Originally Posted by Voight-Kampff
Well, I'm not in the Romney camp, per se. But I'd vote for him simply because getting rid of "the last guy" in the persidency is basically the only thing the American voter can do these days. At best, there is SOME choice during the respective Democratic and Republican primaries. But for the actual vote for the presidency? Nah. Neither of these guys represent me. And if anything good bfealls me due to any action that either of them might take, I will assume it's purely coincidental. Their decisions are really made to benefit their paymasters—who are most definitely not the American public.
Constantly switching between Democrats and Republicans is the only "check" that the public has any more...pathetic though it may be.
Are you suggesting that the United States; heck, the entire world, wouldn't have been better off had Bush never been voted into office for 8 years? That joker inherited a country that was running a healthy surplus from the previous presidency, and ran the country into the ground. I'm sorry, but his misguided actions were a huge part of the reason Obama inherited a massive mess of an economy and a society that policies were based on ideology rather than reason.
Romney all but declared war on China during the foriegn policy debate. Only a fool snaps at the hand that feeds it. A foreign reserve dump will be all it takes for the US to fold like a deck of cards. People need to understand that a good businessman doesn't necessarily have the skills to run an economy. They are completely different disciplines.
Those of you who think voting for Obama and Romney are basically the same thing are wrong. Republican policies are archaic, discriminatory, and sometimes downright scary. I believe in a system of checks and balances, but unfortunately the GOP is so far to the right that it's impossible to move forward.