(BrightCitizen.com) Newt Gingrich says keep the campaign positive. Excellent advice we would like every aspiring politician to adhere to.
Dear supporters and staff, Since I announced my candidacy for President of the United States, I have made it clear that I intended to run a positive, solutions-based campaign. There is not doubt, these are difficult times for our country.
The American people deserve a respectful and constructive campaign that focuses on a vision for rebuilding the country we love. It is critical the Republican nominee emerge from this primary campaign un-bloodied, so that he or she can make the case against President Obama from a position of strength.
For these reasons I have refrained from launching attacks on my Republican opponents, though I have reserved the right to respond when my record has been distorted. On Monday this occurred when Governor Romney and I engaged in what in diplomatic circles is called “a frank exchange” over our respective records in the private sector.
That same day, however, Mr. Romney announced, “I’m not going to say outrageous things that can be used to hang [a GOP opponent] down the road.”
I agree wholeheartedly with this statement. So let us hope that from this point forward we can devote our energies to real issues, such as discussing our plans for our nation’s economic recovery and helping to create millions of new jobs for the American people.
I also want to reiterate to each of you what I have said from the beginning of our campaign, and most recently last Saturday in Iowa: We will run a positive campaign focused on our country’s future. We will not be running any negative advertising. With Ronald Reagan’s eleventh commandment in mind, we will ask our supporters not to contribute to any so-called SuperPAC that runs negative ads against any other Republican contender and we will discourage ad hominem attacks on our fellow Republicans.
Therefore, I am instructing all members of my campaign staff and respectfully urge anyone acting as a surrogate for our campaign to avoid initiating attacks on other Republican candidates.
It is my hope that my Republican opponents will join me in this commitment. Running a positive solutions-based campaign is the only way to guarantee President Obama is not reelected. Thank you as always for your support and enthusiasm.
(BrightCitizen.com) As we were leaning towards throwing our support towards Mitt Romney a few months back, however we have seen actions of the campaign speak even louder than his words.
With Mitt Romney advertising that misquotes Obama, and now another round of adverts misquoting and misleading on Gingrich, it is clear that Romney has gone towards Darth Vader’s ‘Dark Side’ as the famous Star Wars movie scripts the evil character coercing the good character Luke Skywalker to ‘Come To The Dark Side’.
In American politics, the candidates are held to higher standards than their Asian and European counterparts. If you do a search on Mitt Romney + lying + liar you will find sites like Rolling Stone magazine, ABC News and a myriad of bloggers highlighting the misuse of information by the Romney campaign. Americans are not so ignorant to believe misquotes by any candidate.
We truly hope that positive will take the campaigning to a higher level. Maybe Romney could learn a thing or two from passionately positive Tim Tebow, quarterback of the Denver Broncos. Build up people, and everyone does well.
(BrightCitizen.com) At BrightCitizen the only GOP candidate we have met is Mr. Mitt Romney back in 2006. We were impressed with him. However as we look back at the experience, it is clear that is what he was trying to do… hoping to impress. The Economist magazine was not impressed as we were and commented that he was a bad speaker and was not good with crowds. We did not agree with the UK-based magazine (they call themselves a ‘newspaper’) as we saw the contrary in person.
In his second attempt for the US President election, we had thought Mitt Romney was knowledgeable, a good speaker and very professional. His business experience has been a point that stood out to us as the writers at BrightCitizen are all business professionals and believe there are too many lawyers in Washington DC.
However, it seems the media is shoving Mitt Romney down our throats. Yes, he has been endorsed by New Jersey Chris Christie (another lawyer), but most Americans are clueless on who the governor of New Jersey is. Why is it that candidates such as Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich seemed to be judged as unfit for debate while Romney is getting all the attention?
If you read the comment sections of most news websites, you will also notice there has been a steady interest in, and excitement about, Ron Paul. There really doesn’t seem to be that same excitement for Mitt Romney. It just seems that most Americans accepted him as the lesser of two evils when compared to Barry Obama.
Do you think the polls are really the reason why Mitt gets so much press?
(BrightCitizen.com) Frankly spoken, the nation of Israel is under attack by Arabs. With the loss of influence of the British Empire was the first time that we really heard the first reference to historical Israel as Palestine. Before that time, there was no place or people of any influence called Palestine. A read of “The Mountains Of Israel” by Norma Parrish Archibold will give you the factual history of the land.
It is so refreshing to see Mr. Newt Gingrich is not only a competent US historian, but he also understands one of the most explosive debates in modern history. After all, US support of Israel is reason bin Laden gave for attacking the United States on 11 September 2001.
(BrightCitizen.com) California Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) is considering a boycott of Lowes because the N. Carolina based company decided not to advertise on a show about Muslim-Americans the LA Times reports.
Calling the retail giant’s decision “un-American” and “naked religious bigotry,” Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, told The Associated Press on Sunday that he would also consider legislative action if Lowe’s doesn’t apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. The senator sent a letter outlining his complaints to Lowe’s Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock.
You would think a company has a right to advertise wherever they want. In this particular case, Lowes apparently heard from American Christians that it was probably not a good idea to support that particular show. Lowes made it’s own decision.
We recommend if you need to buy something for your home, forget the competition, support Lowes and shop there. We need to support companies rights to manage their own budgets.
Don’t bow to the hypocrisy of political correctness. Go for it Lowes. We support you!
(BrightCitizen.com) Upon entering the United States at any major airport, you are greeted by immigration officers that think they are police officers. Unarmed passengers’ first Americans to meet are these agents that are armed, male or female, healthy or overweight; every one of them has a gun. We are not sure why? For uncontrolled entry points we would understand.
Many politicians and even pastors frequently state that the United States is the ‘greatest nation on the earth’. Of course it is a wonderful country, but what is the ‘greatest’ part they are referring to? Foreign business executives or workers from any nation are assumed to be wanting to sneak into the country. There is incredible pressure for frequent visitors to have a Greencard if you visit more than once every six months. Moreover, these immigrations officers tend to make visitors feel like criminals. One European c-level executive of a major US-based corporation commented this week, “I travel more than most flight attendants to many countries each year. I grew up in the states but every time I go through immigration I am baffled than one agent can hassle someone so much.”
If Americans really want to be greatest nation then we need to tailor our dealings with our guests based on the countries of origin and more importantly their travel history.
Although chances of Texas Governor Rick Perry being selected candidate of the Republican party are nearly zero, his advertisement hits the nail on the head recognizing the anti-Christian environment promoted by Barak Obama, atheists, and some politicians in America.
(Brightcitizen.com) The beauty of democracy is that the people of the US republic can make a decision by a majority vote. Unfortunately, it may not always be the best outcome. In the State of California, the majority of the citizens spoke and concluded that gay marriage was not an option. In November 2008, Proposition 8, the California Marriage Act was approved by majority vote. Regardless of the outcome, the petitions were signed to address the issue and the vote was won.
The opposition appealed the decision of the vote, Mormon as well as several evangelical Christian Churches were defaced, and U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco took up the case. The problem was that Walker was an active homosexual. Most jurists at this point would remove themselves from a case as their bias is obvious. Unfortunately, Judge Walker didn’t and people are questioning the decision he has made. A decision to mute the decision of the people.
Judges are a very important part of a free society. However when the judgments lose credibility justice is no longer served.
(BrightCitizen.com) Politicians cannot be allowed to cheat. It is sad but good to see there is still some justice in the US. The media notes,
is the fourth former Illinois governor to be convicted of criminal charges since 1973, and received the longest sentence.
U.S. District Judge James Zagel said he “could not comprehend” the defense position that even if Blagojevich were guilty, the governor’s conduct caused no harm to the state of Illinois.
Politicians are an expression of their environment. It is concerning that in the US, Chicago seems to need to make some changes.
We look forward to the day when those Yale University graduates that go back to the Philippines and other lesser developed nations can avoid going into the pig pen of graft, greed, and bribery and hold a higher standard as the future Presidents such as the Clintons and Bushes have been held to. Unfortunately, we will always have corruption, but without justice, it will only increase.
Creating a great environment is crucial for any organization.