Santorum: Very Very Best Chance

Excellent ad by Team Santorum. Will the voters agree that he’s the best chance the GOP has of winning in November?

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Santorum “Certified Winner” in Iowa

The “split decision” in Iowa didn’t last long.  Rick Santorum has been certified the winner of the Iowa caucus.

, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.

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“In order to clarify conflicting reports and to affirm the results released January 18 by the Republican Party of Iowa, Chairman Matthew Strawn and the State Central Committee declared Senator Rick Santorum the winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucus,” the state GOP’s statement read.

The news is a blow to the campaign of Mitt Romney.

The news that Romney — who for two weeks celebrated what he jokingly called a ‘landslide’ eight-vote victory in Iowa, only to see it reversed this week when the state GOP certified Santorum the leader by 34 votes — officially lost the first contest muddies his narrative, especially as Newt Gingrich surges in the polls in South Carolina.

Basically instead of possibly going three for three in the early voting states, the candidate of the Republican establishment is on the verge of going one for three.  It also means that the race to become the Republican nominee for President is wide open.

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Time For Real Leadership

And it’s needed in the House of Representatives.

It’s time for a change. A leadership change. Yes, I know there are still 10 months to go before the election of 2012 but seriously…Do we have any time to waste? Can we afford to just ride it out?

No.

We must act and act now.

We have a true leadership vacuum and we need to make things right.

I am NOT talking about Obama or the White House here – though there is a pronounced lack of leadership there, too.

I’m talking about something more immediate.

John Boehner must be replaced and soon.

Very soon.

After the House Members went their way just days before Christmas, John Boehner initiated a conference call to inform the Members that the House would approve, unanimously, a 2-month extension of the payroll tax breaks.

In other words Speaker Boehner instead of standing on principle surrendered.

By unanimous, Boehner essentially agreed to Senate terms without putting it to a vote of the House. In fact, Boehner took a dive. He spoke TO the House Members not WITH them and clearly he did not speak FOR the people whom the House represents.

That is not leadership.

What it is…  surrender.

So what does the GOP-led House need in a leader?

What the people need in the people’s House is a true leader. We need a leader unafraid to stand the people’s ground. Unwilling to back down. Eager to be tough. A leader who knows the issues. A leader who who speaks clearly, frankly, and cannot be intimidated.

We no longer need Boehner.

We need to find a real leader for the rest of this year and one who can turn our ship around. We must find a leader cool under fire, willing to make tough decisions and one who can and will start the reversal of the Washington way of doing things.

So who should Republicans replace Boehner with as Speaker?  That would be Florida Republican Allen West. Here’s why:

Allen West has been a Member of the House for just one single year and he has emerged as the liberal’s NUMBER ONE TARGET. Allen West, more than any other Member of the House is the ONE that liberals want GONE.

Because he stands on PRINCIPLE and he doesn’t back down.

Liberals KNOW West is a danger to THEIR ideology and THEIR agenda and they know he won’t compromise.

Rep. West is an interesting choice as many have said he should be running for President or be asked by the eventual GOP nominee to join the ticket as VP.  However he could be more effective in a leadership role in the House.  But would he run for the position is the question.

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Tea Party vs. John Boehner

Seems Speaker John Boehner has a choice to make when it comes to spending cuts in Washington.  Side with the “Washington Way” or remember those who helped put the GOP in the majority in the House.  While the House had passed $61 billion in cuts the latest “COMPROMISE” numbers are a mere $33 billion.  The message is simple for Speaker Boehner & the rest of the House GOP leadership, have a backbone and take a stand.  It’s called “elections have consequences” as Conservatives were reminded after the 2008 election.

It’s the same message that needs to be heard when it comes to the federal debt ceiling.

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