Nope. Not going to ram the iceberg twice.
I received a hilarious email that said reelecting Barack Obama would be like backing up the Titanic and driving it into the iceberg a second time. I laughed, and laughed, and laughed. Then I somberly realized something.
The death of America at the hands of Barack Obama is not a laughing matter.
Is "death" a bit of hyperbole? Well, that depends. (No, I'm not going to crack a joke about what the meaning of "is" is.) The Obama vision for the country is Zombie America, still walking around, but not alive. It's a place where the very much alive people are at risk of having the life sucked out of them by the tax code, the regulations, and the zombies who won't deign to work.
I was hoping someone dynamic, charismatic, and electable would show up. Alas, Ronald Reagan is dead. So instead, we get Mitt Romney.
He was by no means my first choice. That would have been Gary Johnson, before he fled to the Libertarian nomination. He believes in a lot of what I do: Reforming the tax code, auditing the Federal Reserve, school choice, standing up for Israel if they are attacked, reforming entitlements so the whole thing doesn't go bust, and creating a business-friendly environment so the economy can prosper. But there was no room for him, because there were other parts of his message that offended Republicans.
So instead, I'll be voting for Mitt. And so will a lot of other people who aren't in love with him. It isn't perfect, but it could be worse.
"Worse" is a federal take-over of health care. America has 426 of the top 1,000 hospitals in the world. Our allegedly "broken" system must be doing SOMETHING right.
"Worse" is neutering our military. Maybe we shouldn't be running all over the planet being Team America - World Police. That doesn't mean we shouldn't have the very best weapons of war.
"Worse" is not reining in the soaring national debt. No, it can't be done by eliminating the Department Of Ugly Mauve Shoes. The sacred cows of Social Security and Medicare need to be personalized, so the truly needy get what they require, and everyone else has options.
"Worse" is using tax dollars to bankroll inefficient solutions. Yes, choo choos and windmills and electric cars are all the rage. If they were worth half the price it would take to blow them straight to hell, the private sector would have been all over them years ago.
"Worse" is overly complex laws and regulations that make everyone a criminal.
"Worse" is an overly complex tax code that rewards the sloth and punishes the gazelle.
"Worse" is a federal government that sues a state government for trying to enforce federal laws. Yes, I am referring to Arizona, and immigration. "Worse" is also suing Sheriff Joe, who is the most popular elected official in the whole dang country.
"Worse" is an economy that can't thrive because the CEO, as it were, doesn't know a thing about running a business.
"Worse" is acting like our friends are our enemies, and our enemies are our friends.
"Worse" is creating a culture of dependency.
"Worse" is appointing very biased individuals with no respect for the Constitution to federal judgeships and the Supreme Court.
"Worse" is never missing an opportunity to create racial tension.
"Worse" is turning identity politics into a flippin' circus. We stand or fall as one. Pick your side.
"Worse" is a man who said that even if he wanted to ban guns, he doesn't have the votes in Congress to do it.
And last, but by no means least, "worse" is someone who I do not believe honestly loves and understands America.
There's more, but the upshot is this: If you don't think backing the Titanic up and ramming the iceberg twice is a good idea, you have only one choice in November. You don't have to love Mitt. You just have to vote for him.