It’s been awhile, but I just wanted to say this. If any of my friends, who more less appreciate what Obama’s done in his first years think that this one’s gonna be a breeze, we do so at our own peril. Romney is a smart guy and while he may seem like a robot, he’s been shown to have some middle of the road appeal when he’s not touting a more right wing mantra. We’re about to see if the Tea Party has as much sway as they think they have, the 99% movement, while we understand the sentiment, is largely not a huge factor in most of our lives.
Romney could win.
He’d be somewhat more moderate than his more ideological political persona in the White House, but, to me, he represents an agenda that furthers lower/middle/upper disparities and returns us more less to the same system that ruined our economy. This is about the people with the money, the power and the education taking full advantage of a system that benefits their debt driven profit motives and then blaming less benefitted people (some of which are irresponsible morons in their own right) for poor judgement. But at least the morons aren’t so immersed in greed that they can’t see when enough is enough. Please, job creators, you say the government shouldn’t create jobs, then you do it. Your taxes are as low as ever, you get unlimited borrowing power the stimulate the economy, and you sit on everything you earn. If we were good neighbors, I’d do everything to pay my share of the fence after I knocked it down with my car. We’re just asking that the most benefitted people in our system realize why (more than mere “I worked hard”) they may have been successful. A lot of us work hard. we just don’t expect it to weigh on other people’s lives they way you do.
Mitt Romney champions the tactics of a purely capitalist system. Capitalism is good, but not when it’s the only ideology on the table. Obama has shown preference for both sides of this fight. As much as some may reject that, it’s true. His more left leaning decisions get blasted as a Communist, Mao-loving, terrorist-loving agenda. His more right-decisions are seen as not ever enough or pandering to the right. The truth is, he’s a moderate. That’s why everyone’s somewhat disappointed. I say, “long live moderation”.
I could go on, but this can be tedious for a lot of people. Just don’t get caught sitting on your hands this go. Obama’s not perfect by any stretch, but anti-union, anti gay-marriage, anti-more moderated tax system, anti-sensible regulation, anti-moderate diplomatic relationships is knocking at the door.