As a conservative, I seethe with anger at Obama’s efforts to wreck our country’s economy, culture and way of life. The list of lies, extra-constitutional abuses, socialistic policies and foreign policy snafus is already endless…and they mount daily. Which one will drive me nuts today?
I desperately want to fight back; I want Romney to furiously tear into Obama and point out, in the most vivid terms, the harm to the Republic this president has done and would continue to do. I want Romney to channel my rage…if for no other reason, to let me know he understands the immensity of the Obama threat.
I want reassurance Romney knows this is not just another election; that November 6 truly marks a fork in the road for the country. I feel it; I know it. Please Mitt, let me know that you know it.
The Romney campaign has been lambasted from all quarters.
The MSM have written Romney off; their motives, the usual: insularity, partisanship and arrogance. Whether contrived or otherwise, the media’s accusations of incompetence pour forth every day, attacking Romney for real, but mostly imagined, missteps and misdeeds. But, this is to be expected.
And, many conservatives also echo my frustrations. “Get tough, Mitt.” “Get after him, Mitt; take it to Obama.” “Obama’s not a nice guy, Mitt.” Perhaps driven by daily teeth-gnashing caused by increasingly questionable polling results, we want blood drawn.
But, though our desires are understandable, would it be wise for Romney to, figuratively, smash Obama in the face?
In these highly partisan times it seems impossible any voter could remain undecided, but they exist. As fervent conservatives, we look with disdain at the equivocating undecided, wondering how the hell…
But, whether we understand or like it, the undecided may hold the key to victory in November. They apparently are a fickle group; non-ideologues whose decisions will be made based on the trivial…likeability, appearance…the color of the candidates’ ties for all I know.
Though personally galling, these precious 3 to 5 percent undecided can’t be ignored. Obviously, the Romney campaign is deliberately laying off the ‘fire and brimstone’ in deference to the undecided.
Emotionally, do I like it? No. Is it a good strategy? I don’t know. We’ll all find out in November.
However, despite how I “feel,” the pragmatism of the strategy should be discussed and evaluated unemotionally.