“But I will also go through the federal budget line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work and making the ones we do need work better and cost less, because we cannot meet 21st-century challenges with a 20th-century bureaucracy.”
“… but I will also renew the tough, direct diplomacy that can prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and curb Russian aggression.”
Come on Hobbits. Long ways to go yet. Smeagol will show the way.
“Now is the time… to protect Social Security for future generations.”
“No political appointee will be able to lobby the executive branch after leaving government service during the remainder of the administration,”
“I will stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas
we take the precious… and we be the master!
“I’ll eliminate capital gains taxes for the small businesses”
“If you make less than $250,000 a year, you will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime.”
“I will set a clear goal as president: In 10 years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.”
So bright… so beautiful… ah, Precious.
“If you have health care, my plan will lower your premiums.”
“I will revisit the North American Free Trade Agreement and ask Canada and Mexico to renegotiate elements of the bill that are unpopular with U.S. workers”
We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
We swears to serve the master of the precious. We will swear on… on… the precious!
My own, my love… my… preciousssss.
My Precious. My Precious.
America needs a leader that will not be transfixed by the power of the office…
“It is in Men that we must place our hope.”
Perhaps this is the irony of our nation. We create the power of the Precious, have our politicians jump through political hoops to touch its office, and are amazed when they transform upon entering it.
There are no hobbits in our world that can be placed in the Presidency.
It is one branch amongst equals.
“[Three] companions. So be it. You shall be the fellowship of the ring.”
It has to find its way while sharing the power of the people. In the end, promises must be kept. The quest must be won. And then the ring must be thrown in the fires of Mordor.
“I would have gone with you to the end. Into the very Fires of Mordor.”
We independents are looking for who will take the burden of this ring and get the job done. Problem is…where is our Frodo?