Edge sees it differently. Since he let his blog lapse, I offer you his point of view.
Obama will be completely unstoppable if he gets 4 more years…
if this happens I don’t want to hear one complaint about him or how things are. You wanted it? You got it.
The weight of his next four years will be squarely on the shoulders of those who thought it would be cute to protest vote with the Libertarians or not vote at all.
I hope you all can live with that, because I damn sure can’t.
There is nothing cute about my decision. It is completely serious. Mitt Romney has a very liberal voting record. I cannot count on him to turn around the economy or the spending. I cannot count on him to defend the 2nd Amendment. I cannot count on him to do anything but talk conservative during the campaign and then return to form if he wins.
Sure, maybe he slows things down, but the trestle is out. If the train keeps going, does it matter if we’re going 25 or 60 miles an hour?
If there is not a candidate that sees the deficit and the debt as a mortal crisis facing our country, a candidate that promises to balance the budget and begin to pay down the debt, then there is no meaningful choice at all.
Going further, this cannot just be the White House. We need candidates for the House and Senate that will slam the brakes on the spending. It no longer matters what the spending is for. Social Security, entitlements, foreign aid, defense, everything needs to be cut. Cut it across the board until the government is spending less than it takes in. Treat it like the crisis it is.
But until that happens, don’t pretend that there is any difference between Mitt Romney and Pr. Obama. If we don’t stop and reverse direction on spending, we will eventually get to the point that it is unrecoverable.