My only concern—and this is probably just because I’ve been reading too many conspiracy sites—is the nagging feeling that Romney’s campaign is some kind of deception operation designed to hold our attention while Republicans clean up in the House and Senate races.
A thousand, thousand times this across all possible dimensions. I'm much more worried about Rep. Todd Akin, Tea Party Douchebag, becoming Senator Todd Akin of Missouri, for example than I am President Romney. If we lose control of the Senate, we are royally and completely screwed.
We have to keep the Senate and start taking back the House in this election, or 2014 will be too much of a long shot for us to get anything done during President Obama's final years. And if you want to know why this happened, Chuck Pierce keeps it real:
These are some things the president of the United States cannot say but that I can say about him. Because he is a black man, he has an obligation to be grateful to the white people who voted him into office. Because he is a black man, he has an obligation not to use the full powers of his office in such a way as to alienate any of the white people who so graciously voted him into office. Because he is a black man, he has an obligation not to use the full advantages of his office in his effort to get those white people to reelect him as their president for another four years. Because those white people voted him into office, his primary job as president is to make sure his entire presidency is a demonstration of how far we've come as a nation on race, and that means he is not allowed to do anything or say anything that the white people who elected him can perceive to be divisive, because his primary function is to make them feel good about themselves. In theory, at least, all presidents are servants of the people who elected them. In the case of Barack Obama, it has seemed from the start that the idea as applied to him was more than mere metaphor. He is the first president in my lifetime whom the country felt obligated to remind that he know his place.
The notion that "this Obama boy needs to know his place" was the primary political motivation of the GOP starting from the moment he won the election. the effort to belittle him, to portray him as an ignorant dupe, an intellectual lightweight, and as someone who constantly needs to take advice from smarter people started (while we're being honest) with the Hillary Clinton camp.
This President has been fighting "Know your role and shut your mouth" from the left and the right. The assumption of privilege here is breathtaking, but it won't raise an eyebrow from those of us who are sadly used to this kind of behavior and have seen it all our lives.
Anyway, time to vote like your country depends on it, because it does.