The polls are now stunning, and seem to suggest Romney has pulled ahead of Obama across the country, with the electoral college now swinging towards Romney despite both Obama and Biden handing their Republican opponents their hats during the last two debates.
I was talking to someone who put it this way: This is a time of indecision and fear about the future of our economy and the world as a whole. We have lost confidence in ourselves because of the increasing fracturing of society, the constant war by the Republicans against every measure Obama takes to right the economy, the still failed housing market and huge outstanding debt, and, as in Germany in the 1920s and 30s, a large number of people just want a strong man at the helm, someone who they feel will make them safe, even if he will ride rough shod over women's rights, the poor and the middle class. For them, all they want is security.
For this class of people, the rude, take-command, insulting bully that Romney was during the debates is exactly what they want, someone who will not let China, Syria, Libya, or any other country push us around, and who promises to give me a 20% tax cut, no matter how mysterious its funding may be.
For them, it does not matter he was found out to be a liar in the debates, be was an aggressive liar and they want to borrow an aggression they themselves did not feel. It is like cheering for the more aggressive boxer or football team, substance and efficiency does not matter so much as pure aggression.
These same security-seekers also see clearly into Obama’s soul, seeing a person whose own core principles seem weakly held, as he has readily handed Republican’s victories time and again trying to get their support. Liberals call him half hearted, and going to half-hearted solutions that really satisfy no one.
We wanted a president who would give everyone universal health care, the single-payer solution, and instead he gave us Romneycare. We wanted someone who would send a lot of Wall Street criminals to jail, and not even one was indicted for anything. He is Mr. Halfway, half measure, never really fighting for anything during his entire term.
And, he gave the nation the fatal perception of a weakling, unable to stand up to the bully during the first debate. He could not look Romney in the eyes or call him a liar. We needed Biden for that. This is a possibly fatal first impression that may never be overcome because the president really is not a brave man, but a fight-avoider, a compromiser like England’s Neville Chamberlain, who sold Czechoslovakia down the drain to curry favor with Hitler in 1938, and who was wildly cheered by the English, and jeered by Hitler and the German people.
Really, this is the moment of truth. Which side of history will you stand on? Will you vote for the bully, or for a man who sometimes really does stand behind the 47% who don't pay federal income tax?
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