At last, in the long winded American electoral season, 'Super Tuesday' has arrived. With four viable candidates still in the offing, today's multiple primaries across the country should narrow the field somewhat, and will probably reveal front runners in one or both parties by the time all the votes are in.
But how do these candidates address the Jihad? While 'national security' gets a lot of play as an 'issue' on the stump, the pernicious ideology of Jihad, as well as Jihad's centrality to the entire belief system of Islam, gets little or no attention. The Lamestream Media, as usual, is of no help and does not ask the insightful questions of these candidates that should be asked.
Of the four serious candidates left, I think Romney has the best understanding of the threat of Jihad, so he gets my vote. McCain is like Bush on this--i.e. Islam is 'peaceful' and the terrorists are a small extreme minority--what rubbish.
Our own John Sobieski said it best in September 2006, when he wrote of Romney:
...one and only one of the Republican contenders gets it and really understands. That is Mitch Romney. In an article by Diana West, she quotes Romney regarding his opposition to using Mass. taxpayer money to protect Khatami - "State taxpayers should not be providing special treatment to an individual who supports violent jihad and the destruction of Israel." It is just another point in Romney's favor. He has made blunt statements about Islam that can give one hope that this muddled fog our government works under will lift if he becomes President.
And the other side of the aisle? The two Dems are far worse, with both of them promising 'peace conferences', withdrawals and appeasement without end to our Muslim enemies.
At least the election season this year in the US looks to be the most interesting, competitive and unpredictable in living memory. If nothing else, it will be fun to watch.
So don't forget to vote today, and vote for Mr. Romney--the one candidate out there who gives the US the best chances in the war against Jihad and Islam.