Why isn't Mitt Romney doing better?
You can go here
and see a very small sample of the hand-wringing about Mitt's distressing polling numbers.
Think about it. A blind dachshund with 3 legs should be outrunning Barack Obama in this thing.
We've got a president who has racked up more months of 8% unemployment than the previous 11 combined.
Barack Obama used your money to purchase about 675,000 vehicles, and then destroyed them. Cash For Clunkers. (He should've been impeached for this, BTW.)
His foreign policy is in total shambles.
His Fed Director is about to print a 3rd batch of money, since the first two batches didn't work. (Swear to God, that's what they're saying.)
The results he achieved with a 700 billion dollar stimulus were worse than the scary numbers he used to terrify us into a 700 billion dollar stimulus bill.
We're 16 trillion dollars in debt. Most people who own a computer, and who give a crap, are aware of that number. Obama went on Letterman acting as if he wasn't sure of it. Sheesh....
So why isn't Romney doing better????
Let's assume that you want America to do well. Let's assume that you've read a few economics books that deal with some "predictive" theory, theories that have proven themselves over time. (This rules out the comedy team of Keynes and Krugman.) Let's assume that you really are a member of that endangered species known as Small Government Republicans. Would you be excited about this guy?
The Mitt/Paul Ryan budget doesn't get us out of deficit spending for a freakin' decade. Go here to read a Reason Magazine summary
of the thing. And remember....no congress can restrain a future congress's spending. When Obama/Mitt/Ryan talk about achieving balanced budgets over a _____ year period, instead of now, today, this very minute, they're blowing smoke. Seriously. Can you imagine the current bunch of yahoos restraining spending because of Gerald Ford's long-term budget scenario? The only cuts that matter are the ones made NOW.
Mitt Romney hasn't proposed shutting down a single cabinet-level position and department. Not energy, not education, and not commerce. No serious candidate who wants to get us out of the hole we're in would dream of letting those money pits remain open.
Mitt Romney hasn't talked about closing any military bases. We've got more military than the next 16 or 17 countries combined.
Mitt Romney, like Obama, is a Drug Warrior. We could end the Drug War tomorrow and eliminate one million government jobs, from Drug Czar all the way down to 3rd level torturer.
Mitt Romney opposes gay marriage. If you're 16 trillion in debt, you shouldn't have time to oppose gay marriage.
Mitt Romney is talking about "getting tough" with the Chinese. Mitt, here's how you get tough with the Chinese. If the Chinese government starts subsidizing tires, we should buy those cheaper Chinese tires until the Chinese people riot. Ditto for anything else China makes. Hell, if California made Nancy Pelosi mow yards to help subsidize California wine and make it cheaper than anyone else's, I'd probalby buy more California wine.
That, IMHO, is why Mitt Romney isn't doing very well right now. And this election ought to be a slam dunk.
So if you live in a "Red" state, one that's probably going to go for Romney anyway, no matter what, then there's no reason to vote for Romney or Obama. It's a wasted vote. You should vote for the only small-government, anti-drug war, pro-civil liberties candidate on the ballot. Gary Johnson. He's pledged to submit a budget that's 43% smaller immediately. If you're not sending that message about what you support and what you oppose, then you're part of the problem.
And if you live in a "Blue" state, one that's probably going to go for the other Obamney anyway, no matter what, then there's no reason to vote for either of the Obamneys. It's a wasted vote. You should vote for the only small-government, anti-drug war, pro-civil liberties candidate on the ballot. Gary Johnson. He's pledged to submit a budget that's 43% smaller immediately. If you're not sending that message about what you support and what you oppose, then you're part of the problem.
(Go here to read the fine print.)