As many of you will already now, former three star admiral and congressman Joe Sestak has been spending the last couple of months campaigning for the Presidency in Iowa. He will likely have shook almost every hand and shared his views on the whole spectrum of issues with the electorate by the time of the Iowa Caucus.
We would not be surprised if he receives a respectable portion of their vote and thus attract some national media attention. It is a courageous gambit.
This is from Sestak’s almost daily correspondence to supporters and others:
“‘General James Mattis, former Defense Secretary, said: ‘Nations with allies thrive, and those without them wither… Alone, America cannot protect our people and our economy. At this time, we can see storm clouds gathering.’”
“I agree. I said this in my announcement speech:
“America’s greatest power is its power to convene, to bring the peoples and nations of the world together for a common cause that serves us all. That is what America had been doing ever since the world’s greatest generation had returned home from having defeated the horrors of fascism and imperialism in the second of the world wars. And they swore it wouldn’t happen, again, to us, a third time.
“They kept their promise by building the liberal world order based upon the rules of individual and human rights, open and fair markets, fair and just governments. It was one that embraced the world’s collective good. Whether Stalinism or human rights atrocities, dire poverty or world recessions, we convened the world by the power of these ideals. By bringing together those that shared these values in multilateral organizations and agreements, and by leading those efforts, we all became stronger, safer, healthier and more prosperous in our freedoms.”
We agree with both General Mattis and Admiral Sestak.
While we are not endorsing Sestak for the presidency, we admire his high intelligence, insights on major issues, clarity of presentation, patriotism and pluck. It is unfortunate that he is not a part of the national CNN debates.