When I was a kid… I didn’t know a thing about Charles De Gaules, John F. Kennedy or Yitzhak Ben Zvi (The Israeli Knesset leader) … and I didn’t care!!!
When I was a teenager… I didn’t worry about Jacque Chirac, Richard Nixon or Golda Meir… and I didn’t care!!!
When I was a student… I heard Francois Mitterrand, didn’t know Jimmy Carter, admired Menachem Begin… and I didn’t care!!!!!!
When I was a young parent…. I forgot about Mitterrand, ignored Ronald Reagan and Menachem Begin was in my rear view mirror… and I didn’t care!!!!
When I was thirty-something… George H.W Bush was the guy who said “read my lips”, I didn’t even have a clue who Yitzhak Shamir was… and I didn’t care!!!!!!
When I turned forty…. I didn’t pass judgment on William Jefferson Clinton – he could do no wrong – and Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by some right wing Jew… and I didn’t care (but not like before)
By my mid-forties… I thought Al Gore was cheated, George W. Bush was cocky and insensitive and 911 in all of its horrid details served (in a morbid, twisted kinda way) to feed the Neocons (oh yeah… by then I cared just a little bit more!!!)
By the time I entered my fifties… Barack Obama had emerged (from nowhere) on the National political scene… I was listening, I was reading, I was watching and I DIDN’T CARE for HIM or his HOPE and CHANGE MESSAGE!!!!!
This is 2012…. I am older, wiser and I’ve more than made up for my youth’s indifference, carefree, laissez faire, live and let live philosophies… I have kids, grand kids, and a Country to preserve.
Barack Obama is the worst President in my lifetime, several countries and continents over!!! He is a man not to be underestimated, not because of his exceptional skills, or his brilliance, or even his Socialist tendencies… but by the support he has garnered from unsuspecting constituents and those who seek to get power over others. His legacy is to fundamentally transform what has been and always should be, the greatest Nation on earth. He is determined to do so even if it imperils this Nation. His ego parallels that of Hitler, his narcissism has NO parallel, his ability to fool many, although diminishing, is of no little consequence (because America is filled with people who don’t care!!!!! ) but also because we should never underestimate:
“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of idiots such as those who made him their president.”
While Mitt Romney is not the ideal candidate (whatever that may be), or that his Conservative credentials may not be up to par with Conservatives (whatever that may be these days) the following can be said with almost certainty:
He is not Barack Obama
His wife of some 40 years has never been ashamed of America.
He has not traveled to foreign countries to apologize for America.
He has not sat in Rev. Wright‘s pews for 20 years while claiming ignorance
He has not been seen, heard or accused of palling around with Bill Ayres.
He has never asked ANYONE to get in the “back of the bus”
His business ventures or pet projects were not “good bets” at Tax Payers’ expense.
His real estate dealings were not with questionable convicted and jailed characters.
He has paid his taxes according to the tax codes and laws of the land.
He has not had affairs with multiple wives.
He was never voted off the farm by his peers.
He governed with fairly good success in a heavily Democrat state.
He has no grandiose plan to secularize America.
He didn’t travel to Europe to secure the Olympics only to see them snatched from his fingers.
He did not demand Americans get out of their sleepers and get into their marching shoes
He takes the high (evasive as some choose to describe) road even when I wish he would just belt one there just for thrills.
He has never said he “is the one we have been waiting for”
He has never suggested Israel return to pre 1967 Borders
He has never asked voters to be “decent” to further his personal success.
Under the mild look lies a man on a mission, he appears calm, slow, focused, deliberate, a bit sterile, prepared to strike if he needs to (or let others attack on his behalf) BUT there is one other undeniable fact: He knows EVERYTHING RIDES ON DEFEATING Barack Obama.
The time and place “to care” is now in America; amid all the noise of the primaries, the candidates, the pundits, the talking points, the bombastic thrills, the disappointments, the low hits, the high hits… Mitt Romney has remained constant, like the Tortoise and the Hare. While he may not appeal to Conservatives… I am reminded America is a Right of Center Nation… it will take ALL of us!!!!! It will not be Mitt Romney who loses to Barack Obama, it will be Americans and they will get the Government they deserve and all that comes with it. This is why I will “support” Mitt Romney in his efforts to defeat the most dangerous, outrageous President this country has ever had.
“I stand ready to lead us down a different path, where we are lifted up by our desire to succeed, not dragged down by a resentment of success.” Mitt Romney