Well, the Florida Republican Primary has come and gone. The field of contenders continues to shrink while vitriol freely flows. The slugfest between the front-runners no longer borders on feigned civility. The discourse between the petulant Gingrich and the sappy Romney is almost comical, except these two men, accomplished in ways that elude at the moment, are apparently the best that America has to offer the beleaguered people of America.
Romney claims that he isn’t concerned about the “very poor.” He is so out of touch with how many Americans live in poverty that its more than questionable how he can claim, that once elected; “If necessary, I’ll fix the holes in the ‘generous’ safety net designed to assist the poor.” This statement exemplifies the experience of a man who has zip knowledge about real poverty and just how intractable and pervasive poverty is for many Americans. The recent economic collapse negatively affected millions of Americans and legions that were directly affected by the down economy quietly entered the ranks of the invisible poor. And yet, Mr. Romney states; “I am more concerned about the 90% -95% of middle class Americans.” How can a man who made a fortune in investments have such poor math skills? Even in boom years, America’s middle-class never reached 90%-95% of our adult, working/investing population. If a man who has more experience in firing employees rather than creating jobs and maintaining a workforce, it is impossible to contemplate exactly how Mitt Romney plans to restore and return America to Americans.
The also ran Pillsbury Dough Boy candidate,, is threatening to take his ball and create a new playground, a new political party, in large part due to his loss in Florida, where he will create the rules of the game that please him. There is so much that is wrong with candidate Gingrich, and sadly, there is only so much black ink and white space to explore his narrow-minded, self-aggrandizing desire for ultimate power.
It’s been said before, but the words from the past carry far greater weight today: exactly where are America’s talented, educated, good-hearted people who truly want to make a difference in he lives of Americans and not just the loves of the privileged few?