Now that each side has had their conventions, we are into the final stretch drive to the White House. We can argue who got the bigger bounce from the convention, presumably the Democrats who seem to benefit from having among their brethren many fine writers and show producers. Republicans are more stale and pale, thus their show was a bit more dull. Early polling suggest a modest bounce for Obama, which will flatten out after the jobs report. The election is close, but Obama has the edge electorally speaking.. with the Romney/Ryan ticket positioned on the far right.
The most interesting thing that happened in Tampa Bay for the Republicans wasn’t broadcast nationwide. Karl Rove’s SuperPac- “American Crossroads” met in Tampa Bay ..meeting with 70 or so of the nations must self-serving corporate whores. Rove’s concentration is now on the senate, as he knows Romney is a 76% underdog in the in-trade betting ..he’s not likely to win the White House. The senate is the key governmental entity to get things done, the real power lies in these 100 senators. The GOP has some close races on its hand, if Obama begins to pull away….the senate may become more Democratic. The possibility of ever repealing “The Affordable Health Care Act” (let’s drop ”Obamacare”) becomes less so…as this was Rove’s big pitch to get the fat-cats to pony up some more funny money….seed money to disembowel a health care act that million of Americans desperately need.
Karl’s group has a 300 million dollar budget, 200m for Romney ,70m for the senate and 30m for the house. Mind you this is just one SUPERPAC, other groups have amassed their own gaudy budgets. The American people approved of this unlimited spending….so if we think it’s counterproductive to let the rich have free reigns, the middle class might want to get off their ass and say something about the Citizens United ruling.
American apathy is unmatched. If we really cared , most Americans would be up in arms about the aggressive voter suppression tactics now being used in critical states of Ohio,Pennsylvania and Florida. We would object to the super rich having a super -duper say in how all our lives will be “managed” We’ve learned to suck it up and live with unbridled “Corporatism” …we are allowing the momentum of political discussion to be determined by the corporate elitists.
Sometimes people have to hit the bottom before they react, like a drunk whose life is finally caught in the headlights of destruction. With unemployment at dangerous levels, poverty and despair running amok, can significant change be around the corner? How bad does it have to get before the middle class will rise out of their drunken stupor and demand 12 steps for economic and social sanity? Let’s stop corporate control of the political process, and control of the middle class…time for American’s to get engaged and enraged!