In the upcoming presidential election, two issues are more important than any others: repealing Obamacare and halting illegal immigration. If we fail at either one, the country will be changed permanently.While I would include energy independence into the pot also,I agree with Ann.We must secure our boarders now and repeal Obamacare now -if we can't repeal Obamacare we will never ever reduce the size of government.
Taxes can be raised and lowered. Regulations can be removed (though they rarely are). Attorneys general and Cabinet members can be fired. Laws can be repealed. Even Supreme Court justices eventually die.
But capitulate on illegal immigration, and the entire country will have the electorate of California. There will be no turning back.
Similarly, if Obamacare isn't repealed in the next few years, it never will be.
This is where Ann loses me:
That leaves us with Romney and Bachmann as the candidates with the strongest, most conservative positions on illegal immigration. As wonderful as Michele Bachmann is, 2012 isn't the year to be trying to make a congresswoman the first woman president.Seriously,Ann,do you think Romney is the one who will accomplish this.Romney will never repeal Obamacare,remember he is the author of Romneycare.Also,who ever steps up and stops illegal immigration will have to have a back-bone,because every sob story you can imagine will be thrown at "such a cruel and ruthless person" who would dare to secure our boarder.Romney has the back-bone of a slinkee,it will bend in whatever direction he needs it to.He will find a contortion to try to appease both sides while keeping our boarders wide open.
Two Little Indians sitting in the sun; one was just a congresswoman and then there was one.