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- by wish_me_luck Nov 11, '12So, I didn't vote for him, but he seems to be getting quite a bit of blame for losing the election. It's like rubbing salt in an already painful wound (apparently, he really thought he was going to win).
Thought I would throw that out there. Don't agree with his views, but I do feel bad for him after his loss, especially since the GOP are citing him as a reason for losing, which I don't know if that's an accurate assessment.
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- Nov 12, '12 by ElvishI agree with you, at least partially. You couldn't have paid me enough money to vote for Romney. There was enough there for me to disagree with and not want to pull the lever in his favor.
It looks as though the GOP is blaming Romney for its loss the same way it wrote off Ron Paul as a kook. It's always easier to blame one person for the problem than it is to look at the group as a whole to see if there are bigger issues in play. It works that way in politics, and it works that way in real life. How many times do we hear stories of nurses fired or raked over the coals for one incident that was but a symptom of the real problem? I see the same thing happening here. Of course, some people are perfectly fine with the way things are and see no need to alter the status quo, both in politics and real life, so will do nothing to change course. It's their prerogative and what may be best for them; it's not always what's best for someone else.
The changing demographic in this country is partly at work here IMO. I found a decent article while looking on cnn.com for something else. Of course you can't put people in a box but I do think there is a lesson to be learned for the GOP when the majority of black, brown, and female vote goes in the opposite direction....if it wants to continue to be a major party, that is.
With their big political win, the new American electorate has arrived - CNN.com
Full disclosure: I like Obama personally but did not vote for him either.
- Nov 12, '12 by ElvishOne other thing....I can't feel sorry for the GOP, since they did, after all, nominate Romney. Make your bed, lie in it.
- Nov 12, '12 by tntrnQuote from Elvishwhich of the republican candidates would have gotten your vote?One other thing....I can't feel sorry for the GOP, since they did, after all, nominate Romney. Make your bed, lie in it.
- Nov 12, '12 by VivaLasViejasFWIW, I think Mitt Romney made too many verbal gaffes that caused him to appear aloof and out-of-touch with the average American. He also failed to make enough of a case to change horses in mid-stream, which is highly unfortunate because four more years of Obama and his far-left policies will just about finish us IMHO.
With a stronger candidate, I honestly think the Republicans would have won the WH. Obama thinks he's got a mandate, but in reality there are PLENTY of people out there who are struggling with high gas and food prices, who think Obamacare and the individual mandate are an abomination, who don't believe our tax dollars should go to Planned Parenthood so they can provide abortion "services", or to public television so it can push the liberal agenda.
Personally, I'm looking ahead to 2016 when the field will be wide open and some newer talent can be groomed for a possible run. I'm thinking Chris Christie (the guy I WISH would've run), Marco Rubio, even Paul Ryan or Jeb Bush (even though I once swore I'd leave the country if we ever elected a third President Bush, haha!). And honestly, I almost hope that Obama's second term is such that the Democrats will want to distance themselves from him, and perhaps choose candidates who are less extreme in their liberalism. One can dream, anyway.
- That is the reason I feel bad for him. It's a party problem, not a person problem. But, of course they needed a scapegoat.
When I say party problem, I am including the changing demographic and the refusal to change.
Just the look on his face when Obama won...you could tell he was pained. Even though I did vote Obama, the human side/compassionate side of me felt for him. And to be in front of everyone...ouch.
Maybe Obama has a position for him...
- Nov 12, '12 by tntrnQuote from wish_me_luckThe look on his face made him look human, which is one of the reasons people said they didn't vote for him. either he should show his human side or he shouldn't. which is it?That is the reason I feel bad for him. It's a party problem, not a person problem. But, of course they needed a scapegoat. When I say party problem, I am including the changing demographic and the refusal to change. Just the look on his face when Obama won...you could tell he was pained. Even though I did vote Obama, the human side/compassionate side of me felt for him. And to be in front of everyone...ouch. Maybe Obama has a position for him...
- Nov 12, '12 by MunoRNI think he's a good, well meaning guy, not all of his ideas were bad. At the same time not all of Obama's ideas are better. I'd like to believe it's possible to separate one's view of ideas/policies and a person. Otherwise people seem to base their view of an idea on who they associate with the idea, which I worry won't get us very far in the right direction.
- I don't want to get into another tit for tat about parties and candidates.
I thought about this, and I think maybe people should be able to opt out of Obamacare. I am starting to think that there should be someway of swiping your driver's license and seeing if you opted into Obamacare or not. If not, if you go into the hospital, you either use your insurance (private) or pay the full bill if you don't have it. No charity from the hospitals anymore. If you don't have a license, then you should have to get an ID card from the DMV (they offer them) and do the same to it as a license.
That's about it that I have had a change of heart on. I still believe people should have access to abortion services, LGBT should be able to get married (it is legal in 9 states now, you know), I still believe in helping college students with the loan/debt issues (not everyone can borrow from their parents), etc.
- tnt, please don't start. I never said anything about him not looking human. I wish he would shown more of his human side/being able to relate to a good majority of the population. I cannot relate to his wealth. I never have been able to and I never will. So, I wish he would have shown little things like that, that show his humanness.
I will be honest and say I feel like you guys are up in arms over nothing. I don't want to argue. I thought this would be a topic that you would either agree or you wouldn't, not try and argue.
Politics aside, whether you are for the GOP or Democrats, everyone has emotions and gets the same feelings as one another at some point in time. It's what makes us human. But, I truly felt for the guy.