Bill Whittle’s prediction after the 2012 election

I have mentioned elsewhere that I cried every night for at least a week after the 2012 presidential election. It really broke my heart. I campaigned for Romney quite a bit in the final weeks, even taking time off from work and using vacation time to do so. Plus I gave a substantial sum of money to the campaign.

After the loss and after my tears subsided, I found solace in a few places, one of which was this video from Bill Whittle. It made the rounds at that time, so you might have seen it. I think it is really good, remarkable in fact. Whittle not only made a cogent case for the conservative cause, he made a prediction about the 2016 presidential election. He predicted that the winner of the 2016 would be a Republican “from the pop culture, from the general culture.”

There’s more I can say on that, but I’ll stop here. The video is only 15 minutes long. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out. I think you’ll like it a lot.

JJ

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9 Responses to Bill Whittle’s prediction after the 2012 election

  1. DevereauxDevereaux says:

    I remember that speech. It is the kind of red meat speech that guys like me respond to well. Thank you for resurrecting it. I have read Bill way back from his Eject! Eject! Eject! days.

  2. EThompsonEThompson says:

    I feel your pain. The very first post I ever wrote on R was entitled “Ann Romney for First Lady.”

    I grew up in Bloomfield Hills, MI and attended the Kingswood/Cranbrook schools a decade after the Romneys. George Romney was my state Guv growing up and we all loved his wife Lenore, the Republican Party nominee for the U.S. Senate in 1970.

    With all of this said, I’m at a crossroads now as Trump seems to be seriously considering Mitt for SoS. I did not appreciate the “phony” and “fraud” remarks particularly after Trump donated $5 million to Romney’s 2012 campaign and was described then by the Mittster as “America’s most accomplished capitalist.”

    So what now? We send an ambassador overseas to deal with heads of state who has openly disparaged the President-elect of the United States? How seriously will he be taken knowing that he has true policy disputes with his boss?

    I’ve always regarded MR as a class act but for Secretary of State, I vote for the no-nonsense John Bolton. The state department has been far more devoted to appeasing our enemies and less interested in forwarding the best interests of our country. JB could change this attitude and truly drain that swamp in Foggy Bottom.

  3. NandaNanda says:

    An awful lot of folks from the suburbs/bedroom communities of the NY/D.C. corridor being announced/touted for all kinds of things…When I see Gen. Mattis as SecDef, I’ll believe the hype about bilge-pumps.

  4. EThompsonEThompson says:

    Speaking of SecDef, Nanda, it’s a crying shame David Petraeus had to indulge in that “pillow talk” because he owns one of the best military minds in American history.

    Sigh.

  5. DevereauxDevereaux says:

    From where I sit, with 28 years of service when I retired, and the rank of Colonel, Patraeus doesn’t impress me that much. But Matttis does.

    You have to understand that in the circles that I read, fighting an insurgency isn’t exactly rocket science. Heck, the Marine Corps has a whole manual on it (which was conviently forgotten all through RVN) that pretty much lays it out for you.

    I’ll take a foxhole guy like Mattis any day over a REMF like Patreaus.

  6. AdministratorAdministrator says:

    I remain convinced that Petraeus was eased out of the spotlight to avoid testifying on Benghazi. Libya was crawling with CIA, not State, and if there was indeed a drone overhead, it was his.

  7. AdministratorAdministrator says:

    I had never seen that. What a fantastic speech. I’ll track down on of my favorites from Rush, from I think the CPAC immediately following that “debacle”.

  8. annefyannefy says:

    Hey JJ! I love that speech. Thanks for posting it. I’ve been feeling good these past days and watching that video again made me feel even better.

  9. drlorentzdrlorentz says:

    I’m late to this party. This is a great speech and it points out the fundamental problem of the GOPe with examples. Thanks for posting, JJ.

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