People ask us to defend Romney. We won't. It's just an election, after all. One in a, hopefully, long-running series of such events where we can judge at some point down the road whether or not we made the right decision in the relative comfort of a safe and free Republic.
Here, however, is someone who will:
Romney is a decent business manager. He’s a decent man. He likes America. He wants America to like him. He’s not going to actively dismantle our way of life, as will the one now in power. There will be no attacks on freedom of religion, no wild power grabs for the Internet, no executive orders that violate the laws of the land. He will not hanker for more “flexibility” so he can give more to Putin. And — this is petty but important for how the world sees us — he will neither apologize nor bow to foreign leaders.
Is he perfect? Oh, goodness, no. Is he exactly what we need? Probably not. Who is? Do you know the trouble we’ve got ourselves into by trusting presidents for this long? It’s a big hole. No one man can get us out of it. Only we can. And it will take time.
But that’s fine. He won’t be anointed by any gods. There will be no halos and no Greek columns. Instead, he’ll be the elected by the people and the people — the sovereign people of this free land — who are now awake will stand ready to make sure he knows it.
Perhaps we will once more save our democratic republic for another generation. Perhaps we’ll turn the tiller and start the long way back from deep blue statism.
In the end, as someone said, perhaps we’re the ones we’ve been waiting for. No hero will ride to the rescue — we will.
Go to the link and read the whole thing. It's good - real good.
The linked piece represents more of a defense of the American ideal than a defense of Romney.
It's totally healthy and totally American to be skeptical of our leaders. Hell, it's even healthy and American to be skeptical of the person we will be pulling the lever for come November. It's who we are and it's in our DNA as Americans.
We don't need a Reagan - we don't need a saviour. We need us. We need an informed, enlightened and engaged people which, in our opinion, has been missing for a while. That is the backbone of a strong republic, not its leaders.
We don't need school children singing songs in praise of the President. We don't need creepy, insipid fan boy/girl pledge videos to the President. That really hasn't solved anything, now has it?
During the Republican National Convention, we were tweeting during Governor Chris Christie's keynote address and something he said triggered this response from us:
Christie nailed it. If Romney won't lead, we'll show him the way.
Now, get your asses to the polls in November.