This proud Canadian will not be voting on this 2012 Presidential Election Day; we Canadians, like the rest of the international political scene, actually wonder why Mitt Romney is listed on the ballot as a serious threat, and fully expect a land slide victory for President Barack Obama.
The President's greatest misstep was questioning his own presidency, when he said in February 2009 that his presidency would be a "one-term proposition" if the economy did not recover in three years; obviously he failed in this regard per his own standard, a card the Republicans have used time and time again without contradiction; after which, all controversy should end, because Barack Obama has succeeded in the totality of his presidency, by even Republican standards:
- Stricter immigration? As of July, Obama deported 1.5 times more immigrants on average than Bush deported every month; add the Dream Act .
- Protect the right to bear arms? Obama hasn't pushed gun control measures as president and has signed laws letting people carry concealed weapons.
- Stronger Israel ties and Iran opposition? Quote Mitt Romney himself, "There's No Daylight Between The United States And Israel" and "The Crippling Sanctions Do Have An Impact"
Watch the last debate again to witness Mitt Romney blindly agree on all counts. While fact checkers have irrefutably proven that Republicans have consistently lied through their teeth to contend and prey on the gullible with fear tactics, I wonder how Americans could possibly miss the Republican war against Americans, was Sandra Fluke not enough? Binders full of women? The 47% percent who never take personal responsibility and care for their lives?
This farcical illusion of a close race is most likely being perpetuated by the media for ratings, like when the Republican nomination was clearly Mitt Romney, yet we had to endure Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum biographical segments? This isn't to dissuade anyone from voting, do not let your guard down, because Murphy's Law dictates "anything that can go wrong will go wrong," and it's already scary to think that if corporations can buy more political influence than the voice of constituents can, then we're not far from the first purchased election. In parting, you deserve the love you accept, and the government you elect. Vote Forward.
Post Script: I have been wrong before, for which I plan to atone in full in a future post; and as a Canadian, I have a pretty solid out just in case.