Jim Gilmore says North Korean Hydrogen Bomb Shows Need for Strong U.S. Leadership
Portsmouth, NH -- Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, the only veteran in the race for the presidency and an acknowledged authority on homeland security, said today "North Korea's claimed detonation of a hydrogen bomb dramatically underlines how dangerous our world has become and demonstrates how badly our nation needs strong, steady presidential leadership."
Gilmore said discussions by the Obama Administration about whether the North Korean explosion was really an H-bomb and the over-the-top reactions by some of the candidates for president "really miss the point." This North Korean detonation shows this is no time to put an amateur in the White House.
"What we have is a very dangerous provocation by North Korea that increases the threat to South Korea, Japan, America and the rest of the world," Gilmore said. "This North Korean escalation at a time when instability and terrorism are increasing in many places in the world shows very clearly the importance of electing a new President of the United States who will provide the responsible leadership necessary to keep Americans safe."
"This isn't something that can lightly be explained away or ignored as the Obama Administration tends to do and it isn't something that calls for the trademark shoot-from-the-hip bluster of some of the candidates for president," Gilmore said. "What we need in this country is rock solid, forceful leadership that can guide our nation to a safe prosperous future."
In addition to serving as a successful former governor of Virginia who cut taxes by $1 billion and created 250,000 jobs, Gilmore is a former U.S. Army intelligence agent and the chairman for five years of a national terrorism commission that warned about a domestic terror attack before 9/11. He is also a former crime-busting prosecutor and a popular former attorney general of Virginia.