A Reality Check
By Lauren Green
Well, here we are again. Party nominations are practically set, and the respective candidates are prepared for their standoff.
Is it just me or does this all seem a bit droll? I am only twenty-two, so maybe I am too young to be tired of politicians, but I still remember sitting on the living room floor as the voting results came in when Clinton beat out Dole in 1996. That night taught me a crucial lesson in politics: sometimes the “bad guy” wins.
Fast forward almost sixteen years, and here we are again. President Obama is up for reelection, and Mitt Romney will most likely be the Republican candidate. Most political pundits predicted this outcome months ago, but Rick Santorum put in a surprisingly strong run. Though his attempts were valiant, Santorum withdrew from the race this past Tuesday.
Mitt Romney does not really thrill me. Actually, he kind of makes me want to shrug my shoulders and stick my head in the sand until someone with more charisma or stronger credentials comes along. Responsible voters, however, do not have that luxury.
Forget what could have happened or who could have gotten the Republican nomination— for all intense purposes the primary is over. Regardless of how begrudging your attitude towards Romney is, how passionately you supported other candidates, conservatives must unite to get President Obama out of the White House.
Since President Obama took office in 2008, he has made no secret of where he stands. His $800 billion stimulus package in 2009 was the largest economic stimulus program in our nation’s history. We have seen the birth of ObamaCare and other blatant moves towards socialist policies— including Obama’s fight to raise taxes among the wealthy to promote “fairness.” Obama has repeatedly assured Planned Parenthood that they will continue to receive taxpayer dollars to fund the abortions they provide, and he has also used taxpayer dollars to fund embryonic stem cell research. The probable opportunities President Obama has to appoint left-leaning judges on both the Supreme Court and circuit courts of appeal should also cause alarm.
President Obama’s appointment of judges who fail to adhere to the original meaning of our Constitution could result in radical damage to our nation’s freedoms and values. His socialistic agenda will continue to change our government if he is given the chance to push them further. And who can stop this from happening? The answer, of course, is Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan. He is, however, the only man who stands between President Obama and another four years in the White House. Regardless of how unexcited we may be about Romney right now, please consider the fate of our country. In other words, unite and get the bad guy out.