In other countries you hear about elections being fixed and ballot boxes being stuffed. Thanks to our Democratic voting system you don’t hear about those things here as much. On a side note, I do think we should have to show ID to vote, simply so we know the voter is who they say they are, but like Kathy, I digress.
I am not a radical political person. I am pretty much middle of the road with a leaning towards the Left. I am registered Democrat but have voted for Republicans. I am anti illegal immigration and pro choice, I am for single payer health care and for drug testing all social services recipients (including unemployment, food stamps and social security). You could say I am Bi-Political, I go both ways.
I too have a conspiracy theory and I have been contemplating it for a while. Bear with me.
When John McCain received the Republican nomination in 2008 there were many logical choices for Vice President, including many of those that are running now in 2012. Instead the Republican Party (not McCain) chose Sarah Palin, a virtual nobody, with extreme leanings and many personal issues (unwed pregnant teenage daughter, special needs child and being a Tina Fey look-a-like to name a few). The choice came out of nowhere, not even those who are staunch Republicans saw this coming. But they stood by their party and tried to support their candidates to the best of their abilities. Supporting even to the point of trying to make sense out of some things that Sarah Palin said that were so inarticulate she had her best supporters caught in a crossfire.
It is my belief that this was a deliberate ploy to throw the election. Hear me out.
I think the “higher ups” in the Republican Party knew what a mess George W. Bush had made and knew there was no way in hell any President would be able to clean it all up within 4 years. So, who better to blame for the mess not getting cleaned up than a Democratic President? Why have another of your guys in there trying to clean up after his bretheren and make it look even worse for the Party? I think it was also a bonus for the Republicans that the Democratic Nominee was going to be either a woman or an African -American man, it was a win win. If the mess doesn’t get cleaned up in 4 years (and really no one in their right mind could think it would) they can say, see we told you a woman/African-American wasn’t up for the job, we knew they couldn’t put this country to rights.
Throughout the last 3 years the Republican Party (and their fair and balanced news stations) have been decrying the President on every turn. Saying he hasn’t done enough to create jobs, or balance the budget. I will not get in to (right now) the idiocy of those statements, because that is another post in and of itself, don’t worry it is coming. Now in 2012, they are trying to capitalize on the parts of the mess that are still there.
Just like the players on Survivor who threw a challenge so they could vote off the guy they didn’t like, their plan is backfiring. The panel of fools I see every time there is a Republican Debate is laughable. The people over at FactCheck.org are being kept in business by simply watching debates every week and correcting all the inaccuracies that are being stated.
Personally, I would lean toward Mitt Romney (who I think will eventually get the nomination), but remember I am a registered Democrat. I think he and I think along the same lines, but he is afraid to say it out loud.