I recently was interviewed by Sergio Veskovic at www.sergiopolitics.org regarding the current G.O.P. race in the U.S.:
What are your thoughts about the GOP campaign so far?
I find it interesting that the lack of an obvious frontrunner, which was widely cited as the main reason why it would be an uninteresting race, has become the exact reason why interest has recently risen. I don’t believe one candidate has become the clear choice, and as we head closer to the end, many conservatives are growing a bit anxious for ‘The One’ who emerge. The problem the GOP has had for years is their obsession with finding the next Reagan, and that has certainly been the case this year given the belief that America needs to be ‘saved’ from Obama. The truth is there was only one Reagan. Pining for days gone by is wonderful during one’s retirement years, but not when it comes to stopping a march towards socialism. It’s time for the GOP to make their choice and run hard. The sooner they get organized, the sooner they can begin their battle against the Obama regime.
What do you think of Romney vs. Santorum race?
Two very different definitions of ‘conservative’ at play there. Each brings an impressive list of accomplishments to the table, along with a list each of baggage. What voters should consider is, who would be the best one to handle the priorities of today? In Santorum you have someone who is obviously intelligent and experienced. He is outspoken on moral and social issues. But the pressing issues right now are not abortion or gay marriage or pornography. The GOP is in need of someone who will stop Obama’s landslide into debt oblivion. They need someone who will end the practice of bowing to Islamic Kings and importing their terror-funding blood oil, and instead give the green light to the Keystone XL pipeline, thereby importing raw bitumen from a democratic, human-rights respecting source in Canada. The economy is on life support, and Romney is the better doctor.
How do you think Social Media will play a role in this campaign? and can you compare it to Obama’s campaign of 2008?
The 2008 campaign was really the coming out party for a new election frontier. It became a legitimate new battleground. Here in Alberta, we’re just beginning a provincial election campaign and already the sides are fully engaged throughout the social media world. For any political party or candidate, having an online presence is now imperative. Without it, you are done.
Ron Paul has a great Internet following what do you think other candidates are not doing right or need to do better?
Paul managed to grab the youth/young adult segment. Since that age group represents a large chunk of the social media, it gave him a head start. It does distort in that it can give a false impression of success or lack thereof of a candidate. Where it was accurate regarding Obama, Ron Paul’s Twitter and Facebook following does not translate into real-time support with delegates. As I’ve said, it is vital for candidates to use social media as one of many avenues utilized in a campaign.
What is your opinion of Super PACs and its influence in this GOP race?
Actually, the whole concept of the PAC and Super PAC fascinates me. We don’t really have many groups similar to these in Canada. From what I’ve seen, it is apparent that they do have a certain impact on public opinion. I say, if they abide by the election laws of the land, let them do their thing.
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