It’s no secret that I have major policy differences with President Obama on about everything---I believe in American exceptionalism, standing strong with Israel, lower taxes, de-centralization of government from the federal to the local level, the sanctity of every human life, less regulation, taxation, and litigation, and on and on…but President Obama can’t be blamed for an economy that is killing the middle class, for broken promises about taxes going up for people making under $250,000 a year, for not being to keep your health plan or your doctor, for the dismal standing of our nation in the eyes of the world—so bad that even our friends are spitting mad at us. Turns out, it’s not his fault. Because he didn’t know anything about it….any of it. It’s a good thing a newspaper gets delivered to the White House, or otherwise President Obama wouldn’t have a clue about Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the criminal activities of the IRS, the Justice Department trampling over the 1st amendment rights of the AP and Fox News’ James Rosen, the disastrous Obamacare website, the fact that under the not-so affordable care act, more Americans have LOST their health care than have signed up. The President had no idea that death benefits would be denied to those killed in action during the government shutdown; he was completely unaware the NSA was illegally spying on millions of America citizens or tapping phone calls of leaders from European allies all the way to the Pope. This is like Tim Cook, CEO of Apple saying he didn’t know Apple had a new iPad until he read it in the papers; or Theo Epstein, when he was CEO of the Boston Red Sox saying he wasn’t aware that Boston won the World Series until he glanced at the sports page; or that Roger Ailes was surprised to find out that Fox News beat all the other news channels for 12 years in a row until he heard it on the Huckabee Show. Whenever there is a crisis or controversy, the answer with this President is the same (SOT). The President’s biggest problem is that he hasn’t a clue how to run an organization...he has zero executive experience. I’m not sure he could organize a 2 car parade, and if he did, he’d have to read the news accounts of it to know which cars were in it. When I was Governor, there was a standing order: Don’t let me ever learn something about a problem in state government by reading the paper. Good news can wait until the morning, but bad news is to be delivered immediately, regardless of time of day or night. I never fired people because they made mistakes. I made more than anyone and mine were always far more visible than theirs. If a mistake was made, there was no reason for me to use up my energy screaming about it—just get it fixed. But one thing would get a staffer or agency head fired on the spot—not informing me that we had a problem. No one can know everything going on—my chief of staff used to say, “If I know everything going on, not enough is going on,” but if there is a problem or a breakdown, or a failure, or a looming disaster, that had better be delivered to me faster than President Obama can get to the golf course. This President has outsourced much of the functions of government and all of the responsibility. If he can’t or won’t do the job of President, then maybe he could outsource to someone who can and would do it. And Mr. President, I am available.

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  • john lund

    03/04/2014 04:18 PM

    Boy, do we need someone else for president. I hope to hear that you are going to run Mike. Please, be sure to get an explicit message out about your policies and what you plan to do and or would like to see accomplished. I have my fingers crossed. jl

  • Terry Smith

    12/20/2013 05:35 AM

    Mike, it's time for you to run for President again!!! We need a man of faith running our country.

  • James Gunn

    12/14/2013 08:31 AM

    Dear Governor: First, I respect you as an individual and strongly believe in many of your positions. You have though recently made a serious judgment error by supporting Senator Grahamnesty. Graham is a RINO and has a very poor rating from the Heritage Action group. If it wasn't for Congressman Socialist Clyburn, Graham would have the lowest rating from Heritage Action, specific to the South Carolina delegation in DC. Remember he was the only republican senator to vote for Kagan and Sodlemeyor (?). I have a list of almost 2 dozen RINO decisions made by Graham. If you want to run for President, Graham will be an anchor around your neck. Don't believe me, put out a survey and ask your conservative supporters what they think of Graham.
    Former President, Myrtle Beach Tea Party, Jim Gunn

  • Lilia R. Loudermilk

    12/09/2013 12:08 AM

    If you are available to be President,run for President.I voted for you before and I'll vote for you again. I have a lot of faith in you, and I know a lot of other people do too. God speed.

  • Larry P Schoenholz

    11/22/2013 11:18 AM

    Bill Clinton was empeached for lying why not Mr. Obama.
    When I loose respect for a president I do not call him president. Republicans need to wake up and so does black Americans.

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