Mitt Romney has been running for president for eight years. It doesn't matter if he announced it at a particular time or not, he was running. You don't go from a liberal conservative Govenor of Massachusetts, to a Dick Cheney Hawk to a 'middle-of-the-road-who-in-the-world-knows-what-the-hell-you-stand-for-republican in just a few years. It takes time and plenty of money to hire the best political minds in this country to turn you into something your own mother wouldn't recognized. Just think, 8 years ago, Tagg Romney would not have been able to reach President Obama's jaw with a right hook.
I was going to write this serious piece about all the things he's said at one time or another and what positions he taken on issues and then changed his mind on in the last 8 years. But, I'm not getting paid for this shit. It would have taken me a couple of days to track down every little thing he's said, took back, re-said, re-took back and now agrees with Obama on. In the last debate Obama may as well have talked to a chair, like Clint Eastwood.
Obama: My policy on Iran is "Iran will never acquire nuclear weapons as long as I'm president and nothing, nothing is off the table.
Mitt: That's just crazy Bob. Listen, "when" I'm president, Israel will have a real partner in the Middle East who will never allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.
Obama: I just said that.
Mitt: But, I'm going to do it on my first day in office. That, along with getting rid of Obamacare, (which should be called RomneyCare, by the way) and rounding-up 12 million illegal immigrants and marching them back across the border where they can stand in line and come back and work for my friends legally and I'll do it cheaper by making them pay an extra tax to the the corporations who have to carry the burden of teaching them a new occupation. Then after breakfast, I'll go to work for America, and, unlike my opponent, who slept at times while in the White House, I will never sleep while at the people's desk.. The White House has always beens the people's house, and I'll only sleep on Air Force One, while on my way to clean-out the bad guys in the Middle East after I pick Tagg up from his Karate lessons. Then I'll....,
Obama: Whoa, Mitt., do I get to say something.
Mitt: That's all you ever do, Mr. Teleprompter Man. Well, there's no teleprompter here, why are you so quite.
Obama: Because you..,
Bob Schieffer: Gentlemen, Mitt, thank you for being her. Any last words on this last day of campaigning.
Mitt: My fellow Americans, I will also make 12 million American jobs on my first day in office. I almost forgot to tell you that and they will be good jobs. Not these McDonald's jobs, although I do love a good Big Mac, don't get me wrong. But jobs that will let you retire in luxury. On my first day in office, I'm going to sign the Romney Retirement Act, which will give any American who wants it a on a one-way ticket to Mexico. Living the high life, that's what retiree's should do. Of course, I will have to raise the retirement age to 78, but after that, you'll live like Kings. Plus, on my first day, I'll...,
Obama: I'll vote for you myself if you'll just shut the hell up!
Seriously folks, our election system s not only broken, it an antique that needs to be totally over-hauled. Congress can fix this easily with a bi-partison vote, but bi-particianship in Washington is dead, and not even on life-support. This obsession with money, money, money and more money is insane. Two Billion Dollars on a presidential race? But, as long as republicans are a majority, it's never going to happen.
Former President Harry Truman refused to take money of any kind, except a few dollars from individuals who didn't want anything from him. He said he would never be in debt to anyone. The campaign train he used to travel the country with, while stopping at railroad stations and giving stump speeches, ran out of gas many times. They would pass the hat in the train and in the next town, pass it again, just to get his message across to this nation.
There has to be a set limit on the amount of time and money used in a campaign. I'm sure Obama did the best he could do, but no one can tell me he didn't have better things to do with his time than give 5 speeches in 5 states in one day. Mitt? Who cares. He loves this stuff. It's almost like he's talking to the father he admired so much. "Look Dad. I'm almost the president, aren't you proud of me?". I don't know much about his father, but if he didn't just shake his head and walk away, he was wrong. Mitt Romney sold his soul to be president. I pray it doesn't happen but no matter who wins, Thank God it's over. Nothing. Nothing, should last this long.