I have been thoroughly disappointed by the current President and pretty much by all that the Democratic Party represents. It is not like I’m overly enthusiastic by the Republican Party either, but I can stomach casting a vote for Mitt Romney now and even in November. All the rhetoric of 2008 has not come nearly close to fruition as I thought it would.
I have not seen anything over the past three plus years that has resembled anything that looks like change and I lost hope that President Obama was what I thought he was when he began assembling his cabinet.
What I find so interesting today is that people went bat crazy in 2008 as the price of a gallon of gas began to surge. Here we have talk of the price tag for a gallon expected to top $4.00 easily and people want to fool themselves into thinking that they are better off today than they were four years ago. Then there is this facade that things are getting better and the economy is making drastic leaps and bounds from where it was. Unless I am just sleep walking or something, I do not see it as others want the masses to believe.
All this Change 2.0 edition being force fed to the electorate in 2012 that lists the successes of the President Obama administration is a joke as far as I am concerned. But truth be told, a lot of what he is being credited with would have been accomplished under the administration of Mickey Mouse. He is no more than the beneficiary of being the Commander-in-Chief while many of the so-called successes occurred.
GM and Chrysler; would have seen a turnaround regardless.
The capture of Osama Bin Ladin; intelligence would have rooted him out no matter who was at the helm.
The downward trend of the unemployment numbers at double digits; for the sake of his own sanity, those numbers could not go anywhere but down if he even thought that the possibility at the chance for re-election existed.
Though, it is rather ironic that there is a convenient reversal of the numbers as the Republican Party beat themselves up over a primary season.
Needless to say, I will not be voting for President Obama’s bid to be re-elected come November. The exuberance for him that I had in 2007 and what carried over into 2008 and then Election Day has waned. I do not regret casting a vote for him at the time, but he just has not won me over to cast another vote for him.
That is the beauty of the democracy we are privileged to exert here in America when it comes to our politcal process. The ballot box is the opportunity to let your voice be heard and exercising the right to choose who you want to serve you is a fundamental right that should not be passed up.
There were only two true condidates in the Republican Party that I gave a serious look at, but one is gone (John Huntsman) and I am left to hope that Mitt Romney secures the Republican Party nomination. As an independent, the views of the remaining candidates leave me less than warm and fuzzy, but I can settle on at least one of them. Newt Gingrich was never given any consideration by me based on his past hypocrisy. Ron Paul is the other half of the sideshow that was counter to Herman Cain and I just cannot take him seriously. Rick Santorum is too far to the right for my liking and his agenda/platform is not one that I could agree with wholeheartedly. Then there is Mitt Romney; he is far from the perfect candidate, but he comes across as the most presidential of the lot and looks like he is the best suited to get the job done over the next four years.
There are a few things that he can do to really seal the deal with regard to my support for him. First and foremost would be his selection of a running mate. That is a few months off and I am in no way handing the nomination to him, but his running mate will be a critical component to his potential success come November.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012, will be a make or break day for him and going forward, his handlers will certainly have to get him to think before he speaks. Otherwise, his lack of not being able to control his mouth may cost him his party’s nomination and the presidency.