After what seems to have been a long and lengthy battle has now finally come down to judgment day. No, not the end of day as predicted by the Mayan Calender: that’s not for another month and a half. Besides, leap year wasn’t even known to the creators of the Mayan Calander. And certainly not this guy.
The Republican Primaries were a show of who could out-extreme the next. To me, it was a circus sideshow of baffoons: Newt Gingrich (adulterous), Mitt Romney (etch-a-sketch), Ron Paul (shunned), Rick Perry (GWB2), Michelle Bachmann (loony), Rick Santorum (too religious) and Herman Cain (pizza guy). It’s obvious that the Republicans have shifted much further to the right with this kind of line-up. In the end, Americans have decided on Mitt Romney to duke it out against the incumbent, Barack Obama.
My Case Against Romney
I have no question as to whether or not Mitt Romney cares about America, but what kind of America does he stand for? He comes off as a very smug, robotic person, lacks charisma and is seemingly unempathetic to those that are below him. His demeanor is much less than impressive.
Mitt Romney has been a very flip-floppy-wish-washy candidate throughout his entire political career.
- “I’m proud of what we’ve done. If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing [Romneycare], then that will be a model for the nation.” – Mitt Romney, while campaigning for president in Baltimore in 2007
- “At the time I crafted the plan in the last campaign I was asked is [Romneycare] something that you would have the whole nation do, and I said no. This is something that was crafted for Massachusetts. It would be wrong to adopt this as a nation.” – Mitt Romney in a 2011 Republican presidential primary debate
- “Well, I’m not getting rid of all of healthcare reform.” – Mitt Romney, Meet the Press interview (Sept. 9, 2012)
- “Obamacare must be repealed in its entirety.” – Mitt Romney, Hugh Hewitt Show interview (Sept. 10, 2012)
- Romney, writing in a 2008 New York Times op-ed titled “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt”: “If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye.”
- Romney, speaking in 2012 about the U.S. auto industry’s comeback: “I pushed the idea of a managed bankruptcy. And finally, when that was done, and help was given, the companies got back on their feet. So I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry’s come back.”
And here’s a collection of other Mitt Romney Flip-Flops. Say what you will, but the man is nowhere near trustworthy.
It’s time for Americans to put their democracy to the test and decide the most two-sided presidential election of my lifetime. The issues facing this election today are very black and white (unless you’re Mitt Romney and you like to tread that grey area every once in a while).