Before we get into the full campaign season, I want to make a few things perfectly clear—as I see them. First, President Obama and Governor Romney are both basically good fellows tasked with the jobs of leading national parties. As I have written for years, the Liberals mean well but have poor budget vision and the Conservatives are often right in theory but horribly wrong for forcing said theory upon everyone else. To be honest, the GOP doesn’t want moderates and you shouldn’t have to tell us twice. The question then becomes this: which national party can get more of their supporters into the polling place in swing states.
I refuse to believe that Georgia is off the table for the Team Obama and turnout for Rep. Bishop in Albany, Macon and Columbus and Rep. Barrow in Augusta might tilt the balance. Can the president win without getting three or four states in the South? It’s a shame that the GOP can’t find a small section under their tent for reasonable moderates because the party that gets the lion share of the middle wins.
From the “tail wagging to dog” to “the cart being in front of the horse,” pundits will use dozens of adages to illustrate that big money for professional campaigns types is driving this election more than policy and ideas. Those cats will spend billions saying negative things about the other side that they know aren’t true.
The southern Black vote could have been on the table for the GOP for years but they let the meanest segment of their camp dictate the vibe. In elections, you can get the voters to vote for you, drive them to vote against you, or bore them into staying home. Romney isn’t that bad himself but some around and behind them are flat ruthless and they will compel fence-sitters and some times voters to action.
Since I try to be a positive person, I continue to extend an invitation to those in other political camps who would like to know why the middle has issues with the far left and far right. As Biggie said, call the crib—same number, same hood, it’s all good.