This 2012 election cycle will be the most highly-charged election cycle in my memory (and I remember the Carter/Reagan cycle). There is more at stake in 2012 than there has been since World War II. The battle lines have been drawn and positions on the issues stand in stark contrast. The difference between the Conservative agenda and the Liberal agenda is unbridgeable.
Enter Mitt Romney. (HT LaborUnionReport for the video)
So, Mitt was for it before bein agin it. Or was he agin it before bein for it? Or is he agin bein for it or for bein agin it?
If you’re Pro-Life, you cannot vote for Mitt because he’s pro-abortion.
If you’re pro-abortion, you cannot vote for Mitt because he’s Pro-Life.
If you oppose mandates, you cannot vote for Mitt because he likes mandates.
If you like mandates, you cannot vote for Mitt because he opposes mandates.
And the beat goes on.
Mitt Romney is straddling the fence, trying to play both sides. In this charged atmosphere, that fence is electrified, and the amperage keeps increasing. The growing differences between Conservatives and Liberals means the electric fence is growing taller. Mitt Romney is doing his best to straddle a 6-foot-tall, fully electric fence. And we know what happens when you try to do that.
Sure would be nice if Romney tried a little integrity.