Cyclone Conservatives: Rudy's 'Commitment to America'
Excerpted from this post at Cyclone Conservatives
I received an e-mail in my inbox today from Team Rudy that was another 'Join the Campaign' type of deal. I get about 20 of those a day from both Republicans and Democrats. However, Rudy's was more interesting than most. He had a list of 12 'Commitments' to America. Unfortunately, none of them were a commitment to the Ames 11, 2007 Iowa Straw Poll. Rudy is very ambitious here. I feel like he is promising the world to us. I actually found absolutely nothing in this 'group of 12' that I didn't agree with. While I think this is a nice set of platform platitudes, he'll obviously need to become more detailed. While I think this a nice 'skim over' of his ideas, he also risks sounding like he'll be all things to all people. Here is a rundown of what Rudy is doing. I went through and highlighted the various code words. As you might know, both Republicans and Democrats have established a list of special 'code words' that can easily be spouted in order to get quick applause lines and fire up the base. Rudy's 12 commitments to the American people are: I will keep America on offense in the Terrorists' War on Us. I will end illegal immigration, secure our borders, and identify every non-citizen in our nation...