Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Willard “Mitt” Romney the Loser

Now that the Republican National Convention is in full swing, I can’t help but not really care all that much.  It isn’t that I didn’t want a candidate to be nominated (I did want Ron Paul to win), it’s just that I am not all that enthusiastic about the loser who will take the nomination.

Willard “Mitt” Romney is a losing candidate.  He lost to John McCain in 2008.  John McCain was a candidate who could not beat out George W. Bush in 2000, so what does that say about Romney?  If the current trend of Republican Presidential nominees holds, I think we’ll see a potted houseplant running in 2020.

The Republican party does not seem to want to change with the times either.  Their leaders are Hell-bent on sticking the dated social issues, which they never seem to resolve once in office, and the tired old Cold War-era mentality when it comes to foreign policy.

What really frustrates me about the Republican party is that they are touted by many conservatives as the party for the constitutionalists, yet no where on their platform is there ever an indication that the GOP would move us in that direction.  While I believe that the United States Constitution is an imperfect document written by imperfect people, it is the contract between the people of this nation and the states of this to determine how they would be governed.

Yet everywhere I look, I see one Republican after another touting all these lofty ideals with not so much as a peep about the United States Constitution.  It is almost as if that whole document, which is the basis for law and the Republic system we all live under, does not exist.

What is even more frustrating is that the people who are supposedly conservative are supporting Willard the loser because they somehow think that President Obama would be worse.  Yet they can only speculate on what a President Romney would do in place of President Obama.  So far, Romney has not called out Obama on his murder of innocent citizens, the unlawful arrests of veterans, the support of al-Qaeda led groups in Muslims nations, and the expansion of Presidential power to include the unlawful detainment of citizens for reasons of security.  I can only assume that Romney whole-heartedly embraces that power.

Romney is a loser, by and large, though because he fails to inspire people.  The best he can do is to claim that he is not Obama, without citing the differences, and that only gets you so far.  Eventually, people will begin to realize that he has no big ideas or a better plan.  If anything, Romney may only win because President Obama simply does not want the job anymore (which also seems to be case).

Sure Romney is not Obama.  But is that alone a reason to vote for him?