My candidate for President has jumped out to an early lead. I am not a true social Conservative. However, these are special times and these times call for a leader and a man of action. We are a country at war and we are divided. The issues like gay marriage and abortion should be secondary to most of you. The reality is that Newt has no chance and I do not desire a Goldwater style debacle.
Unlike Hillary, McCain or Newt Rudy ran a huge city that is larger than many states. He has had to deal with entrentched unions and nearly 100% hostile media in NYC and local city council. Rudy came into the mayoralty in a city in decline. David Dinkins was a fine man with a good heart swept into office by the Bensonhurst saga. The three day pogrom in Crown Heights was his Waterloo. Charles Rangel and all of the cities Black politicians let Dinkins drown. Dinkins was not a leader and did not know how to react to a crisis. Dinkins thought racial arsonists like Sonny Carson and Al Sharpton were people who could be engaged. Dinkins appointed dreadful people around him like Out of town Lee Brown and Laura "Pink Couch" Blackburne. Rudy's can do attitude turned the city around. On 9-11 he showed his leadership to the nation and the world.
On the interview front I want to tip my hat to author Stephen Schwartz. Many of us are under the delusion that wanton deaths caused by Communism were a product of its Russian origins. Obviously this must come as great news to the people of Albania and Yugoslavia where the parties were free of hegemony. In later years Romania also was free of the orbit and the suffering was just as bad if not worse than the Soviet Union.
I have been reading the chapters of the Black book to brush up on Romania. I do prepare for interviews and I learned quite a bit about Romanian history. This interview will be educational and fun on many levels.
My interview policy is that anyone with a blog or well known to me from other forums such as Bad Eagle, Moonbar Central, FPM can ask for an interview. Those of you who wish a second interview can do so as well. I will not grant interviews to banned bloggers such as John Brown, Gertrude and Uptown. I may also ask some to consider an interview at Florian's site. Florians skill has improved markedly and I would like to see him interview an AC or Freedomnow. I interviewed both of them in my early days and did not do as well as they deserved. I have interviewed far left types such as the Duck and one of my favorites Rob the dirty liberal. When I set up an interview I am functioning as a host and a good host does not bludgeon his guests.
Beamish in 08