I thought about this all day Friday, after watching the big finale on TV....I liked the speeches at the RNC convention.
Rommney did a decent job. He said many of the right things. He stirred up the faithful, who were going to vote for him anyway. His sermon to the choir was an outstanding success.
He had no passion, no drive, and no fire in his belly. Ryan had a lot more, and Rubio rocked the house. Not Mitt though. I was, to put it bluntly, underwhelmed.
He didn't convince me that he isn't a different brand of statist.
He'll repeal Obamacre and REPLACE it? With what? A different brand of Socialized Medicine? Rommneycare instead? Dude, really.
I didn't hear him say a lot of things:.....
No promise to reduce the size of government. No promise to change the way we do government.
No promise to get rid of any government agencies. Not one. Not one single 3 letter agency. Or even reduce their size and reach.... ATF, DOE, Dept of Education, Interior or DHS or TSA or EPA (Especially EPA!) etc. No promise of fewer regulations for businesses. No promise of greater freedoms for the US Citizen. No promise of fewer (or lower) taxes.
I didn't hear him say anything about the border, or illegal immigration. Or security for this country and the citizens who make it great. Nor any pro second amendment statement from him. Really, I heard a bunch of words but no meaning.
No, what I heard was an empty suit promising that we need him and his brand (R) of statism rather than the brand (D) we already have. Yes, it'd be nice to have Obama and his ilk gone from the White House....But I never heard Mitt tell me why he was going to be better. How he would fundamentally change the direction that this country is going. Yeah, he mentioned debt reduction, but never said how.....Higher taxes rather than reduced spending? AFAIK, he hasn't said.
So I really don't know why I should vote for Mittens except for the fact that he isn't Obama. I really would rather vote FOR someone rather than AGAINST someone else. Why should I vote for Mitt and just get a different heel on my neck? A different hand holding the whip. A different way to spend my money on different people and companies and sectors of the economy and a different way to reduce my freedoms. A different brand of statist? We already tried that last time, and got GWB, who never vetoed any spending and grew the size of government...admittedly less growth than Obama, but still a great deal of growth...and spending and debt. Let us not forget that he gave us the DHS and the TSA.
Seems to me that the shit tastes the same no matter if it is on a sandwich made from rye or white and what kind of cheeze on the shit sandwich makes little difference either. .....It's still a shit sandwich. And shit is shit. Which is the choice we have here. Shit on rye or shit on white. But still shit.
So really, aside from "anybody but Obama" why should I cast my vote for Mitt? Do you really think he'll do less damage?