Sunday, December 30, 2007

Obama Endorsed by the Marshalltown Times Republican

The Marshalltown Times Republican rarely endorses anyone in Democratic Primaries, however, today they endorsed Barack Obama.

With a philosophy of openness — from education to the economy, government to military actions — Barack Obama has based his message of hope and change on the belief that Americans want to be involved in their government.

We couldn’t agree more.

In an age where closed doors, secret military posts and middle-of-the-night pork barrel votes are all too common, Obama believes we can still come together as a country, we can work together to build a better America.

It’s true, his experience in running a country may not be as lengthy as that of his opponents, but perhaps that is a good thing.

Too many of the candidates already have too much “experience” in our eyes — too much “experience” manipulating the system, too much “experience” bowing to special interests and too much “experience” during a previous White House stint.

Obama has what we would call more “down to earth” experience: helping in his community working as a civil rights activist, and, of course, his time in the Illinois State Senate.

The argument has also been made that Obama lacks experience dealing with foreign policy and foreign leaders. Perhaps that “lack of experience” will translate into some bold, decisive actions that actually deal with foreign issues, rather than the typical “nod and smile” philosophy.

Things are looking good for Obama in Marshalltown, as he adds the endorsement of the Marshalltown Times Republican to the endorsement of Rep. Mark Smith, and the support of the UAW in Marshalltown.

The Times Republican endorsed Mitt Romney on the Republican side.


RMS941 said...

My Fellow American’s now more than ever the time has come to evaluate the Republican Candidates for President.

As time passes, we are learning more about the top-tier candidates for the Republican nomination. We are learning where they stand on the issues that face this nation. I’m learning some candidates hold positions on issues that cause me concern and I wonder, do you feel the same?

As a Reagan Republican, I’m looking for someone who is a true conservative, a straight talker, and someone who understands the dangers America faces. I’m looking for someone who has shown he can win over Independents and Conservative Democrats. I’m looking for someone that adheres to the Reagan philosophy on all issues.

Now more than ever in this day and time we the people are responsible for the character of our Government. If that Government body is ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, which it is, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If our Government is intelligent, brave, and moral, it is because the people demand high standards of our representatives in the national legislature. So, I ask you, what is it that you demand?

From within the current candidates vying for the GOP nomination, I have found a candidate that holds these high standards and I would like to suggest you take a look at Congressman Duncan Hunter for President. I’m not a high-powered campaign operative; I’m just a regular guy with 3 children who’s a Reagan conservative. Let me share some of the reasons with you that I have chosen to support Duncan Hunter for President.

Today, it seems some have forgotten our beginnings. Instead of Americans with a shared vision, we have become a nation divided. We have become a nation of individuals and groups, each with a special interest vision, often without thought for what is best for the nation. We are, however, a nation that at one time had an immutable vision for all. Duncan Hunter is a man that has a vision for the nation, a vision that includes all men and it’s the same vision that our Founding Fathers held for this nation.

Duncan Hunter supports:

Duncan Hunter believe that God has endowed men with certain inalienable rights as set forth in the in the Declaration of Independence and that no legislature and no majority, however great, may morally limit or destroy these; that the sole function of government is to protect life, liberty, and property and anything more than this is usurpation and oppression.

1) Securing our Borders – Duncan Hunter wrote the bill to build a border fence across the southern border. He built the fence in San Diego. Duncan Hunter supports our border patrol agents and is a strong advocate for the release of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean.

2) Our Military and their Mission – a decorated Vietnam Army Ranger with 26 years on the Armed Services Committee. Duncan Hunter has the experience to lead America in a time of war.

3) Fair Trade Policies – Duncan Hunter Insists trading partners such as China stop cheating on trade agreements. Duncan Hunter will protect American Jobs. This is not protectionism, but fair and equitable trade.

4) The Sanctity of Life – Duncan Hunter has earned a 100% rating from the National Right to Life, Concerned Women for America, Eagle Forum, and the Family Research Council.

5) The 2nd Amendment – Duncan Hunter earned an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association and an A from Gun Owners of America.

These are the Conservative Values of the Republican Party. Let's face it, the Republican nominee is going to get support from many quarters because of whom the Democrats are going to nominate. They just don't share the values of mainstream America. Why not nominate a candidate who supports conservative values. History shows when we nominate Presidential candidates with strong conservative credentials, we win elections.

When we don't, we lose. Incidentally, Duncan Hunter first won his seat in a heavily Democrat District against a sitting Congressman, so he has proven that he can win as a conservative.

So, I say to you, as a Reagan Republican, I will vote for Duncan Hunter and work to put him in the White House 2008. Please take time to give Duncan Hunter another look, as I did. There is much work to be done. Time is short. Let’s begin - in earnest - and may God Bless our efforts.

I invite you to join the Duncan Hunter team for America at and help put him in the White House in 2008. I ask you to donate all you can for America and Freedom, donate to the candidacy of Duncan Hunter.

Russell M. Scott

Vigilante said...

Senator Obama is the one who can bring barack America! I'm all fired up and ready to go!

Vigilante said...


Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is a California laughingstock. His claim to fame is trying to get Santa Rosa Island as reserve for disabled American vets to hunt deer and elk. Since this is the last thing DAV's want money spent on for them, no one has ever figured out what ulterior objective Hunter is really hunting on Santa Rosa. But as a Californian who would like to see the GOP returned to a modicum of ethical respectability, let me assure you the last big house to which the Huntster should ever be sent is the White House.

Anonymous said...

Please watch Fred Thompson's message to the Iowa people at one of the 2 links:

Vigilante said...


By all rights, in a healthy GOP, Ron Paul should be a front runner this year. But the Republicans are not at all healthy, of course.

A symptom of their desperation is the candidacy of Fred Thompson, which is something I cannot understand.

A candidate's photogenic qualities shouldn't be a key factor for a presidential candidate. But that said, I feel compelled to say something about the Fredster.

Every time I see this guy, I think he has to have been drawn by Herblock, either as Joe McCarthy or as the H-Bomb. Actually, here's a better rendition of the H-Bomb. Checkout the upper left-hand corner warhead. I'm told women think he's sexy. Republican women.

In addition, Fred Thompson is a terrible actor:

Perpetually ill-at-ease in front of the camera, his head shakes ceaselessly sending tsunamis of flesh rolling along his ample jowls. He clears his throat so frequently you'd think he had a toothpick wedged in his glottis crosswise. He ought to consider a tracheotomy. He doesn't smile often. When he does children cry.

When speaking off-the-cuff, his deliberate pacing turns sound bites into feature-length films. When posing for pictures his face betrays that he'd rather be getting acupuncture on his eyeball. His towering frame guarantees that most impromptu TV shots will angle up, distorting his head into a shape reminiscent of a honey-baked ham.

In the game of presidential campaigning, where appearing slick and unruffled while wading through a pool of mutant piranha is a prerequisite, Fred Thompson just can't do it.

I'm scratching my head to understand this candidacy. What does Fred bring to the table?

Anonymous said...

You are sick, sick puppies!