This proud Canadian will not be voting on this 2012 Presidential Election Day; we Canadians, like the rest of the international political scene, actually wonder why Mitt Romney is listed on the ballot as a serious threat, and fully expect a land slide victory for President Barack Obama.
This farcical illusion of a close race is most likely being perpetuated by the media for ratings, like when the Republican nomination was clearly Mitt Romney, yet we had to endure Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum biographical segments? This isn’t to dissuade anyone from voting, do not let your guard down, because Murphy’s Law dictates “anything that can go wrong will go wrong,” and it’s already scary to think that if corporations can buy more political influence than the voice of constituents can, then we’re not far from the first purchased election. In parting, you deserve the love you accept, and the government you elect. Vote Forward.
Post Script: I have been wrong before, for which I plan to atone in full in a future post; and as a Canadian, I have a pretty solid out just in case.
This one was a toss up due to Mitt Romney’s strategy of prudent bipartisanship, he couldn’t fall far behind by maintaining a relatively close link to his opponent’s successes – this tactic worked so well that it will now be abused to no end. Voters from either camp will feel reaffirmed by their candidate, undecided voters remain undecided; President Barack Obama maintains his lead in the polls. Below are my thoughts published live to @twitter during the event, provided in chronicle order, besides an immediate reference to Romney’s Opinion Editorial referenced for fact checking his disdain for Detroit:
The Democrats entered the debates with a sizeable lead following the conventions, lost the first debate due to a subdued President Barack Obama, then Vice President Joe Biden did his part to right the ship; tonight, President Barack Obama mangled all memories of already diminishing Republican momentum. Below are my thoughts published live to @twitter during the event:
Watching the Presidential #debates on @cspan tonight at @nwc @nightours, syndicated shortly thereafter – http://t.co/PDiIO50V
Candy Crowley, @cnn Chief Political Correspondent, will be our moderator for the evening; enter @barackobama and @mittromney
@mittromney: Let the thank yous begin, thank you everyone
@barackobama doesn’t have a podium to stare into, he brought the eye contact and heard motion is emotion #points #waves #awake
#work @mittromney: We have fewer people working today than we did when @barackobama took office #republican #motto
@barackobama strikes back, @mittromney’s five point plan is more like a one point plan #arithmetic
#energy @barackobama: We’re using more natural resources than ever before and investing in more renewable sources
#energy @mittromney: Save legacy sources, permit more digging, more pipelines, more oil rigging!
#energy @barackobama: Your allegations are just not true Governor @mittromney
#energy @mittromney: The proof of his efficient policy is at the pump, gas was less than $2 before @barackobama, $4 now
#energy @mittromney: Please let me speak Candy, @barackobama went first. Candy: That’s not how this works
#tax @mittromney: A recent study that I will not cite has shown @barackobama has buried the middle class for the last four years
#tax @barackobama: I said I would cut taxes for the middle class and small businesses, and I did
#tax @barackobama: I will increase taxes on anyone earning over $250,000 #simple @mittromney #cringe
#tax Candy: @mittromney, I’m sure you have a reply there *laugh*
#tax @mittromney just tried counting his five points with his fingers and lost track between the #rhetoric
#tax @barackobama: No, it’s not settled, @mittromney is trying to add $8 trillion in spending without adding to the deficit #arithmetic
#tax @barackobama: We haven’t heard any specifics from @mittromney about managing the deficit besides cutting Big Bird
@mittromney: Of course 20% #tax cuts across the board works, let me divert from your question to question @barackobama’s history
@mittromney looks #broken, and that was before #women became a topic – @barackobama #win
#women @barackobama: I was raised by a single woman who hit the glass ceiling, earned less than her male contemporaries
#women @barackobama: One of the first bills I signed in office guaranteed equal pay for equal work – #hallmark of my administration
#women @mittromney: Great topic, this is something I recently learned about; we just went out looking for women with backbones
#women @mittromney: We’re going to have an economy so eager to hire workers that they’ll even hire women #QUOTE
#women @mittromney: I know what it takes to make an economy work with a binder full of women, a BINDER FULL!
Listening to @cnn after the debate exemplifies why we have to watch the debates for ourselves, this is misdirection misrepresented as analysis for the layman. For clarity, it’s my position that Mitt Romney won this round hands down, Barack Obama committed to a dignified, though failed plan. Below are my thoughts published live to @twitter during the event:
Late, and we’re live tweeting the #presidentialdebate, to be syndicated on @tumblr; and we’re off with guest correspondent @mariamishka #fb
The compliments begin, excessively sentimental early, happy anniversary @barackobama and @michelleobama
@mittromney stays looking presidential, whoever did his makeup did a good job
@mittromney’s lack of filler language is noticeable next to @barackobama, although he’s crushing the word #CRUSHED
@mittromney the rich will do well no matter who the President is, however @barackobama has #crushed the middle class
Chose the WRONG people to watch the #presidentialdebate with #headphones
@mittromney is winning if you can’t hear what’s being said, @barackobama on one leg with a smaller flag lapel is not working
@barackobama if we lower taxes and multiply the military budget, who shoulders that burden @mittromney?
@mittromney is becoming petulant, he’s gone overboard with the retorts and painted @barackobama as the bigger man
@mittromney’s test to eliminate programs: is it worth borrowing money from China to fund? There goes Obamacare.
@barackobama looks to the crowd when he speaks, while @mittromney looks at the President
@mittromney you’ve said before that you’d cut the deficit in half, except we still owe a #trillion dollars #fact
@mittromney we don’t want to go down the path of Spain, they’re terrible #international #policy
@barackobama if you’ve got a corporate jet, you can probably afford to pay full freight – @mittromney #shivers
@barackobama right now, you can actually take a tax deduction for moving a job overseas – @mittromney #shivers
@barackobama’s recipe for growth PROMINENTLY involves education, while @mittromney hasn’t mentioned as much at all
Jim Lehrer: do you support the #medicare voucher system @mittromney? #Romney: *Everything except a firm yes or no*
@mittromney and @barackobama both referenced Bill Clinton in their favor, didn’t #Clinton himself clear this up? #democrat #arithmetic
@mittromney WAS winning while @barackobama looked defensively tired and meek #possum?
@mittromney sabotaged himself: too pushy, cutting off @barackobama and the moderator, and being the spoiled brat we know he is.
Jim Lehrer: Your time is up sir. @barackobama: I had time left before @mittromney interrupted me.
it’s fair to say @barackobama advisers said, “Don’t attack, it’s not Presidential.” #rope @mittromney #dope
@mittromney’s disgusted facial expression is disgusting, @barackobama’s tangent parables earned it though; #freedom #rhetoric?
@mittromney foodstamp recipients increased, graduates can’t find work, @barackobama’s policies are not working #fact
Jim Lehrer just wasted thirty seconds explaining there are three minutes left
@mittromney closed with an avalanche of #rhetoric, @barackobama earned the first light hearted crowd reaction in turn
Can we the people witness the coin tosses next round? #gamble
@cnn just fact checked @mittromney’s #factual tax cut proposition against a #promise, and proved @barackobama false?! #SKEWED