This isn’t an endorsement; rather it’s an attack on both the Republicans and the Democrats. We have a President that has split the country with his health care program. Don’t assume that the ones disagreeing with him on health care are the ones that didn’t vote for him. Then we have a Republican Mitt Romney that makes 21 million a year who was governor of Massachusetts and seems to like universal health care. Why is he even bothering to run? This is the Republicans knight in shining armor? It’s kind of like his first Crusade, he’s not sure who he’s going to vanquish, but he’s polished up and ready to go. Get the dragon ready.
In several elections in the past, a third party candidate has thrown the election to the incumbent. Ross Perot comes to mind, and everything that he ran on and claimed would happen, has happened. (He lost to someone who forever changed the concept on how to enjoy a good cigar)
The real thing to look at here is if Obama wins, we have a "TV personality," with a captive audience, who will lecture us for another 4 long years, on what we are doing wrong (yawn). If Romney wins, he’ll be blamed for the impending financial disaster. From there, the Democrats would stand to win the next election no matter what.
I don’t see Mitt Romney being the right Republican choice for President. What voter wants to give his vote to the guy who already has everything? (“Vote for me and I’ll let you wash my Yacht”). In a depression, not too many folks are inclined to vote for a rich Republican.
Normally, I vote Republican except when there is an incumbent. My grandfather gave me some advice, “Never change horses in mid-stream.” So if the Supreme Court, votes down the health care bill, I’d feel safe with Obama at the helm. It’s not like he is steering the boat, but we can let him take the blame for what Congress has done, and will do over the coming 4 years.
There are two people out there, well known enough to run as independents, Ron Paul and Chris Christie, (governor of New Jersey). Ron Paul is a voice that talks common sense; he is addressing the national debt as a real issue and no one is really taking him seriously. Chris Christie is producing results that are working for his state. I don’t see either of them on the ballot. Maybe it is time for a third party. This is one time, where many voters might entertain voting for an Independent, it might not be viewed as “throwing your vote away.” Do we dare confront the Democrats and Republicans? I don’t care to vote for either one of them, they have blamed each other for all of our problems.
Do we vote for the Used Car Salesman or the guy with the Yacht? Not much of a choice is it?
Copyright 2012 by Jim Brubaker