In the days before the election, our house is a constant buzz regarding the potential outcome of a Romney campaign. There’s been so much speculation initiated by the polls and the back and forth rise and fall of Romney’s standings. There’s also been the recent storm on the east coast, and conjecture about whether that helps or hurts the president.
I have remained mostly silent about all this. Partially, because I don’t like to get too riled up such things. Although, from looking at my Facebook wall this morning, it would be hard to know that. It seems the last month has been nothing but political posts. It made me wince momentarily that from outward appearances, it would seem that my life is nothing but one big political commentary followed by another. However, I suspect this will make for great posterity humor years from now. I mean, I suspect the day after the election we’ll try and subconsciously (if not right out consciously) try and remove “Binder full of Women” from our vernacular.
But the other reason I have not fretted too much is because I am confident that right prevails, and with all that is stacked up against Mr. Romney, and there’s a substantial amount which cannot be refuted, I believe the Democrats and President Obama will prevail. I don’t think ‘Birthers” will ever be won over, or ever could be. The intensity of that kind of blind ideological devotion speaks for itself with the veracity that they’ve hung to the idea that our President is a Muslim, or all the other nonsense that has passed for genuine critical intelligent discussion.
So, no this electorate, that is supposedly split near 50/50 will have to make a decision on all that has been put out so far by both parties. But those who are considered the undecided or swing voters will likely take their cue from these last two weeks of intense criss-crossing the country by both parties.
I was somewhat relieved this morning after a story I read in the Detroit News. It highlights the escalating denial by the various parties involved related to an Ad that the Romney campaign has been running concerning the moving of American jobs to China.
This assertion, is a fabrication. A made up notion. A falsehood. A LIE. Or as the head of the SRT Division of Chrysler asserts, in relation to the infamous and self-declared-tycoon-and-presidential candidate-to-sell-books Mr. Donald Trumps retelling of the story, “Is full of Shit”.
The only conclusion I can draw why the Romney camp would even allow this ad to continue to run, when every credible source, including the source themselves the Auto executives – has refuted this story – is because the republicans are desperate. Desperate people, do desperate things. And, the idea that one can try and stand by a lie, when everyone long-past-knows it’s a lie – can only be described as an act of desperation.
Traditionally the Auto Unions support the Democratic candidates and the Auto Executives and management have rallied behind the Republican candidate. But in this election the Republican Tea Party has managed to do something heretofore unheard of. They have united both union and management against them. They would have been wise to step away from this lie long before now. But the writing has been on the wall (albeit in invisible ink perhaps) but it’s becoming visible and clearer. The Romney campaign has lost itself and perhaps the election in the process.
Although, I must ad one caveat. If for some miracle he were able to pull it off – I hope we can rally a contingent of Americans to be as vocal about seeing his history of tax returns as the “Birthers” have been about seeing the President’s birth certificate. I don’t hold out much hope for that however.