Mitt Romney, it seems, will be whoever you want him to be, if it assures him a victory in his bid for the presidency. That is indeed a sad commentary, but it is also a common practice. Rather than just telling the voter who you are and what you stand for and letting the chips fall where they may. The candidate now goes out and conducts extensive research, as Mr. Romney did, and then goes out and sells himself on that favorable position. Whether he actually believes in those positions, is not relevant. What is relevant, is that you come out of the gate agreeing with what you think is the majority of Americans.
As a result you are hoping to win the White House. Because, regardless of your opinion, you mimic the voters desire, and they vote for you and as a result you become President of The United States of America. Democracy in action?
When he was governor of Massachusetts, he was pro-choice. However, now that he is running for President his position is opposite his previous stand. He opposes Obama Care, but in his home state he was the author of Romney Care. Both Medical Reform Acts are, I might add, are much the same, including the mandate that everyone must be insured.
I have issue’s with phony campaign tactics designed to just garner the vote. Romney has used a standards sales approach to run for the highest office of the land. What he is doing is researching the field, finding out what the base positions are. Then he opposes his opposition, and changes his positions to fit the target group he is after. He has done it on the campaign trail, by altering his position, twiking it here and there. A little moderate for one group, more conservative for another. To one group he might say “Well, I am pro-choice, have to oppose abortion on the grounds of “A”, “B” and “C”. Then to another group he opposes Pro-Choice, and any form of abortion based on a whole different set of criteria. One might say “Mitt you can’t have it both ways”, but, in Mitts case, as I see it right now, Mitt is getting that way……Both way’s.
Why? Because all too many voters do not pay any real attention to what is being said, what the positions are or how policy at a national level might be formed. They instead fall in line behind the guy who sounds good. The more aggressive. That was proven in the first debate between Mr. Romney and President Obama. Obviously Obama was not prepared. Mr. Romney was. Romney was more aggressive, and pushed to dominate the debate. He did, and he was declared the winner.
Now the race has narrowed. Some say the President holds a slim lead. Others say Governor Romney holds a slim lead. One poll says they are both tied 48% to 48%. A dead even race.
I for one go toward the perception of a dead even race. It is too close to call. I am actually becoming doubtful that I will be able to project a winner during the final days of this election.
This one is going to go down to the wire.
That’s my point of view………I look forward, as usual, to your insights on the issues of the day. Until then have a great day and as usual……………God Bless America!