by Steven Masone
When my candidate started looking good in the 2012 republican primaries, I started to get excited that perhaps someone with executive and political experience might win and right this listing ship. He failed and now I'm "getting over it." I have learned to "get over it" on every level (almost!) in life where things did not go where my hopes and aspirations, prognostications and prayers fell short. From the smallest disappointment to the greatest storm and tragedy I have faced these road hazards like we all must face them, I have learned to call on my faith and apply the appropriate principles to each obstacle to get over it.
I have noticed that our American society as a whole, operates on a "psycho-spiritual" axiom where we seem to find that "crossroad" where we know it's time to get over it and pull ourselves up by "our bootstraps"... "get over it, and get er done!"
From our revolutionary war to the present, we find ourselves divided with great acrimony and in the past violent uprisings to right the wrongs for the side we stand with. When Ronald Reagan was Governor of California and later presidential candidate, my family was not just against his politics, but demonized him with great non-christian hate.
After my Army experience where my eyes were open to third-world nations under leftist dictatorships (and rare rightist) I became a conservative. That's when my family stopped talking politics at get-togethers because all of their perceptions were based in fallacy from party-line propaganda. I, in order to "get over" my lock-step agreements with that pablum, became informed, armed and dangerous with facts and truth.
Mitt Romney has many superficial deficiencies I am "getting over." While his avowed conversion from moderate to conservative Ideology has many concerned, I remember my "evolution" was rather sudden also. A reformed "anything" will hate the former "anything" vehemently because it's part of the cathartic process to "get over it."
I have been writing political commentary now for eighteen years. I have paid close attention to the patterns and strategy of many elections. Until those who saw their candidate lose in the primaries, get over it, their dissatisfaction always is reflected in the polls showing the primary winner on shaky ground until they realize it's time to become "true believers."
The anti-Obama forces are starting "to get over it" and become pro-Romney. We all admit we need someone with his executive experience to re-organize the essential downsizing of the government mess Obama has created with his executive orders trashing our sovereignty and eroding our constitution through the treaties and bills passed that hide his dirty deeds. But, we're getting over it.
Americans subconsciously want another Ronald Reagan, but we need to get over it. We don't like Romney's previous pro-abortion stance but we need to take him at his face value now and get over it. Americans also want a spiritual leader but that is not going to happen with all of the divergent Christian doctrines where no one will be happy...get over it! We are electing a President and Commander in Chief, not a national spiritual leader
Mitt does not seem to have the oratory skills to rally the goosebumps and raise the hair on our necks, get over it! The closer we get to November... the more we're all going to love Mitt, not because he got better in speeches, debates and great 'one liners'...but because we're at those "crossroads" where...we'll never get over four more years of Obama!
Pro's & Con's
Think what you will of Mitt Romney; compare the following to Barack Obama, and vote accordingly in November. Don’t forget that there are House and Senate elections as well. One way to keep a president in line is to surround him with constitutionalists.
1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting’s #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.
2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.
George W. Romney
George W. Romney
4. Can’t speak in a fake, southern ” black preacher voice ” when up at the podium.
5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School . . . and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.
6. Doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today’s America?
7. Represents an America of “yesterday” where people believed in God, went to church, didn’t screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!
8. Has a family of five great sons …. and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that “choice” alone has prompted America’s scorn.
9. Oh yes . . . he’s a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally responsible, charitable, self-reliant, and honest. Compare Romney’s Mormonism with the rhetoric of Jeremiah Wright.
10. And one more point . . . pundits say because of his wealth, he can’t relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that’s because he made that money HIMSELF . . . as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad. Apparently, he didn’t understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you un-relatable and offensive to Americans.