Friday, November 2, 2012

What if Obama Wins?

God forbid. The country will survive. Four more years of Obama will mean four more years of mediocrity and regression. The economy will rebound slowly in spite of Obama but Obama will take credit. Taxes will go up on working people, business will not expand as quickly as it might have, and the country will remain largely leaderless and flat.

We will get through it but we will have missed a great opportunity to benefit from the inspired and dynamic leadership that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would've provided. Too bad. I met Mitt Romney a couple of times when he was governor of my State of Massachusetts and I can attest that he is bright, engaged, and a truly exceptional person. Mitt Romney would have been a president cut of the same cloth as Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

I met Barack Obama once, briefly, when he was campaigning in New Hampshire, just long enough to shake his hand so my impressions are just cursory. I experienced him as a classic demagogue, an inveterate liar, one of the best I've ever seen.

We can expent fa further slide into European style Socialism and a merge into a world system. There will still be enough of us who understand freedom, and the principles that made this country great. Hopefully we'll still be around to reverse the damage in four years. I have faith that we will.

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