I rarely do any "Political Commentary" here as I'm not very eloquent at it, but today is different.
Just had an interesting phone call.
It was the RNC calling, and rather than just hit the "disconnect" button, I thought I'd talk to the guy, and see if I could get my viewpoint across.....
The call started out by asking me who I thought was "the best" candidate in the current crop of people vying for the official RNC head nod.
I told him that, at this point in time, I favored Scott Walker, but also liked Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina.
I'll get to Governor Walker, and my brief "chat" with the caller, in a bit....
I've got some gripes about Carly's time at HP, but for now, that's neither here nor there. She's extremely intelligent, very personable (I saw her speak at a Tech Convention once, years ago), and I generally agree with her political positions on things.
I like Senator Cruz because I also agree with his political positions, and especially like his stance in strong support of our 2nd Amendment rights. I think he's a bit of a dark horse candidate, and his "Pull No Punches" approach to things turns some people off, but I think you can say with confidence that he knows where he stands on issues, and he's got the gumption to tell you.
I like Governor Walker because again, I like his stand on the issues, and the fact that he has a proven history of getting a budget under control, and ending up with a surplus.
The fact that he survived a very nasty recall election shows to me that he can "get out the vote", at least in his home state.
Now, about that phone call.......
After chatting with the guy for a while (he claimed to be from Wisconsin, and claimed he was calling from Oshkosh), I was wondering when he'd get around to holding the cup out.
Sure enough, after niceties were over he asked for a pledge of "$100, $50, or even just $25", and I flat out told him "No".
I told him that unless and until the RNC ran a candidate that was a true fiscal and Constitutional Conservative, I wouldn't give them 10 cents.
I told him their record of running such candidates in the past had absolutely SUCKED, and that the party was well and truly on it's way to being irrelevant to their "core" or "base" or whatever they call it these days.
I told him that I would much rather give my money directly to a candidate than the RNC, as the RNC had quite a history of promising one thing, and then either "forgetting" it, or turning around and doing something almost 180* from what they said they'd do.
Once I told him no, he seemed to want to cut me loose, but I was able to hang on to him for a while, and he let me finish. I asked him to try and get my positions bumped up the line to somebody who would listen, and he said he'd flag the recording for review.
Considering the past history of RNC "promises", I doubt anybody else will listen to the recording, if indeed it was being recorded at all.......