Thursday, June 09, 2011
Does America Need a Lion For President?
Speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition convention in Washington, Florida 7Represenatitive Allen West quoted Alexander the Great.
"I would not fear an army of lions if it were led by a sheep. But I would fear an army of sheep if it were led by a lion."
In President Barack Obama, it's hard to say whether nor not what the United States has for its President. He is certainly no lion. Nor is he really a sheep. But there is little question Obama has led the United States deeper into disastrous territory than ever before.
Speaking from the FFC podium, West declared that the American people are lions. If they had a lion to lead them -- something they have not had since Ronald Reagan -- the United States would again be a country to be reckoned with.
Quoting heavily from the Bible, West insisted that it would take a lion to rebuild the political foundations of the United States. The question is: does the Republican Party currently have a lion to offer the United States?
There are those who would describe themselves as lions: Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich. There are those who others would describe as lions: Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Paul Ryan, Herman Cain.
Whether or not any of them can truly claim possess el corazon de leon is something that has yet to be seen, and yet to be judged by the American people.
Simply put, not everyone can be a lion. The Republican Party will seal its 2012 fate if it offers the American people another sheep.