Mitt's The Man
Ireland needs Mitt Romney as the next US President if the Emerald Isle is to claw its way out of economic turmoil. Defending Democratic President Barack Obama’s Train of Hope has come off the rails with only the scalp of terrorist scum Osama bin Laden to his credit.
But the hard reality is that Mitt is the lesser of the two evils, to coin a popular phrase. The last thing Ireland needs is another foreign dose of Obama’s wishy-washy liberal policies.
I want a strong, Christian, Right-wing President who will virtually order Irish Americans – indeed, anyone with even a drop of Irish blood in their veins – to visit Ireland and pump much-needed tourism cash into our island economy.
My only worry about Mitt is that he’s a Mormon by religious faith – and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is viewed as a very suspicious cult in Ireland, next to the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientologists and occult odd-balls.
Many traditional Christian denominations – both Catholic and Protestant – host Bible study sessions warning about the dangers posed by the well-dressed Mormon evangelists who tour all Irish housing developments with their distinct American accents, black name badges and crew-cut hair-dos.
If I suspected for one moment that Mitt would use his Presidency to ram Mormonism down our throats, then I’d have to eat my words and pray Obama gets in for a second term. But if Mitt keeps his Book of Mormon firmly in his hip pocket, then the Republican Party candidate is the right President to make 2013’s Gathering a ‘Mitt-Roaring Success’!
The Gathering is a high-wire plan to attract hundreds of thousands of people with Irish roots back to the Emerald to kick-start the economy. Ironically, our island’s biggest export at the moment is our people, especially our youth.
It is tearful to sit at Dublin and Belfast International airports and watch the hundreds of talented young people with their bags packed leaving Ireland ‘for good’ because the Celtic Tiger economy has been skinned alive.
Mitt is also the man to encourage the UK and Ireland to develop their respective armies, not fire much-needed troops. We need as many soldiers as possible for the inevitable war against Iran. We need a tough-talking American President who will back Israel to the hilt. Ireland needs a President who will pull all British and American troops out of Afghanistan and if the Afghans start pissing about, then drop a couple of nukes on their miserable little state. The hard military medicine which the UK and US must swallow is that if the once mighty Russian empire could not tame the Afghans, what makes the West think it can succeed where the Soviet Union so blatantly failed?
A President Mitt can also persuade – or bully – the Dail into getting Southern Ireland to drop its totally daft neutrality stance and devote troops into an international brigade to defend Israel against the Holocaust-style agenda of Iranian screwball president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Instead of cutting jobs in British and Irish armed forces, a President Mitt could ensure a rapid expansion of the police, army, navy and airforce in Ireland and the UK. Irish troops have served with distinction in the United Nations forces across the globe, especially in the Middle East. Many British Army regiments have and are packed with Irish people.
A President Mitt along with British Premier Dandy Dave Cameron could boost Ireland’s economy north and south by stocking the island full of nuclear missiles, submarines and planes. Think of the support jobs which would flow from building our armed forces on both sides of the border. Mitt Romney has my vote as the man who can revive the Celtic Tiger.