Much of America is eagerly awaiting mid-term elections next year and presidential elections in 2012 so we can stop and reverse the destructive policies of Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress.
Yet, we all know it takes something to beat something.
Republicans have not offered much in the way of an alternative vision. Nor have they even been willing and able to jump on the tidal wave of opposition that has spontaneously erupted across the country as a result of their adversaries' arrogance and their perversion of American ideals.
I think many Americans share my longing for new leadership to emerge.
We're looking for people of strong, unshakeable convictions to the principles that made America great. We're looking for people who don't desire a career in politics so much as an opportunity to serve their country. We're looking for people who can articulate their beliefs boldly. We're looking for people who actually like America and Americans.
Last week, radio talk-show host, Fox News commentator and best-selling author Sean Hannity just offered the slightest hint that he might consider a bid for the presidency.
I can tell you that he instantly became my pick.
Hannity brings a lot to the table, besides a big audience and the ability to communicate effectively.
He was not a child of privilege. He worked hard to make something of himself. He knew many lean times as he struggled to make it in the highly competitive field of talk radio. He learned that America works for those who work hard. And he sincerely wants to preserve that kind of America for his own children – and their children.
Hannity is a nice guy – and it shows. He has Reaganesque qualities and the ability to inspire people with hope, confidence and a vision of a better way to get things done.
Hannity knows what he believes, and he knows it deep down in his soul. He's got unflagging inner convictions – the kind needed to stand up to the compromising pressures of Washington.
Hannity has made many friends in his careers in radio and TV. That is important because he can be a uniter, a unifier. Every other Republican presidential candidate seeks his favor. But he begins with a constituency of millions who listen to him and watch him daily.
Hannity would be a formidable candidate.
Do I agree with him on everything?
I don't agree with anyone on everything – with the possible exception of my wife. And she steadfastly refuses to run.
But I could get excited about a Sean Hannity candidacy. I could get excited about a Sean Hannity presidency. I even hear he has a birth certificate.
However, it is difficult for successful people like Hannity to risk everything, to put all they have worked hard for on the line, to give up multi-million-dollar contracts so they can beg others for money to help them win the most important office in the world.
It's a tough choice. Sean Hannity is at the top of his game. He's wealthy. He's influential. He's comfortable. And he's having fun doing what he's doing. Hannity loves his job. Giving it up would be a tremendous sacrifice.
He will need a lot of encouragement to step into this breach.
So that is what I am offering here.
I like Sean Hannity.
I respect Sean Hannity.
He's a righteous man.
He has all the ingredients of a good leader – a great leader.
And America is very much in need of a great leader.
I hope other Americans will join me in offering him encouragement to consider this mission – and consider it very seriously.
Media Matters notes that WND and Farah have repeatedly pushed the conspiracy theory that Obama does not have a valid birth certificate and was born in Kenya. Hannity himself has advanced and defended birth certificate theories.