As President Obama moves his administration ever further to the left, there will be a growing hunger of Americans to find relief from the growing burden and intervention of government in their lives. Obama will continue to unite the conservative movement and spur the growth of grassroots conservative organizations. The radical Obama policies also will sharpen alternative conservative, free-market alternative policies, and a growing number of voters will discover that these policies are a safe haven from the leftist radical storm that will rob them of the prosperity of the American Dream.
In addition, as the battle of ideas between the radical left and conservatives grows, US voters will see a number of quality conservative presidential candidates emerge, men and women with substance and experience, who will will capture our imagination and our loyalty. Already there are five well known figures among conservatives who are viable contenders for the presidency in 2012: Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Bobby Jindal. And, undoubtedly, others will emerge.
As an Arkansan, Mr. Huckabee, our former successful governor, and GOP presidential nominee contender in 2008, has a special place in my thinking. While Huckabee was pronounced by some conservatives as not quite conservative enough in '08, the facts are that he is a sound, intelligent conservative with substantial ideas.
Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska, already has demonstrated an executive ability to help bring prosperity to her state, and she has the courage to counter corruption in her own party. And in two more years, Palin will only increase an already impressive political resume.
Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, is well known for his economic expertise and economic achievement. If you compare Mr. Romney with Mr. Obama in the area of economics, it would be like putting Michael Jordan up against me in a one-on-one basketball game -- simply no contest.
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the US House of Representatives and architect of the GOP capture of the House in 1994, is well known as a person of substantial policy ideas and sound conservative vision. Gingrich's vast historical and policy knowledge will be a major force in the 2012 presidential race.
Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana and former US House member, is the youngest of this leading group of GOP presidential contenders, and one its intellectually brightest. Jindal already has put his foot down concerning the Obama spendulus plan, refusing to accept some of its spending because it has too many strings that will negatively impact future state spending.
Thankfully, Mr. Obama's radical leftist vision for our future is sharpening our opposition, and our country will benefit by the growing strength and eventual victory of conservatives.