In previous posts, I spoke of how I did not feel confident at Mitt Romney being the republican candidate and I wasnt sure I would be able to bring myself to vote for him if I lived in the US. I got some comments back about how it's better than Obama, regardless if Romney wouldnt exactly be great at turning things around, at least he would be able to slow things down, etc. I replied about how I just did not trust the guy and did not think he could pull this off.
And it seems that too many other people felt the same way. honestly, I dont know how anyone could vote for Obama after the last 4 years, I really can't, but at the same time, I do understand why Romney was not able to pull it in. The popular vote wasnt too bad really, pretty darn close, but after what went on the last 4 years, you'd think he would have won by a landslide. Or at the very least top off in the popular vote, even if it did not work out through the electoral voting districts.
But he didnt. He simply was not the right candidate.
A host I listen to on Sirius called this back in April 2009. He said that Mitt Romney will be the next Republican candidate, after falling on his sword to let McCain win (and then lose) in 2008, and that Romney would not be able to win either. And Mike Church was all too right.
I had a hard time watching the election because while I would have loved to see Obama lose, I would not have been excited about Romney winning. It was a catch-22 I guess. I did not see that Romney would be able to STOP FRICKEN SPENDING, which is the failing death throes of all our countries (not just the US, in case someone hasnt noticed). It doesnt matter how much revenue any of us send in to the govt, they will always spend more. ALWAYS. Even the surpluses some countries have had, like Canada, eventually went down the toilet due to spending - and it was the conservative parties just as much as the liberal parties, who did all that spending.
The way I see it, none of us are getting out of this unless some serious, hard planning goes in to curb this spending addiction. The money goes to so many things, it's unfathomable. It really is. I dont see how any of our countries are going to survive much longer if they continue in this manner. It's downright scary. Even the next day, Speaker of the House Boehner was talking about doing things to INCREASE REVENUES. They don't need to increase revenue, they are bringing in more money each year than ever before imagined for the federal govt to have at it's disposal --- just think about that for a minute --- but it's still not enough. It will never be enough.
Someone needs to be at the helm who is serious about really tightening up and rolling back what has been happening and get back to what the govt's role is actually supposed to be. Here in Canada too. And people need to be behind this in the house, the senate, and at home. But who wants to do that? Apparently no one, based on the voting records over the years.
that is sad and scary and I dont want to be part of it. I will not be voting for anyone anymore unless I really think they are serious about trying. I will not take time to vote for someone just because of the party or trying to keep another party out. Things are going to get really bad up here in Canada as well and I have 4 children and a brand new grandchild to be concerned about. It makes me sad and scared. I dont understand why so few others seem to feel the same. It's like everyone has blinders on. The spending has GOT to stop.