Romney's backdoor play for Democratic voters

Romney's backdoor play for Democratic voters

Washington : DC : USA | Nov 01, 2012 at 9:05 PM PDT
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Here we are in the final week of campaigning for the presidential hopeful and the incumbent. As we enter in to the homestretch, I believe the vast majority of Americans have made a firm decision for whom they'll cast their vote, but I also believe the polls fail to reflect an accurate result. I predict Romney will pick up votes incognito from a colossal number of left-leaning Americans who will campaign with their party right until the end.

In the pasr four years, America has experienced some of the worst situations for families in memorable history. A sharp rise in unemployment, record gas prices, a $4,000 average decrease in annual household income can all be traced back to the current policies this White House has adopted. It doesn't take a scientist to figure out where the blame lies.

One issue affects voter influence more than most other issues. One thing will get the attention of a voter quicker than any campaign speech or slogan out there: household finances. When it dips in their wallet and affects the well being of their family, they will listen and act accordingly.

In 2008, hope and change was the slogan, words from promises that things would truly change. And change they did, but not in the way most were expecting. Instead everyone had to "tighten their belts" while watching the bureaucrats they voted in office spend more money than all other administrations in history. They watched the GSA shamefully waste millions of dollars, watched their hard earned tax dollars get invested in green energy companies that went belly up. They watched their great leader who gave them so much inspiration in 2008 play more golf and take numerous lavish vacations at the taxpayer's expense while the rest of the country was declining on a daily basis. They took notice of his absence in leadership, with no attentiveness to the economy, as well as attending only 40% of his daily briefings. They were reluctant to say, but they knew he was apathetic to his duties to the United States.

The left-leaning working class voter has remained complacent the last four years, and despite the gloomy outlook, they believed in who they supported and waited for things to get better. As time slowly drifted by, their wallets thinned but their eyes were opening a little more each week as their paycheck wouldn't go as far as it used to. Right up until now.

Now is the time. They know this. Do they want to endure another four years just to show support to their party? Is anyone so hardcore to their cause that he or she can't be budged? When the results of their actions can affect their personal suroundings, they will reconsider, even at the ballot box. Of course there's some that won't budge and will vote Obama come hell or high water. But most of them haven't been affected in a negative way due to wealth or dependency on government entitlements, but that's another topic.

In the ranks of the Democratic Party, there is undoubtedly untold numbers who are pondering this very question through the last week of deciding. It's commonly thought only independent voters are caught in the "who will I vote for?" debacle this late in the game. By now, party lines usually have been drawn.

But this time around, I think there's going to be a big surprise for the hardcore left, the very same people who think biased media will win their support. People may watch the leftist media praise their leader and exhalt him, but I guarantee their wallets have been speaking to them, and that message will resonate with a voter quicker and more on a personal level than any campaign speech or left-wing rhetoric.

Some claim the 2012 election will be the most important election in the history of the United States of America. I believe more and more people are finally adhering to that prediction and realizing through experience this election can take the country to the point of no return. I also believe those same people will vote with their conscience regardless of their party affiliation, regardless of their race, and regardless of their religion.

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Burton Wiborg is based in Whitley City, Kentucky, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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