I’m sure there is more meaning to his words, a truer, deeper meaning, that my pea-brain can’t comprehend… but Obama seriously said “You can’t change Washington from the inside.”
So in 4 years he’s gone from “Yes, we can” to “No, I can’t.” Honestly though – there may be some truth to what he said… He can’t really change Washington… but the country and the world can undeniably be changed. Unemployment numbers that only drop when people stop looking for work, national debt soaring past $16,000,000,000,000.00, government control of industry, you name it. All that change… all from Obama.
I tell ya, if Obama wins, I don’t know how he’s going to recover from the damage left behind by the previous term. Will anyone seriously be able to blame Bush if after another 4 years nothing has improved? Eventually, responsibility needs to be taken by, and blame assigned to – the people who voted for Obama.
Washington can be changed, as was proven in 2010 when the Democrats lost control of the House. We’re talking a classic David and Goliath tale here and as much as I’d love to vote for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, I don’t see that he has a snowballs chance in hell of winning. I’m not even sure of Romney/Ryan will be able to trigger the change that is required, all I know is that Obama and the current Democrat leadership needs to go. As fucked up as the move during the RNC to keep the Libertarian movement off the state was… someone somewhere calculated that the only candidate threatened by a strong Libertarian voice on the national state was Romney. As much as I support the ideas and proposals from Johnson and Paul – the only way to defeat a force like Obama with his absolutely dismal record – is with big names and big money.
I would LOVE to see more attention on the Libertarians. I would LOVE to see a candidate that has a real chance to reach the presidency… But to do that they need to exponentially increase their efforts and get their message out by any means necessary… it’s going to take an unstoppable force to face the seemingly immovable object that is the political establishment in Washington – and IMHO – they simply aren’t there yet. The best time for them will be in challenging a Republican incumbent, not a Democrat, and most certainly not Barack Obama.
We can change Washington, the country, and the world – perhaps even for the better – for now, I’ll have to settle for Romney/Ryan.