Here we are on the eve of election day and I am strangely somewhat calm. I have confidence that the people of this country will put the good of the country above partisan gain. To me it comes down equally between “who can I trust” and “who will promote the common good“. I, like many of us, have been watching Mr. Romney for months now and the thing that bothers me the most is how he has flipped on issue after issue.
- He was against the UN and then he was for the UN.
- As a governor he was for universal healthcare and now he was against universal healthcare.
- As a governor he believed in global warming and now he no longer believes in global warming.
- He was against a timeline pullout in Afghanistan and then he was for a timeline.
- He was against the bailout of the auto industry and then he was in favor of it.
- He wanted to shut down FEMA and now he wants to keep it.
- He said 47% of us are freeloader and then he decided they we weren’t
This list could go on almost endlessly. I would really like to hear from my Republican friends who plan to vote for him which version of his flip/flops do they believe is the real Mr. Romney? To them he must seem like a “cafeteria” president; pick and choose what you want him to be. Consistency is one of the most important characteristics needed in any job and especially in the most powerful job in the world. Consistency is just not Mr. Romney’s strong suit. He is all over the map on so many things.
The second issue is will he promote the common good? A big part of that is the safety net or taking care of the “least of these”. I am a follower of Jesus Christ so that is very important to me as it was to Him. Maybe the most important thing.
Mr. Romney was very fortunate to be born into a very affluent family. As a result I just don’t believe that he has any concept of what it means to struggle in life as many in his so-called 47% do. To him struggling means as he said “going off on his own” which translated to getting a fully paid Harvard education and then some big startup dollars to begin his independent life. He just has no concept of what it means to struggle day-to-day.
But in the end it all comes down to one basic question. Who can I trust?? Mr. Romney’s knee-jerk reaction to almost every significant event and his constant flip-flopping tells me I can’t possibly know who he really is and therefore just can’t trust him as my president. I have confidence that the voters in this country have seen that the Mr. Romney that we know from this political season is not prepared to take over the oval office. I pray that the Republicans can put aside their obstructionist attitudes after tomorrow. The bible tells us prayers can move mountains so maybe they can even move political factions.
For all those who are not moved by anything I said above don’t forget the well proven fact that
“If you want to live like a Republican then vote like a Democrat!!!