You may have noticed my lack of commentary on the presidential race. The reason is simple, I just cannot get very excited about it and the reason is - Mitt Romney. That man could 'Bore for the USA' at the Olympics! I remember MDA (My Darling Ann[Coulter]) telling us all that Romney's great advantage was that he would not frighten the independents. According to all the wiseacres, it is the independents who always and forever hold the key to the White House door. That's all very well and good but what happens if he just sends them all off to sleep?
Fortunately he is faced with a man who talks and thinks in empty platitudes. It must be catching because his wife does the same. Here is an example which gave one of my 'Trot-lot' American bloggers an orgasm:
Dear old Ted McLaughlin over at his 'jobsanger' site quivered with excitement at those portentious and totally empty words and wrote: "The United States is very lucky to have such a wonderful First Lady!" Unfortunately, her husband already tried the sonorous but empty platitude shtick during his first campaign. Who will ever forget "Hope 'n' Change"? Not the unemployed and the repossessed, I suspect!
The Dems are making much, or at least, as much as they can, from Romney's previous occupation in that most hated of all quarters - Big Business. But somehow, when you look at mild-mannered Mitt, before your eyelids flutter shut, he just doesn't come across as a cigar-chomping, mail-fisted Capitalist red in tooth and claw. A lot, I think, will depend on his choice of Vice-President. Would he be wise to pick someone with charisma and drive and deep convictions on the rightness, as well as the Rightness, of the free market, or, would he do better to avoid offering a target for the Left-wing MSM to aim at and choose another Mr. or Mrs. Boring?
I don't know. All I do absolutely know is that Obama is one of the most dangerous men in the world. His 'Hope 'n' Change' was hope for a socialist America and the means to change it to exactly that. The result will be disasterous for them and for us. I know many of my regular readers are, shall we say, less than enthusiastic for America given their frequent blunders in the past but at a much deeper level they are crucial for our well-being. In America, if nowhere else, there still burns a candle for the sort of political philosophy which is based on liberty and free markets. The candle is reaching its end and is beginning to gutter which is unsurprising given the winds of socialism that are whistling through the banging shutters of the Republic. They, and we, need a new man to replace the candle with a lamp and to fix up the house again over the next eight years.