The US Republican primary season is in full swing and the race to select the next GOP candidate is going on in Iowa, New Hampshire and elsewhere south of the border. I am not an American and I probably have no say in who will be the nominee. However, I'd like a strong America and an America that stands up for the oppressed. An America that kicks butt is what I want. So any GOP candidate that will stand up for America, kicks Obama out of the White House and would vow to spread American values around the world is my kinda guy. On that note, any one of the GOP candidate with the exception of the neo-nazi sympathizer Ron Paul and boring liberal dude Huntsman could possibly achieve those goals. My bet is on Mitt Romney and to a degree on ex-Speaker Gingrich, even though I love ex-Senator Santorum because he is really capable of doing what a great US leader should do vis a vis foreign policy and fortunately he has an impressive knowledge of Iran and its issues.
I have to get this off my chest now and it is about that idiot 'blame America first' Ron Paul. For one thing, the demented loser Ron Paul is not worthy of my time or this blog's space. However as an Iranian I would like to encourage my American readers and friends not to vote for this strange man. He is the Iranian regime's favorite politician in Washington DC. His weird views on Iran are very close to that of anti-American idiots like Noam Chomsky, Islamofascists and Dennis Kucinich. The weirdo congressman believes and says that the United States is the reason behind the Iranian regime's animosity towards the west, which is absolutely false and irresponsible. The current Iranian regime seized power in 1979, vowing to crush the United States and other western powers. Its animosity towards the US and other western countries has nothing to do with what the US had allegedly done in Iran in previous decades. Of course, facts are not what 'Dr. Demento' Ron Paul or his cult followers are interested in. So I am not going to waste my time here bringing up facts and historical data to argue against their talking points since it is pointless. I don't engage cult members in any type of argument. He and his followers are either blind to reality and simple facts or are simple-minded leftist/fascists who hate their own country. I don't get it, but that is how it comes across.
I know, I know. He has no chance at all in a presidential race and people are worrying too much. Gov. Huckabee won by a large margin Iowa in 2008 and Sen. McCain came in 4th and yet Huckabee lost in other primaries and fizzled out. So we all know that this kook Paul has no chance beyond Iowa. This is an extraordinary time. The United States needs to send a clear message to the Iranian people who are yearning for change. Giving anti-American losers like Paul a podium to defend the thugs in Tehran is exactly the wrong message. Interestingly enough, he was the only congressman to vote against a measure in the US Congress to condemn the Iranian regime's brutal crackdown of protesters in 2009-2010. His reasoning for Iran's drive to acquire nuclear weapons is just mind-boggling and crazy.
If you support pro-democracy activists in Iran and elsewhere, your vote for a responsible and mainstream candidate in this primary race would go a long way. The oppressed people of the world look at the United States of America as a beacon of freedom and hope. We in Iran did not expect the Swedes, Spaniards, Japanese, French or Dutch to lend us the ultimate moral support we desperately need. Of course their assistance is greatly appreciated but it is not the deciding factor in our battle against tyranny. We look upon America and its honorable people to assist us in winning our battles. It is what it really is. American support goes a lot further along the way than say the support we have got from the Europeans (who by the way have been trading with the regime for 30 yrs).
Consider voting for any one but the deranged anti-American congressman from Texas. Your vote for a responsible and mainstream Republican candidate is truly appreciated. Get Obama out of the White House next year and elect a real leader please.
Merry Christmas - Happy Hanukkah!