It was amazing how one day made such a difference in this campaign. Suddenly within days of the close of the Democrats Convention Obama surges in the polls, and many are asking why. I think I have the answer.
All the American people wanted was an explanation, and acceptance of responsibility. That’s all they wanted. They also wanted to have comparison and contrast. they got that too. Once they did, americans balanced the positions and leaned toward Mr. Obama.
Now of course the question is will he be able to hold and build upon that lead? If he does the right things he can. Because when you get right down to the nuts and bolts of this thing, it is all about the people. Not just a chosen privileged few, but all of the people. Last Thursday night Americans felt like they were included, not excluded. They felt like they were part of the solution, not part of the problem. They felt like they were in this thing too, not an outsider looking in from the outfield somewhere. They thought that there was hope.
That is what people wanted. They had heard Mr. Romney, and were really not satisfied with his perception of the way things were. They did not feel as if he and Mr. Ryan were representing them. They represented the rich, and the richest of the rich. They were excluded. But when people sat in that packed convention and listen to Mr. Biden and others who understood the score. Knew what was happening “Down Here “, I think something snapped. People realized then what this was all about. It was about them. You, me, Mom, Dad, the Kids, the Family, the Rich, the Poor, the Middle Class, all in this thing together, as a nation. It was not, and could not be about just a chosen few. Because if that becomes the case ………. All hopes for Democracy are lost. A few very rich, well healed Far Right, Conservative Fat Cats, loaded with big money, will control everything, and finish the job. In the end…..It is the little people, middle class and upper middle class who pay the tab, and the rich who glean all that is left from the American Economy.
That is what I think the American people heard from President Obama. As I said before, the only question is will the President be able to hold and build upon the lead. In all practicality……..The decision is his. Time will tell. But the clock is ticking with only 60 days to go.
Have a great day and as usual………..God Bless America!