The Republican Convention has drawn to a close. The delegates are on their way home. Romney and Ryan are back on the campaign trail. Of course, as was expected Talk Radio gave Mitt an A+ and gloated over just how great the convention was. But there is something missing, something wrong, it’s as if we were told something, but we just don’t quite know what it is.
Mr. Romney came out in front of the convention and accepted their nomination for President of The United States. Then to cheers, and the roar of conventioners he delivered his acceptance speech. He asked the voters of The United States to help him rebuild the economy. He said he would create 12 million new jobs. Romney said he would work to unify a divided country. He said ” What is needed in our country today is not complicated or profound. It doesn’t take a special government commission to tell us what America needs. What America needs is jobs. Lots of jobs.
There is no doubt that Americans are frustrated. They are not happy with the way the American economy is going. They are not happy with the pace of job availability. They are not happy with wages either stagnate or decreasing. They are not sure about the idea of Obama’s version of Medical Reform. They are not happy with the dismal performance of Congress. They have all the good reasons to be concerned about the direction that this country seems to be heading.
At the same time though, they are not all that sure about the direction Mr. Romney would take this country if he were elected President. After all, he really has not told us exactly what it is he wants to do, but even more important, how he is going to do it, and who is going to be impacted by his actions. As many political pundants have said Mr Romney has said a whole lot of what he would do, and made promises of a better economy and a greater America. But he has been vague on details, and persists in holding his plans close to his chest.
His wife said in a stirring speech that “You can trust Mitt”, and called on voters to take it on faith, many were reminded that they had taken Barrack Obama on faith and look where we are today. Allies promised that Romney would tell the hard truth. He was not afraid of controversy. He was ready for the fight. But when the candidate himself came before the convention the one thing he did not do was ball his fist, strike a determined pose for the camera and say…I come before you today as the candidate who will bring an end to economic kaos, and create jobs, stabilize the economy, and return America to its once previous glory! Instead, he talked about how he would resolve the issues of the day but not once actually say or explain any minute detail as to just how he would do it.
However, other convention speakers were apparently given the task of clarifying that Romney was gutsy and would take on the hard task. They assured the convention that Romney was more than capable of clarifying the mess we are in, and this is what we will do to clean up the mess, and yes there will be those who suffer if not drown in the process. But he is also capable of dealing with angry voters who are turned out to pasture as a result. OH well, they seemed to be saying. That there is the way the cookie crumbles. Not to worry though, on this point it was all too clear that the one’s suffering were not those who happen to standing in that hall. Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey delivered that point home quite articulatory when he said ” Our problems are big, and the solutions will not be painless”. No doubt my friends……There is an agenda, but Mr. Romney is not telling us what that agenda is. There it is……That is what is bothering me……Mr. Romney has an agenda, he has a plan, however, he is not telling us what the plan is!
He has a plan on Medicare……….He won’t give us the details.
He has a plan on entitlements…….He won’t give us the details.
He has a plan……….but his cards are held tight, and he will not go in to details. But his wife says we can trust him.
I have some issues with Mitt Romney. I have issues with the far right ultra conservatives who are pushing a radical agenda that will impact the lives of thousands if not millions of Americans. I also have a problem with their attitudes toward minorities. They have held that close to their chest as well. Careful, ever careful not to offend anyone minority. Careful, to never question the Americanism of any minority. Never breach the subject of rasism. Never give an opinion on a sensitive issue. However, now and then that deep hatred of a given people creeps through, such as was with the issue when a camera woman from CNN who happened to be black had peanuts thrown at her and was then told “That’s how we feed the animals”.
Of course the PR people were on the spot telling as well as assuring one and all that this behavior is not going to be tolerated. This not the Republican agenda. We are not racists.
The damage had already been done though. Leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
No……There is something missing in this campaign. it is a hidden agenda, and the deep-seated perception that anyone not successful making millions is a failure, and somehow less than these rich folk who call themselves republicans, and Conservative. I feel as if they are saying ” We will put you in your place”. The agenda will be explained when we take over .washington.
Have a good night. I look forward to your insights on this Convention.
God Bless America!