Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Rant #841: Congratulations
Congratulations to President Barack Obama, who won a second term as our commander in chief yesterday.
I guess people like the "same old, same old," because the President won in a race that was close until about 11 p.m. last night, when he took the bull by the horns and thrashed his opponent, Mitt Romney.
I think we all know what "swing states" are now--I am sure that Romney certainly knows that now.
I think the problem with Romney is that he never really connected with the people, the common people, the people like you and me.
He came off as brash, aloof, looking down at much of the populace, even if that wasn't exactly true.
That is how the media portrayed him, so that is what he was.
The media was much more friendly with the President, and you just know that that helped his campaign tremendously.
Romney also did not connect with Hispanic voters, the voting block that is growing more than any other.
Bob Schieffer on CBS said something to the effect that one senator said to him that the country was having a "lower number of white guys" voting than ever before, but more and more Hispanics.
And he never connected with them, or a good number of the populace.
So what do we have in store for the next four years?
It is hard to say.
The economy remains a shambles, and unemployment is high.
We are still fighting overseas, and we are still dependent on others for oil.
Will any of these things change during the next four years?
I really don't know.
We voted for the "same old, same old," so will these areas remain the "same old, same old," and not move an inch?
Now that the race is over, my neck of the woods can concentrate on other things, like the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the coming nor'easter, which can't help matters that are already unmanageable for so many people in the Northeast.
My sister and daughter still are completely without power, gas lines are long, and people's nerves are starting the reach the breaking point.
Now that the campaign is out of the way, I don't know what President Obama can do about these things, but we need help here.
Let's hope things for the people in need get better real quick.
Posted by Larry at 2:40 AM