He's done some good stuff (making sure millions more have now healthcare, getting us out of Iraq, fair pay act for women, demonstrably saved the US
car industry, repealed don't ask don't tell, credit card bill of rights, student loan reform, oh...and he got Osama, something Bush failed to
do!)...but sadly there's also some bad stuff (indefinite detentions, didn't go after bankers aka his corporate donors, didn't close Gitmo, let BP off
the hook easy, didn't toughen up financial regulation to make sure the crap that happened can never happen again...the last point is a MASSIVE
negative). Overall, I'd rate him a mediocre president, but at least he has done some good that affected millions in a positive way...I also don't
think he's an "evil" person overall.
"Corporations are people my friend!"
To me, Romney is the epitome of a corporate sock puppet. The man made his entire career on FIRING PEOPLE and BREAKING UP companies. He also pays 6.5%
less taxes than the average American, which is STUNNING given how much he makes. He's flip-flopped on so many things, it's hard to keep track of his
opinions...sometimes he switched his opinion on the same day! My biggest gripe with him is that he doesn't present any real solutions. He says he's
going to "massively cut spending", yet when people ask him what he's going to cut he refuses to answer. In my opinion, this guy will do ANYTHING if it
makes him money...yes, ANYTHING!
Soooo many good ideas...but sadly so many disastrous ones too
On one hand he has great ideas like getting us out of wars and stopping this ridiculous (and VERY costly) war on drugs. On the other hand, he has some
pretty crazy (and bad) ideas like wanting to fix corruption and fraud in politics and the financial industry by making people sign "voluntary
pledges". With ideas like that, it's VERY hard to take him seriously. In the end, he doesn't have the support of the "big guys" in the GOP, so he
won't ever get the nomination either way. I won't get into his anti-gay stuff...
I have to admit I almost didn't include him. Moon colony Newt stands no chance in hell in my opinion, so it doesn't really matter what he believes in
or what his stance is. He can't get women votes because he's a scumbag, can't get Latino votes given the amount of crap he spewed during the
primaries, and for crying out loud the man is twittering about the very candy bar companies that pay him. He's a corporate sock puppet just like
Romney. And let's not forget his previous Congress ethics scandal...yeah, not a man I'd like to see leading the US.
I think the GOP really shot themselves in the foot when they tailored their entire primary campaign around the extreme right fringe. A
lot of the stuff they said will bite them in the ass once they have to appeal to the average voter while running against Obama. Both women and Latinos
are key voter segments for this election, and given the GOP's push for anti-women legislation (reproductive rights, equal pay rights, workplace
rights, etc.) and anti-immigrant legislation (yes Arizona, I'm looking at you!!), I just don't think the numbers stack up for the GOP. The economy
isn't great, that's a fact, but unemployment has been decreasing consistently since Obama took office...so that will help him. They will hammer him on
oil prices, but the president doesn't set oil prices, so Obama should easily block that attack once he enters campaign mode.
edit on 18-4-2012
by MrXYZ because: (no reason given)