John Ransom

You missed me, but you didn't get me flowers?

Well another week and another batch of comments to get through.


Ken wrote: Missed you Tuesday. You tired or is Townhall tired? Noticed already you are not listed on the list of authors as most of the others are on the right. So, I ask for the daily sort, and there you are. –in response to Time for the Timid President

Dear Ken,

Thanks for missing me. I usually take a day off from writing during the week. Mid week is really busy for the site, so anything I write would just get ignored anyway. Plus I have to keep the site going 7 days a week and I’m in the middle of working on a book. It’s always busy for me.

Truthfully, I should write less, but see below.  

Bob A. wrote: John Ransom should immediately seek help from his shrink about his "Obama Derangement Syndrome"!–in response to Time for the Timid President

Dear Bob A.,

I did seek help. It was recommended that I get out more and do something with people, so I spent 2009 helping beat back union encroachment on education choices in Colorado.

We were so successful that our new board of education was able to implement one of the most ambitious voucher systems in the country. It’s making its way through the court system now. If it holds up it will be one of the most impressive education reforms in the country in the last fifty years.

But still that wasn’t enough. I was told that traveling might help me with my Obama Derangement Syndrome.

So I traveled to Nevada where I spent the 2010 election cycle in the 3rd Congressional district educating voters about issues important to conservatives. Freshman incumbent Democrat Dina Titus lost her race in the 3rd to Republican Dr. Joe Heck by 1900 votes.

Well. Even after that I was still feeling most of the symptoms of Obama Derangement Syndrome. So it was recommended that I take up writing. And here we are.

I think there is really only one cure. That’ll come in November 2012.

But thanks Bob A. for expressing concern.       

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.