Chuck Norris
The art of jujitsu is to use an opponent's weight and strength to your advantage. I believe this is what the conservatives must do in the coming 2012 presidential election.

President Barack Obama's "weight and strength" is that by next year, he will have a surplus of $1 billion in campaign money and the mainstream media supporting him. He also has ACORN (or whatever it calls itself now) and other community organizers rallying the liberal troops to make sure he gets re-elected. Add to that his slick-willy youth charm and pseudo-charisma, with which he has bamboozled a large part of the American public, which neither follows politics nor understands how he has unraveled the very fabrics of our republic. Tailor that with Obama's unique ability to make one believe he means what he says from a teleprompter and you have a formidable foe.

But as Rickson Gracie -- a retired mixed martial artist, an eighth-degree red-and-black belt in Brazilian jujitsu and a member of the renowned martial arts family the Gracies -- once said, "if size mattered, the elephant would be the king of the jungle."

How true that is.

But it's also true that the elephant here (Obama), despite the shape of the economy, is leading every Republican presidential candidate by double-digit margins. A brand-new Reuters/Ipsos poll reveals that Obama is even "ahead of his closest Republican rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, by 13 percentage points -- 51 percent to 38 percent."

To be effective, conservative organizations, independents, Libertarians, Republicans, tea partyers and other grass-roots groups across our country must make people aware that it is time we unite as one voice and, if you will, one jujitsu force. And that includes the Republican candidates running for president. If they don't, we will proceed through the presidential primaries with politics as usual and get swallowed up in the partisan muck and mire.

As my friend Mike Huckabee stated June 3 during a speech at the Clinton School of Public Service, "it's not going to be an easy path for whoever the Republican (nominee) is. Whoever it is is going to come out of a bloody primary, broke and battered, because I anticipate the Republicans will do what they typically do and they'll have a demolition derby, a circular firing squad, and load up with bullets and start shooting, and then by the time somebody comes out of this thing -- in, let's say, April or May -- they have very little time to recover. They'll never be able to come up with the amount of cash that the incumbent's going to have, and plus he's an incumbent president, which means the advantages of flying in on Air Force One and being presidential is very different than being the challenger."


Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris is a columnist and impossible to kill.