Open letter to Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)

Below, you will find a letter that I have written to Senator DeMint.

Senator DeMint,

I write to you today, not as a constituent of yours, but as a concerned American who is worried about the direction of our country and has began to fear the rapidly expanding power and scope of the federal government.  For that reason, I hope you take the time to hear me out on my thoughts.

I come to you in regards to an interview that you recently did with David Brody of the The Brody File in which you were asked if you would consider a run for president.  Your response to that comment was,

“You know, I’ve always thought of myself as an average guy and when I think of the President of the United States I’m hoping that there is some knight on a white horse that’s going to ride that I can look at and say you know this is Ronald Reagan character or the level that we could have. Frankly, the people that I’ve seen here in politics I realize that I can hold my ground with any of them. There are a lot of changes I’d like to make in this country and I think Americans are going to be ready for someone to tell them the truth next election. Not someone who will give them a good speech but someone who reminds them that the federal government has to do less not more. I’m hoping we can find that candidate out who has shown himself to be a great Governor or somewhere. It’s not something I desire. Anyone who really desires it does not know how much trouble we’re in as a country because we’ve got some tough times ahead of us and we need a President, who says we can get through it, we can come out better on the other side but we’re going to have to sacrifice.”

With all due respect Senator DeMint, while you stated that it was not something you desire, you laid out every reason why you MUST run.  As a freshman Senator, you have proven yourself a leader.   You stood up to your own party with respect to the TARP program, you fought the current administration on the Stimulus plan, and you work to prevent the intrusion and government into our lives at every turn.  In large part because of you, the American people were able to make our voices heard with the election of Marco Rubio (Fl) and Rand Paul (KY), which were huge wins.  While some of your other picks such as Sharon Angle (NV), Ken Buck (CO), and others were defeated in the general elections, their victories in the primaries were instrumental in stirring up the establishment GOP.  Even today, you yourself stand up to the establishment with your resolution to ban earmarks, showing that you truly understand the people and their desire to change course.

Sir, you are what America needs to saved.  You spoke true words when you made the following statement:

It's going to be a painful job for the next president if they do it right. Taking apart this huge bureaucracy, fighting the government unions, doing the things that have to be done to cut spending and cut the size of the federal government and restore some fiscal sanity,

We, the people, understand these words.  We are willing to follow someone who will tell us the truth and communicate the consequences.  Your popularity proves that you are someone that Americans relate to and understand.  It proves that they will follow, if you would just have the willingness to lead.  Yes, it will be hard, but it is something that must be done to restore our valor.

You state that you are waiting for a “white knight”, but I bring to you the idea that you are the white knight.  Heroes rarely understand their place until after their actions make them so.  I understand it is not a job you may want, but it is a job that American wants (needs) you to have.  With this election, you have a number of young guns that can help your position with Rubio and Paul.  You have others such as Paul Ryan, who have been begging an audience for his good ideas but has been largely ignored by the current administration and GOP establishment.  The tools are there, all that is lacking is a leader.  I believe you to be that leader.  If given the opportunity, you will have my vote and my promise to do all within my power to assure your election.  This nation is under attack from within and we have precious little time to defend it.  If the GOP did not get the message and amend their ways, then 2012 will be our last hope to stop the leftward slide that America has been taking for years.  For this reason, I beg you to reconsider. 

American and fellow patriot,

Nicky Pike

"Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them."  - William Shakespeare