A good article by Victor Davis Hanson here.
Was it the blame-gaming — “Bush did it!,” ATMs are at
fault, tsunamis are the culprit, no other administration has had such
challenges, the euro meltdown is to blame, earthquakes shook our confidence —
that finally turned the country off of Obama?
For the last two years,
millions of Americans have grown, ever so insidiously, tired of Barack Obama and
his administration. The Tea Party brought such frustrations to the fore. And now
the debates — and the ability of Romney to show millions that he is a decent,
competent alternative to Obama rather than the caricatured greedy white man of
Obama’s sleazy ads — are closing the deal.
In the first debate, Romney
was not just far better-informed and spoken, but far more likeable. Joe Biden’s
frenzied rudeness was the sort of debate performance that mesmerizes one by its
very boorishness, eliciting a weird reaction in the room like “Come over and
check this out: I can’t believe the Vice President of the United States is
trumping The Joker” (after all, the sick Joker is more entertaining than the
sober and judicious Batman) — but within hours leaves a bitter aftertaste in the
mouth of something along the lines of “Surely, we could have done better than
that rude buffoon?”...
Go to the link above and read the whole thing. It's interesting. I have to ask myself "Is this really possible, or is it just wishful thinking?"
I hope he's right. I also hope that the Romney/Ryan ticket is more substantial than I think they are.
Just more politicians doing what politicians do, which is taking care of each other and the monied elite while throwing a few crumbs to keep the natives from revolting.
Electing Romney and booting obama won't fix our problems. The problem is bigger than the politicians. Much bigger.
The problem is the people who allow the monied elite to claim ownership of the politicians, and thus the country. The people who have allowed themselves to become so complacent that they just follow meekly along with whatever the politicians, or "the other party", propose. The people who are too lazy to propose ideas of their own, people too meek to speak out.
Those people are us. Americans. More specifically, Conservative Americans. Constitutionalist Americans. We have become spineless and stupid. We won't demand what we know to be right. I'm convinced that a majority of us wouldn't know what was "right" if it bit us on the ass. We have all done what the hippies of the '60s proposed. We have tuned out.
Will booting obama save us? I don't think so. Will it get better? It will seem like it, but it won't really change. Not until we force change. And forcing change will be a very difficult proposition. Why? Because the vast majority are lazy and are comfortable and do not want change.