I was invited to speak at a campaign event a few weeks ago by the Santa Monica Republican Womens Federated.
They held a nice event at a steakhouse on the West side. Several candidates were there, and each was invited to speak for a few minutes. After the luncheon, they asked us all to come up front and to participate in a panel-style question and response period. I stood quietly off to the side and watched as other candidates eagerly raced each other to answer question after question. I didn't care for this type of format and had no plan to answer any questions.
After about 30 minutes of listening to the others, the host asked me if I would like to say something.
I launched into a five minute answer that was easily one of the best of my political career.
I talked about Barack Obama and how he was actually a gift to the Republican Party. At first the audience was stunned, but then they started to follow my explanation.
I told them that, due to Obamas lack of leadership and integrity, that he was going to cause the 2010 election to be a rout. The Democrats will lose over 50 seats in Congress. They might even lose the Senate, too.
In a regular year, Republicans would not achieve this level of success by themselves.
But when you have a President like this, voters get really scared.
They see his arrogance and how he went and tripled the national debt in a matter of days.
They see how he appoints tax cheats, communists, and lunatics to important government posts.
His aggressive assaults on personal freedom include a new high-water mark for the left.
These dangerous enemies of freedom can now say it is OK for the government to demand that you buy health insurance. They are saying that by the mere fact of your very existence, the government owns you.
They also see sky-high unemployment, business failures, foreclosures, and bankruptcies.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will go down in history -- that's for sure -- but it won't be the type of history the Democrats had hoped for when creating this situation back in the Carter Administration.
Facing this type of historic misery, even Democratic voters can start to understand that the pain they feel is the result of big government. High spending Democrats who want to raise taxes on them in the middle of the worst recession in decades.
Every human being has an inner warning system that tells them they are in danger. And for many Americans, that alarm started going off soon after the 2008 election.
When in the secrecy of the voting booth, I explained, many of these people are going to vote their pocketbook.
Democrats will be thrown out of office in large numbers.
I can't wait for November.