I had a chance to check out the new Rick Perry for president ad. I was struck by the line that "we don't need a president who apologizes for America." It reminded me of how much I have gotten tired of seeing Obama running down the United States. I cannot get the unpleasant image out of my mind of Obama bowing down to various, unsavory foreign leaders including the Saudi king.
Obama's comfort with Hugo Chavez reminded me that Obama was also comfortable with Communist party members like his Hawaii mentor Frank Marshall Davis, retired domestic terrorists like Bill Ayers, or active socialist politicians like Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer. I have gotten really tired of Obama apologizing for American and I miss the days when we had a confident president who believed in American political culture and articulated anti-Communist ideals. I miss having a president who promotes the institutions and values which have made our nation the greatest on Earth.
Perry's ad reminds me that Obama has been a drag on our country economically and spritually. He has held back the growth and recovery of the U.S. economy and lost us two million private sector jobs. He has dragged down our reputation overseas and left innocent people to the terror of Hamas, Al Queda and worse. Obama has dragged down our pride in our nation by tearing down those who create wealth and jobs as if they were the enemy instead of the source of American vitality. Perry's new ad captures this economic, spiritual and inspirational dissatisfaction. Good for him.
John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.