This is probably going to be my last real article prior to the election. As you all know, I write one every Friday. I may write one on Monday. I may not. But, for all intents and purposes, this is it.
On Tuesday, 18 months of campaigning will finally end. We will finally be able to declare either Mitt Romney the 45th President of the United States, or will be looking at another four years of Barack Obama in the Oval Office. As you all know, I am definitely not for the re-election of the President. In fact, I abhor the thought. For the past four years, President Obama has done nothing to show that he is a leader until just yesterday. In what amounted to a great photo opportunity, the President took a walk in Sandy torn New Jersey with Republican Governor Chris Christie to show the world he cared. Of course, the Liberal Media at this up. Well, not this voter.
For the last four years, the Oval Office was occupied by an empty chair. Clint Eastwood had it right. The President showed no leadership whatsoever. He played golf, went on expensive taxpayer dates with his wife, and spent time in Hawaii. He just seemed not to care. In fact, as recently as six weeks ago, he did not care enough about the attack in Benghazi which left four Americans dead to cancel a campaign appearance in Nevada. He was more worried about Nevada’s electoral votes, than he was worried about the first US Ambassador to be killed since the Carter Administration.
When he was actually in the Oval Office playing President, he did it poorly. He forced Obamacare down the throats of the American populace even though a majority of the people were against it then and even more are against it now. And, he did it in a way that guaranteed there would be no bipartisanship for the rest of his term. He made Harry Reid use a little know procedure called reconciliation in the Senate to bypass a filibuster. He passed a stimulus bill that created no stimulus except to our growing national debt. And, he bailed out the Auto Industry in a way that almost assuredly guarantees they will have to file bankruptcy again sometime during the next term of a President. And, all of this happened in his first two years in office. Since then, nothing.
Why? Was it the obstructionist Republicans? That is his talking point. But, I beg to differ. In fact, the Republicans have done everything in their power to get government working again in the past two years. But, the President has chosen to check out. They passed numerous budgets and other bills which were either ignored in the Senate or ignored in the White House. Since, he hasn’t had control, the only things he has done are things he could do through Executive Order. That is it. No compromise. No movement. Pure Leftist Ideology. Well, Mr. President, as you told Eric Cantor immediately after your election in 2008, “Elections have consequences.” You should have learned from 2010. You didn’t.
On the other hand, all of you know that I have not been an avid supporter of Mitt Romney, but that has changed. It changed on October 3, 2012, when Mitt Romney showed the world how much he cared in the first Presidential debate. At the same debate, President Obama showed how much of an empty chair he had become. Romney was on target in his thinking. He was aware of the issues. And, most importantly, he had solutions for the economic crisis. Obama just looked like a deer in the headlights. Zapped by the Romney attacks.
As a result, Obama has become desperate. His campaign has resorted to making this election all about a women’s private parts. Forget about the issues, we can’t win on them. Just paint the opponent as the devil to 50% of the populace and maybe you will make them forget the empty chair. This all came to a head when Lena Dunham of HBO fame made her now infamous commercial for the Obama Administration where she explained to the world that voting for Obama in her first election had the same level of excitement as when a women loses her virginity. Puhlleease!
Well, we are now at the end of the tunnel. It all ends in four days. America will pick a leader. Hopefully, it will be for real change this time. Hopefully, America will see the light. Hopefully, Mitt Romney will rule the day. And, for once I hope I lose my bet. Let me have to buy Tom Donelson a dinner at an expensive restaurant. Let Romney go over 300 electoral votes. Sometimes losing is better than winning!