Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Obama Re-Elected or Romney De-Selected?
Everybody take a deep breath and calm down. Obama was and is our president, nothing has changed, America isn't sliding straight down into hell tomorrow, that should take eighteen months at least, just kidding. What will happen is nothing. We have a divided government and a president who did not win the popular vote. There will be two more years of gridlock and then a new mid-term election.
As we look to the future perhaps Republicans should consider who they run for office more carefully, perhaps both sides should take a big step towards the middle, perhaps politicians should get the ___ out of making pronouncements about reproductive issues, perhaps religion should actually be separated from matters of the state as our founding fathers suggested?
The Republican Party has spent billions of dollars shooting themselves in the foot with two inappropriate candidate pairings in a row.
It not enough to be not Obama, or not Biden, or not Clinton. Candidates should have something distinct to offer. I will try to say this without gagging, but being "a Maverick" was and is not a campaign, neither is being "Not Obama."
Wake up, redefine how as a party the Republican Party will serve the needs of all Americans and move on to the next election cycle with a plan that has a chance to win.