Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Two Horse Race with No Winner

Now that we know it will be Romney vs. Obama for the future of mankind, we can all rest assured that regardless of the outcome , there will be no winner. The American people certainly will not win, that is nothing new. We're used to getting the short end of the stick. Being conditioned to accept mediocrity and malfeasance from our elected officials has led us to where we are currently, and although the occupy Wall St. movement may be a good start, I fear that it will be too little too late to make much of a difference. I hope I am wrong.

But the predicament we are in goes far deeper than the traditional conundrum of having to choose the lesser of two evils. You see, no matter who sits in The White House, our fundamental problems will continue to haunt us until someone has the courage to step up and break the mold. For all of his good intentions, Obama has not been able to do it. Blame it on the Republicans if you will, but whatever the reason, he just hasn't gotten it done. And if you think Romney is up to the task, you're going to feel like you're in a dream from Nightmare on Elm St. if he gets in. So where does that leave us?

Pretty much holding the bag again, being forced to endure the lousy decisions and policies that have dogged us year-in and year-out for decades. Because the two-party system allows only a choice between candidate A and candidate B, it's always a crap shoot. Even if your candidate does get elected, there's no guarantee that he/she will be able to deliver on the campaign promises they have made. Competing agendas from the right and the left bring power to bear with an unsavory medley of lobbyists, politicians, and  money. And until this stops, there will continue to be no winners.  Unless lobbyists and their influence peddling coffers are removed from the equation, we simply will not be able to move forward as a nation or a society. 

So there it is folks, read it and weep. Obama's got his money behind him and Romney's got his. When all is said and done, whoever wins will still be beholden to the interests that put him there.


  1. Ok...so I agree with so much of your thoughts Mikey.The efeect of lobbyists, politicians saying anything to get elected then not following through, the citizens suffering...but I dont get the nightmare on Elm street analogy. Not to be partisan but why do you say that? Everyone can see Obama has promised the moon and delivered a pebble..and then he has the audacity to defend his record and ask for four more..but objectivity doesnt seem to wearrant a "Freddy Kruger" comparison. It is a two party system...one party dropped the ball so why would it not be a good idea to let the other guy give it a try given the disaterous state of the American economy?

  2. Thanks for the comment Mark. I guess I hit a nerve with the Freddy Krueger comparison but that is good. Fostering dialogue among those who take the time to read my posts is what it's all about. I just wish more people would weigh in, regardless of who they intend to vote for.

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