Originally Posted by shakin318
Couldn't have been two more differing visions for America than what was represented in the candidates last night. Obama's vision won, regardless of whether or not those voting for him (or anybody else) have any idea of what that vision really is. By 2016 and beyond, it really won't matter who's running on the R ticket -- he or she won't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the presidency. There will simply be far too many more "Americans" who vote for a living rather than work for a living by then. Elections are a lock for D presidential candidates from here on out, so as I said in the title, it's your country now. Enjoy!
Originally Posted by crasherino
Oh stop being a drama queen. As for visions, do we really know Mitt Romney's vision is/was? You can put down Obama all you want, but the fact remains that the GOP put forth a sh!tty candidate.
I agree with all but the bolded parts.
First of all, don't blame Obama for Obama, blame Bush. Obama is Bush's doing.
In the aftermath of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal no Democrat stood a chance for election in 2000. Gore wasted his efforts, the majority voted anti-Dem.
Following Bush & Cheney's eight year economic assraping of America, the worst case in US history, no Republican stood a chance in the '08 election. Obama didn't impress anyone per se. He won by default; the country voted anti-Republican. Anybody, even the first black presidential candidate, was a lock as long as he wasn't Republican.
Bush blew the lid off of 'conservatism'. It'll take decades now to clean up the disaster made by W's profiteering greed machine. He is the devil, this is the fallout, the price we (and our children) will pay for a very long time. Don't blame Obama, he saved us from idiots McCain & Palin.
I like Romney, really thought he'd win. He's a quality guy that might've done a superb job and been the answer, the savior we're hoping for.
But this time around the presidency was Obama's job to lose and he didn't blow it. Given a four-year sample, the people voted fair and square, calmly and cautiously, and made the safe conservative
choice. This nation wants a leader that will put the people first, not use them as cattle to feed a secret snotty wealthy clique.
Bottom line, Romney's pitch wasn't enough to dissuade or persuade voters. Perhaps he retried too soon.
The results are proof this country still doesn't trust Republicans enough to gamble in a new direction and there is only one person to thank: