On Morning Joe today they were broadcasting from Iowa as they continue to cover the latest on the Iowa Caucus. When you want to get insightful, unbiased analyses regarding inside Republican politics, who do you call? You call on Chris Matthews, Tom Brokaw, Katty Kay, Eugene Robinson, Chuck Todd, Joe Klein, David Gregory, and, of course, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
This morning's show was fairly silly as Leftists sat around guessing at what might happen in the voting tonight. Mika was very, very, very disturbed that no Republican candidate has broken from the field and received many endorsements from players like Steve King, who was also on the show. If I didn't know better, I would think Mika is trying to frame this as Charismatic Obama against a bunch of boring, uninspiring Republicans. Obama is so exciting and inspirational, you know.
Morning Joe was all about strategy, except, at the end of the program, when Joe Klein nailed it -- if we can debate the role of government and the size and power of the welfare state throughout this campaign, then that's good. Amen. The Morning Joe Leftists were wondering why turnout at speeches and rallies have been so low in Iowa. I think it's because most healthy people are over government, except that they want less of it and less intervention in the economy and their private lives. No one expects a political savior to arise and heal the nation. Good for them. Leftists can't imagine a public not totally dependent on a political savior. Well, the Leftist elites might be in for a surprise from their own party as growing disillusionment sets in on the Left. Statism has failed. Politicians are liars and crooks. The American people, both Left and Right and Center and whatever, are realizing in the Information Age just how common and flawed are the political animals in DC. There are no political saviors -- it's over.
Republicans are still making a mistake by choosing Romney because he's efficient. We don't need efficient management of the present system, because the statist system has failed -- it's on automatic to drive debt to heights we can't possibly sustain and survive. What has been put into motion will destroy America. Romney says he will repeal some programs, but will he fight to end statism, because, if not, other programs will take the place of the present programs and the welfare/warfare State will continue to grow. It happens over and over in our statist system. We have to place real limits on government power and establish a real free market. It's unlikely that Romney for fight for either.
If Rick Santorum rises in the Republican field, this will either destroy the social conservative political movement or it will destroy the Republican Party. America is not concerned with fighting social battles in Washington DC through legislative action. America will have these debates in the priavte sector, but Americans are ready for less government intervention, more economic freedom and an end to the wars. That's my analysis.