Living in their heads
The left is jumping up and down in faux outrage over Romney’s birth certificate comment. As a crowd of thousands laughed and cheered, reporters and the Obama campaign gasped and whined. It isn’t that Romney doubts the birth place of BO, he doesn’t. It’s the basic values BO espouses which are so foreign to what we think of as America. We are a center right nation, believe in American exceptionalism, the rule of law and, individual freedom. The more Preezy tries to yank us to the left, the more resistance he gets. We regard government more as a necessary evil with certain duties to the citizenry as a whole, not catering to special interests to the detriment of all citizens. The reason so many US citizens like the Romney/Ryan ticket is because they treat us like grown ups and actually speak to the issues most of us are concerned with, jobs, economy and the massive deficit. BO wants to harp on social justice, social issues, and more spending (he calls it “investment” and “savings”). We are not interested, we know the more people put into the work force the more revenue there is, the better the economy the better off everyone is, and, it’s the massive spending of government that is lowering all standards of living. At this point in time, we are no longer interested in “idealism” or “hope and change”, even “yes we can” rings of falsehood in our ears.
Obama is waging a relentlessly negative campaign of changing the subject from the one that, overwhelmingly, most Americans care about – the economy. Every week there is a new issue his campaign seizes on, preferring to talk about something, anything other than jobs and 8.3 per cent unemployment.
What a contrast there will be in the two Conventions. One based on social issues the other on the economy.