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May 01, 2012

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A pox on both their spouses.

If obama has taught us anything, it's that becoming emotionally involved with a candidate is a losing proposition.

I admit to doing so with both Reagan and George W, not that it bit me on the nether regions... yet I don't want to do it again.

Admiration, respect... no emotions at all are required for me to vote for Romney. He's the candidate, fine. I'll vote for him. That's all.

'Genuine', 'charming'? Don't care. Obviously he's a human being and capable of both, but neither have anything to do with the job I believe he needs to perform.

Nah, not too bitter at all... ;)

We need and want someone who can right the ship of state, someone of competence, who understands what is at stake, with business knowledge and some common sense We also need someone with a sense of "leadership", whatever that elusive quality means.

However, it's part of the lore of who gets elected is the one that most people feel they would like to go have a beer with. Obama might have overcome that a bit, as Bush fatigue had been set in place, even among the Republicans. The financial "perfect storm" and McCain's mishandling of his responses to it, the way he screwed up by being "Mr. Nice" to Obama and constraining Palin from...being Palin (she was also naive, I believe, but a quick learner from her mistakes. But the Dems figured out how to destroy her and did it successfully, abetted by the McCain Clown Show) Mccain was seen as an old, angry and weird guy, not especially someone to have that beer with...people wanted to believe in Obama as a decent guy, the uniter..

So I don't think it's a bad thing to humanize the Mitt. He can't run on being a nice guy, but people ARE concerned if he really gives a damn. Add that to the idea of leadership and competence...especially as people start to see Obama as petty and mean-spirited (and some of us believe he is far worse and always was...Jeremiah Wright's church was ample evidence itself with nothing else needed, a place where hatred of whites and Jews and America and Israel were constants), and Romney can overcome the lies and the voter fraud and intimidation and the monies from the unions etc and the advantage of being an incumbent.

I was not warm to Romney myself, but it seems to me his speechmaking has improved, his messages are better and clearer, and he has a shot at being a decent leader. If he's a decent guy underneath the business suit...not enough, but can't hurt, either.

Welcome back to the land of the living. I was about to leave an ave atque vale for you, but am happy instead to see you've taken a break from Tweeting.

The summer's gone and all the flowers are dying: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jgma--0WYU


But come ye back ...

We shall see how it all plays out. It may be that Romney (if he can pull off a win in November) could accomplish quite a bit while in office if he can pull in both sides to get his way. Will be interesting to see if he does get himself elected.

At the very least he will do far less damage than Obama simply because it always takes time for the new guy to get rolling.

Obama is already there. If he's re-elected, he doesn't have to take time to get things up and moving and he's a lame duck... two things that do not bode well for the future.

I do not give a rat's eardrum how "human" Mitt Romney is. Can he manage our economy? Will he defend, preserve and protect our nation? Will he honor and abide by our Constitution and Bill of Rights? Will he be less of a dweeb than the current occupant of the Oval Office?

If the answer to those question is yes, he has my vote.

Above all, we cannot afford another four years of His Imperial Majesty, Mr. Obama and his merry band of leftwing incompetents!

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