Oct 17, 2012

Post debate thoughts

As should come as no surprise to you, most of the people I know in Texas will not be voting for Obama. Hell maybe none of them will, and that's OK. As I get older I care less about trivial things, such as how someone worships (or doesn't at all), how they vote, and who they have sex with, well so long as their partner is a consenting adult, and I do care that my wife only shares a bedchamber with yours truly, but that's to be expected.

Still I don't understand Romney's appeal, other than he's not Obama. His campaign is riddled with missteps and he's proven he's out of touch with most voters, with his 47% comments, his tax plan that neither he nor his running mate can explain, and his constant flip-flopping. Still there's a large segment of voters who don't want to like Obama, even if he personally shot Bin Laden, cured cancer, balanced the budget, and gave everyone a free pony.

A friend of mine made an interesting point about the first debate, given that Romney was the winner, but didn't really do all that well as everyone thought, he just didn't tank, which is what everyone expected. Yet there was a real surge in the polls, which a friend of mine pointed out proves how weak the Obama campaign really is, and his victory may not be a sure thing as the Democrats had hoped. At first it seemed that the only way Obama could lose was if pictures of him surfaced sodomizing cats with a statue of Lenin.

Last night's debate we saw a more polished Obama, who did well during the debate, but granted he had a lot of help from Romney. The Republican nominee really left his chin out a few times, and Obama responded by swinging a few hay makers that connected. What really left an impression is how Romney brought up an affirmative action plan when he was Governor, but it turns out it wasn't his all along. Still he stated something that really caught my attention.

Romney: "I understood that if you're going to have women in the workforce, you've got to be more flexible."

What the hell does that even mean? At this point, with Republicans being all downplaying rape and thinking they know womens' health better than, well women, I can't fathom why a female would consider voting for any GOP candidate, much less one who has to make excuses as to why they should be paid the same.

Granted Obama frustrated me at times, with his difficulty explaining how the President is not in charge of gas prices, something the American public will never accept nor understand. Republicans like to blame Democrats for something they feel they should control, never mind they're the party of free enterprise, and they know full well America doesn't control OPEC.

This election will be over in about three weeks, and I for one can't wait until it's all over.

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.” - Todd Akin

1 comment:

Miss Ash said...

I didn't watch the debate however I am getting a good chuckle over the binders of women comment and the photos that have followed! WTF!!!