Sunday, February 13, 2011

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Warns U.S. Of The ‘Red Menace’

Gov Daniels opened his speech with a warning. The thing we have to fear, he said, is the growing Red Menace. Much has been made about Mitch Daniels and his possible run for the presidency. Most of it has focused on his oft stated desire to focus exclusively on fiscal issues and the perilous state of the nation's finances.

Last night Daniels gave the keynote address at CPAC and there was much interest in whether or not he would expand his topics to include the normal range of issues candidates usually must address. Such a departure from his previous statements would have been seen as an indicator that he was going to bow to reality in his run.
“In our nation, in our time, the friends of freedom have an assignment, as great as those of the 1860s, or the 1940s, or the long twilight of the Cold War,” he said. “As in those days, the American project is menaced by a survival-level threat.”

“I refer, of course, to the debts our nation has amassed for itself over decades of indulgence,” he added. “It is the new Red Menace, this time consisting of ink.”
He then launched into a speech about the ways America’s finances, as they stand today, will crush the nation into oblivion.

Governor Daniels believes that social issues need to take a back seat until the budget gets balanced. He is also calling for a broad, civil, and conservative coalition.

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