Way back in the day. You know, before Britney’s second break down. There was a name thrown about as a potential Republican for President. A hero’s hero. A General of impeccable record, experience, and fortitude.
Colin Powell, unfortunately, never rose to the call. Can’t say I blame him. I think he saw what the President must survive just to win the election, much less actually *do* the job, and didn’t want any of it. No siree, just let me retire, start a foundation, and pull in 6 figures for an hour long speaking engagement.
However, in times of crises and fear, America has a tendency to find and elevate new heroes. Andrew Breitbart, of the Washington Times, has an idea on who to look to. Someone who has been in the arena and survived.
The last time I felt this hopeless was when the Democratic Party and its cohorts in the media sold us on the false premise that we lost the war in Iraq. In the process, they also sought to demonize the very man that led us out of our peril.
His name is Gen. David H. Petraeus.
In the election of 2010, Republicans should run heroic veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom who exhibited the will and fortitude to defeat the enemy and to rebuild a torn nation, even while too many of their fellow countrymen wrote them off.
I gotta say, although I have an innate distrust of someone so widely revered, I kind of like this idea.