posted on Jul, 22 2012 @ 06:22 AM
I am a Republican living in Texas. I have friends in church as well as family and co-workers that share my political affilation. I thought maybe I was
alone in my apathy and dissapointment in what the Republican party offered up as candidates this year but apparently that is not the case, at least in
my small circle.
To this point I have not found a single person that says they are voting FOR Romney. To a man and woman, they say they will cast thier vote against
Obama by pulling the lever for Romney. Not a single one of them believes he will bring any meaningful change, but all think that Obama will continue
to make things worse so they have no choice. A few are considering not voting at all, they only have that luxury because in Texas the Republican
candidate will walk away with it.
Now I am not talking about a huge number of people and it this is Texas. But to me this is feeling very much like Bush vs Kerry. Had the Dems put up
anyone else other than that out of touch, stiff, rich, non personable guy (sound familiar?) Bush would have had a very good chance of being beat.
Thank god for Kerry. However my worry is that the Democrats will be saying the same thing about Romney in just a few months.
Does this echo what any of you are experiencing? Are we going to see the lowest voter turnout in years with neither candidate having an enthused base?