The Greatest People in the U.S.A.

Geneva Garner is 108 years old. On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote. She “hasn’t missed a presidential election since, and she wasn’t about to miss her 22nd — her wheelchair and the touch-screen computer be damned.”

“For the first time in her life, Garner did not vote for a Republican candidate.” She voted for Ralph Nader.

“Oh no, I don’t expect him to win. It’s just on principle. … It’s a protest vote,” she said. “[Obama and McCain] are good businessmen and I think they’re both smart,” Garner said. “But they don’t have the extra intelligence that some of our great presidents had. There are so many great people in our country, why can’t we find some of them?”

Teddy Roosevelt’s fiery speeches are still clear in her mind. Her memory has grown cloudy, and she cannot remember her first vote. (That would be for Calvin Coolidge in 1924.) She surely didn’t vote for Franklin Delano Roosevelt — though she put him on her list of great presidents alongside Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

“Of course our first presidents, just remarkable what we got, George Washington, [Thomas] Jefferson, such a miracle that we had such wonderful men to make our Constitution,” she said. “I wouldn’t think we could dig up as many fine people with the education and the character today than we had at the beginning of our country.”

We need politicians today who will truly uphold the Constitution of the United States.

Why can’t we find some of the greatest people in our country?

I know who some of them are. Ron Paul. William BJ Lawson. Tom McClintock.

Who will be the next great president? I don’t think Obama will be one. But who knows? I do expect the stock market to rise tomorrow based on optimism.

I wonder if BJ Lawson would consider running for President. It’s a tough job. I probably wouldn’t.

2 Responses to “The Greatest People in the U.S.A.”

  1. Katy says:

    Unfortunately, the winner is not always the best person. Nowadays, it’s the one who can raise the most money, and buy lots of ads in all types of media to smooze people over.

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