I don’t know if I agree with all the choices but I sure do like the idea.
Imagine Romney announcing the following folks as nominees for his cabinet at the convention.
”Election 2012” Republican Recommendations
It’s going to be an ugly campaign. We all know it and we’re ready for it but it’s going to be the ugliest and nastiest and dirtiest campaign in history.
If Romney takes this advice, it will send a clear message to the Republican establishment that conservatives aren’t going to do business as usual any more. It would shake the establishment and pull together conservative voters.
If he adopts this measure, HE would pull together the conservative vote.
Here is a little something else this would do… It would shake the Obama campaign to its core.
Rather than a leisurely march toward a VP nominee or a surprise VP announcement like we got in 2008, vet the possible VPs NOW and stand ready to announce the running mate in a nationally televised press conference.
VP choice… Allen West OR Condaleezza Rice.
Having Congressman West or former Sec of State Rice in the VP slot makes either a TRIPLE THREAT and a V-P who WILL redefine the role.
As the Vice President either would attend to the regular duties while being a heartbeat away from the presidency.
Vice President West or Rice could also step in to help the Secretary of State in difficult diplomatic negotiations.
AND … A V-P West, with his military background, could work in concert with the Secretary of Defense to realign our military and redefine its role.
And … A V-P Rice, with her Bush-era experience, would be ready go to work on the very first day, PLUS she is a women to help with the women’s vote.
Oh but this is just the START of the strategy!!!
As soon as Romney introduces the Vice-Presidential running mate … he would introduce JOHN BOLTON as his Secretary of State.
As a former Ambassador to the United Nations there is nobody with a better handle on the world’s issues or more familiar with the players. John Bolton is tough, straight forward and not likely to appease ANYONE.
Now, you have the nominee on stage, the VP choice and the Secretary of State nominee … Let’s not stop there.
Next to walk onto the stage …
Sarah Palin… Nominee for Secretary of Energy.
Palin’s directive… Set us on the path toward energy independent in 10 years. Can you think of a better choice? Anyone more invested in that goal? Anyone who is more knowledgeable or adept?
Can you feel the ground starting to shake?
Next out of the wings and onto the stage…
The nominee for Secretary of Defense. Enter…
General David Petraeus.
As great as he was fighting a PC war… Imagine what he’ll be like once he and West have pressed the reset button on our rules of engagement. In Petraeus we will have a Secretary of Defense whose mission will be to win. PERIOD.
Oh … I’m not done yet …..
Next up …The nominee for Attorney General … Pam Bondi.
Bondi is a no nonsense fighter who has taken on the current administration over Obamacare and WILL clean out the corruption rampant in that office today.
Okay, where are we? Who is now standing on the stage? The nominee…Allen West…John Bolton…Sarah Palin…General Petreaus and Pam Bondi.
How about a Secretary of the Treasury? We would need someone who has worked for YEARS in the tax field who understands the overwhelming burden of tax codes and who has, for years fought to restructure those codes.
Welcome Michele Bachmann to the stage… The nominee for Secretary of the Treasury.
By now, fissures should be opening in the ground, rumbling coming from the sky and the faint odor of brimstone should be in the air.
We will need someone new… someone with new ideas to head up the Fed.
Please welcome Ron Paul.
Yes, I realize this, under Paul, will be a temporary position; but somehow, I doubt Ron Paul wants to make a career of running the Fed.
Secretary of the Interior? Governor Bobby Jindal … COME ON DOWN!!!!!
And finally … We need someone to head up the Department of Homeland Security. We must have someone who understands the issues we face. Someone who has worked in federal law enforcement. Someone who won’t take any crap from anybody.
Please … a round of applause for …
Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Feel free to substitute names… add your own choices, but these are mine. The picks are only a part of the whole picture however. The impact is as important as the names.
Were the GOP nominee to do this…call a press conference and make such an announcement… It would be unprecedented. Never before has a presidential nominee entered the full on campaign with a fully assembled team.
Can you even IMAGINE the shock-and-awe wave which would be sent through the Obama campaign were the GOP nominee to do this?
Think about it. From the word GO it would be unlike any previous presidential campaign.
Instead of simply nominee Mitt Romney against Obama we would have
Romney vs Obama
Congressman Allen West vs Joe Biden
Former Sec of State Condaleezza Rice vs Joe Biden
John Bolton vs Hillary Clinton
Sarah Palin vs Stephen Chu
General Petreaus vs Leon Panetta
Pam Bondi vs Eric Holder
Michele Bachmann vs Tim Geitner
Ron Paul vs Ben Bernake
Bobby Jindal vs Ken Salazar
Sheriff Joe Arpaio vs Janet Napolitano.
Think about that… Let that sink in…
All campaigning at once. There would be no way out for Obama as each and every key player on his team would be exposed and held to account from the word GO. It would be a full on frontal assault, and Obama would have no place to hide.
By adopting this proposal, Obama would be forced into a pot of boiling water or into the fire. If he tried to rid himself of baggage he would be exposed of running from his own record and that of the very people he’s been standing behind for political expediency. If he stays with them, he would be forced to defend them. Boiling water or a raging fire…his choice.