Interesting post and in part some what true.
I felt the financial downturn here in Nashville. It happened in April, 2000, as Shania left the road and Garth took on an alter ego that killed his career. I would drive down Music Row and see building after building for rent or for sale. It was looking like a ghost town. It has come back with people like Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, but Bill Clinton and the "roaring 90s" are gone forever. George W. Bush turned out to be a bad president. Gas was 89 cents a gallon at one point after I moved onto the Vanderbilt campus in 1998. Now, it is 4 times that at the same Mapco and climbing. Afghanistan was justified in the aftermath of Bin Laden and 9/11. Toppling Iraq and hanging Saddam proved to be overkill. There were no "weapons of mass destruction" as the politicians called them. (I never understood why they could not utter the words "atomic and hydrogen bombs"). It seems now that Bush settled a family feud with Saddam for having devised plots against his father. Now, the entire Middle East is in turmoil with Israel threatening to strike Iran without first informing the U.S. All this because Bush used the presidency to advance his family and his oil buddies. Bush is forgotten. He said that history would vindicate him. But history has already passed judgment.
Obama inherited a mess and has failed to clean it up. He is in his 4th year and, if anything, has contributed to the decline. Apologizing for Koran burnings on the same day that U.S. soldiers were killed shows his inherent weakness. Having a minority president for its own sake may have seemed a novel idea, but that minority president has proven to be incompetent.
I am pushing Mitt Romney around the web. Some people are jealous of his wealth, and evangelicals resent the fact he is a Mormon. I saw Franklin Graham recently in a clip. Graham strongly implied that Mormons are not Christians. I suppose in Graham's mind, Romney is going to hell.
This has been a primary season like no other. Santorum, Gingrich and Paul are on ego trips. Paul could die of old age during a first term. In my opinion, only Mitt Romney has the background and the know-how to stop the slide. Romney understands economics. He made himself rich and can go a long way toward pulling America out of debt. The solution, of course, is to control spending and whatever that entails. Romney worked in the private sector most of his life. He is not afraid to cut unproductive programs.
Romney is also at a good age. At 64, he has vivid memories of a prosperous, stable America. He has stated that his goal is to restore that.
Romney was governor of Massachusetts. Governing a state is like running a small country. You work with department heads, etc. Obama was a senator. He never ran anything. He is wearing thin, and a second term could spell nothing short of disaster.
I believe Mitt Romney cares about America. He does not have to do this. With his money, he could travel and live out his life in luxury with no fear of potential assassins.
I would like to be doing music all the time. But the country is in worse shape now than at any time since the Vietnam era. We are going to have to come together to put a real leader in the White House, someone we can rally around. I believe Romney can and should be our next 8 year president. The Republican debates have shown competitiveness within the party. Too many guys want to be Reagan's heir. They need to focus on the present and the future. If this is a horse race (and pollsters act like it is), then a slow start is good. There are still 8 months before the election. Romney can move on Obama through the backstretch, then challenge him as they turn for home. Romney can come flying on the outside and overtake a fading Obama at the wire.
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Interesting post and in part some what true.
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Romney is a whiter version of Obama, don't be fooled. But he's the least offensive of the clowns to choose from (ie. Gingrich, Santorum) and he does have an economics/business background. He's attractive, his wife is attractive, what the hell, they'd make a lovely first family. We're busy arguing over birth control these days.
Chachma v'Oz (03-06-2012)
I really, really doubt that Romney would do much different from Obama. Just look at who funds the both of them (spoiler: same folks)
Show us not the aim without the way, for ends and means on earth are so entangled
That changing one, you change the other too; each different path brings other ends in view
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