posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 04:41 PM
IMO the 2012 election paled in comparison to the 2008 in terms of the size of the campaigns, retoric, etc. This is probably b/c in 2008 there was no
incumbent and both candidates would have been new to the position.
I remember contemplating the effects of voting Obama out for Romney. Now even if Romney might have been a more conservative candidate, he did have
more traditional family values but he did seem to be more of a moderate conservative vs more traditional Republicans. So by voting or Romney I saw it
as a massive win "economically" (in terms of helping things like small businesses, etc).
The main advantage of keeping Obama in office is that it showed the left's true colors. It gave him the security of being able to pursue things he
would never have tried his first term. His second term really lifted the veil on what the Left really wants, what they think of "the other half" of
the country. We saw his pushing for non-traditional family values and his weaponizing of government agencies and institutions. I think this was more
of a gift than the right can ever hoped to have gained by electing Romney.
Obama's second term also allowed for a 2 terms "black" president for those concerned about race. had people been outraged about a black man in
office, there would have been MUCH more push back on his election and the 2012 campaign would have had a totally different tone. We saw the
"racist" allegations come in more during the 2016 election, blaming the right of this, than we did during 2008 or 2012, and they justification was
that by the mere disagreement with Obama's policies automatically made a person racist.
The 2012 election set the stage for Trump. W/o an Obama 2nd term, I suspect Hillary might have won 2016 and we would be in MUCH worse shape than
having to endure 8 years with Obama.
Dealing with Obama for a second term was better than all the negative aspects that would have happened had he lost. The option was to endure more
suffering to allow the right to galvanize and see the left for what it is/was. Had this not happened we wouldn't have opened so many eyes to the
dirty tricks of the MSM and government.
I think there were probably some republicans who voted for Obama probably because they saw the potential of what could come from a 2nd term and the
fact that a new pres would just keep the right "confused" as to how they are being manipulated by media, gov, NGO's, etc. It gave time to learn,
stoke the outrage and expose the truth.