|What do you think of Wikileaks? Is it wrong what they do? Or do they keep governments honest?|
| ||Honestly, the Wikileaks issue is a two-sided coin...|
First, they have exposed the obvious fact that our international relations can either sway from on view to another, or dramatically shift directions - depending on the Administration and outside forces at play. There's nothing new about that.
Second - it exposes a serious flaw in the security of documents within our Government's control. It would also seem to indicate this flaw exists in most likely EVERY Department of the Government.
Do I think what they did was wrong - YES. While it's true that espionage is going to exist, no matter what, the manner in which it was done completely boogles the mind.
Governments have always had to deal with situations such as this, and they do this to keep each other honest. Or at least on the brink of honesty. Wikileaks has done nothing but engage in in an act of cyberterrorism. 9 Dec 10
|where do you stand on privatizing social security?|
| ||I think that it would be a good idea to privatize at least a portion of the Social Security program. By doing so, it would reduce the burden on the Federal budget - as well as giving people the opportunity to control the money that they are working hard for. 8 Sep 10|
|Who would you like to have as your running mate in 2012? would you consider Mitt Romney or Ron Paul?|
| ||As much as I think both Mr. Romney and Rep. Paul are very worthy of the nomination, I do not currently have any considerations toward a running mate.|
Quite honestly though, I do not believe I would entertain either person for the postition of Vice President. Primarily because it would violate a public decision I have made to my supporters. That being - First and foremost, I will not recommend any person who is presently (or within the last 7 years) served as an elected official. To select someone who is an elected official is essentially the same as telling the people in a given Congressional District or State that electing someone to represent them and their interests to the Federal Government is not as important as my interests. The constituents in the District and/or State have every right to expect that their interests are represented by the person they have so chosen, and not to have their vote nullified for the whim of political posturing.
Secondly - I will not consider someone who is serving (or has served within the prior 7 years) as a member of a lobbying group or political action committee. Similar to the above mentioning, any person who is (or has) been serving in this capacity is serving special interest, and I would be more interested in having someone who is contributing on a daily basis to the betterment of the general public, as opposed to only a select group.
I personally believe that anyone who is going to serve as a member of the Cabinet should have a ready understanding of the field (area of expertise) they will be placed in authority of - such as my pick for Secretary of Defense. I want someone who has made a career of the military, from the ground up - not a political hack. 5 Sep 10
Jon Greenspon, Republican Candidate for President 2012