, unlike Mittm a member of the Gang of Fourteen like Senator McCain is unlikely to appoint justices who will respect the constitutional right of states to reverse Roe v. Wade and respect the constitutional right of federal and state government to acknowledge God and support religion generally by modifying Everson v. Board of Education.

In his awesome "Faith in America' speech. Mitt explained:

"We are a nation 'Under God' and in God, we do indeed trust.

"We should acknowledge the Creator as did the Founders in ceremony and word. He should remain on our currency, in our pledge, in the teaching of our history, and during the holiday season, nativity scenes and menorahs should be welcome in our public places. Our greatness would not long endure without judges who respect the foundation of faith upon which our constitution rests. I will take care to separate the affairs of government from any religion, but I will not separate us from 'the God who gave us liberty.'

"Nor would I separate us from our religious heritage."

Ann Coulter:

"One clue that Romney is our strongest candidate is the fact that Democrats keep viciously attacking him while expressing their deep respect for Mike Huckabee and John McCain.

"This point was already extensively covered in Chapter 1 of How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): Never take advice from your political enemies."

Ann's right!

National Review is too: "Our guiding principle has always been to select the most conservative viable candidate. In our judgment, that candidate is Mitt Romney.... Unlike some other candidates in the race, Romney is a full-spectrum conservative: a supporter of free-market economics and limited government, moral causes such as the right to life and the preservation of marriage, and a foreign policy based on the national interest."

Need ANOTHER reason to support Mitt?

It's the economy!

Mitt knows how to deal with problems better than his Republican (or Democrat) rivals and presidents should be elected to serve America best, not to commiserate with them over being tortured by Communists (like McCain) or embarrassed by an unfaithful spouse and a Monica Lewinsky (like Hillary).

Michael J. Gaynor

Send email feedback to 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 gaynormike@aol.com.


Read other commentaries by Michael J. Gaynor.

Copyright 2008 by Michael J. Gaynor
All Rights Reserved.

[ Back ]


© 2004-2017 by WEBCommentary(tm), All Rights Reserved