Today - the here and now - The Republican party has all but outright declared itself the mortal enemy of America, plain and simple. From overwhelming opposition to the Lilly Ledbetter act to gross incompetence in displaying any factual knowledge of the state of the nation, and it's place on the world stage. The Republican Party is the party of the merchant, the businessman, the dollar-dealer. It cares nothing for "God", it only uses religion as an opiate for the weak-minded. It has no recognition of any class but the wealthy, and disdains any effort to uplift the poor or stabilize the working class. It detests an intelligent populace, and positively LOATHES WOMEN.
The unbelievable BAD JUDGEMENT of the Republican Party to support a candidate so ill-suited for the Presidency of this country is inexcusable, and displays a flagrant absence of respect for its inhabitants. A thinking man would at least have been given pause after Romney's first falsehood-laden speech, and why ANY woman would ever vote for a Republican in this day and age is beyond me.
The best any Republican candidate can hope to do right now is attack the weakest link Obama has (and there's not many to show, in all honesty). This is because they are impotent to do the one thing Obama CAN: Stand in FRONT of a nation and concisely LEAD IT.
Obama can stand on his own merits, he doesn't have to attack Romney. By and large, he hasn't. It was pathetically embarrassing to watch the Republican Candidate time and again hurl himself against the unyielding castle wall that was the President of the United States, hit the wall headfirst and fall flat on his Mormon ass, dazed and confused. Tonight, more than ever before, Romney stood in front of the American people and failed to provide ONE SINGLE REASON why he "might" be a better candidate for leadership.
His bluster, doublespeak and sleight-of-hand politics were played out at the first debate, and no one had the good sense to whisper in his ear "Hey, you've lost the fucking plot".
So here is a lesson you ALL should have learned: We don't lengthen our straws by shortening everyone else's. We don't rise above the rest by sinking the factory floor.
We do it through Integrity of leadership.
We do it by raising the standard to which we hold our civic leaders, and demanding a better quality of government.