Even though the odds were stacked against you, you fought hard and never gave up, and for that I must commend you. Fox News was behind you, but all the other major media outlets did everything they could to help Obama. You ran a respectible campaign, but I have to admit, you made a few bad mistakes, some of which I’ve noted below:
1. The 47% comment. I understand what you were trying to say, and I know everyone took it out of context to use it against you, but it was a pretty dumb thing to say. Despite the inherant truth behind your remarks, you had to know it would be used against you in a strong way.
2. You weren’t aggressive enough at magnifying Obama’s faults, especially during the last debate. You weren’t going to get any help from the media, so you needed to do it yourself. I know you wanted to run a respectable campaign, and not look as petty, but you couldn’t keep letting him off the hook.
3. I don’t want to call you a flip-flopper, because you didn’t really reverse your stance on issues, but there were several times when you “softened” your position, hoping to appease more people. I think you ended up losing more conservatives than the liberals that you gained. While some people won’t like your strong stance on some things, the respect you get for sticking to your values, is much more valuable.
I don’t think you ever really had a legitimate chance of winning, which wasn’t your fault, but you did a good job of making us all believe that you could. You never convinced me that you would be a great president, but I certainly believed you would be better than the alternative. Good luck to you in whatever you take on now.
The average conservative American
Dear President Obama,
Congratulations on your hard-fought victory in the election. Myself and over 57.5 million other voters didn’t think you deserved another term in the White House, but somehow, over 60 million people thought you did. It doesn’t make much sense to me, but what’s done is done. I certainly hope that you extend a hearty “Thank You” to all the media that did all they could to hide your many flaws, while magnifying those of Mr. Romney. They are the biggest reason you won. Between your negative campaign and the media’s bias, half of America thought Mitt Romney was truly evil.
What I want to do now, is ask that you do a few things that I think will get this country headed back to greatness. The following is a list of those requests:
1. Repeal Obamacare. To this day, a majority of Americans don’t want it. It’s the quickest and most effective way to show Americans that you want to do what’s best for the entire country, not just for you and the “47%” of Americans that depend on you for handouts.
2. Pass a budget. This is gonna be tough, since it will require you to work with Republicans, but you have to do it at least once during your 8 years as President.
3. Be honest for once. You’ve already been re-elected, so, for example, you can admit that you lied about Libya. Part of being a decent man is the ability to admit that you are wrong. I’ve never heard you do it, so right now, I just can’t believe anything you say.
4. Stop killing unborn children. Your love affair with Planned Parenthood just disgusts me. You insist on supporting them with government money, and some of that money is used for abortions. There are two things I just can’t understand about this. First, you claim to be a Christian. I don’t know how any Bible believing Christian can condone abortion. Second, abortions are nearly always an elective surgery. Why are my tax dollars paying for an elective surgery? As much as I would like it, I’m not naive enough to think Roe vs. Wade will get overturned, so either stop funding Planned Parenthood, or make it illegal for them to perform abortions. Require them to be done in a hospital; this may save some mothers from dying as a result of botched abortions as well.
I could keep going, but I don’t want to overwhelm you. Again, congratulations on your re-election. I’m looking forward to a better 4 years.
The average conservative American
I could talk for days about all the stupidity surrounding this election, but there are only a couple days left, so I will limit it. I feel as though there are a great number of people that are not thinking rationally. Maybe I’m not either, but here is my train of thought. First of all, I’m not overly fond of either candidate. My vote is more of a vote against one candidate than a vote for the other. I’m a registered republican, but I try to consider each candidate objectively. Here are a couple of the seemingly obvious conclusions I have come to:
1. President Obama’s entire campaign has been based on negative attacks against Mitt Romney. This is clearly a result of knowing that he can’t run on his record.
2. If President Obama had a record to be proud of, this election wouldn’t be close, and he wouldn’t have to spend all his time campaigning, and be able to spend his time doing his job.
I truly believe that President Obama is a good man, loves his family, and loves America, but I have been very disappointed with his presidency. For example, he promised to get immigration reform done in his first year. He says he didn’t get the bipartisan support to get it done, but he was able to get Obamacare done with NO bipartisan support, knowing that most of Americans didn’t want it.
This all leads me in one direction. I don’t necessarily believe Mitt Romney will be a great president, but I certainly don’t believe President Obama has earned the right to continue.
It all seems like common sense to me.