Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The 2012 presidential election is over. Obama won, and the Romnehbot lost, so now we can stop jonesing about it, thinking about it, and talking about it. I wish the teevee noozeheads would acknowledge this simple fact, but I'm sure that's too much to ask.
Juan Cole has the top ten signs and portents why this happened. The most important of these are:
--"The Fraternal Order of Police has refused to endorse Romney for president. This is the first time for 98 years they don’t have a favored candidate."
--"After saying Sunday that he liked parts of Obamacare, including the coverage of preexisting conditions, Romney was forced by his handlers to backtrack."
Romney's aides and advisors aren't dong him any favors at all. He would have been better off to fire all of them and run his own campaign, even if it was lame.
--"Romney told his supporters that President Obama has a secret plan to take the phrase 'In God we Trust' off the US currency."
Every once in a while Mittens descends into Wingnutism, in a desperate attempt to snag some of the Tea Party's fading mojo and voters. How sad.
--"Romney’s assertion that he is not in the race ‘to heal the planet’ has angered conservationists."
Cole also reports that even the Foxist News Network is annoyed with the Romnehbot because he never divulges any concrete details of his so-called "plans." It's enough to cause one to think he has none, other than getting elected.
But that didn't work out. So, it's on to 2016, when I sincerely hope we can do better in choosing our candidates. And I just as sincerely doubt we will.