It Didn’t Have to Be Obama

Barb Wire

Around the country, there seems to be a growing sense that Mitt Romney got a raw deal when he ran for president. He was not a vampire capitalist, whatever that is. He is not cruel to his dog. He does not hate women and want to saddle them with perpetual pregnancy so they can’t go to work or have any fun. All those things the nooze media, an arm of the Democrat Party, said about him were untrue, unfair, and cruel.

All right, it was hard to get excited about him as a candidate. His whole political style is to be noncommittal, lukewarm, Mr. Moderate, etc. He didn’t even mention Benghazi in the presidential debate that took place days after that debacle. He should have beaten Obama over the head with it, but he didn’t even mention it.

All the same, folks, you coulda had him instead of Mr. *Batteries Not Included for your president. At the very least we would have had a president who could talk to us, not at us, and whose lifelong work ethic would keep him plugging away at his official duties instead of fatzing around on the golf course all the time.

And here are some of the things we would not have, if Romney were our president:

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*A boiling chaotic mess on our nation’s border

*A materially and morally gutted military

*Obamacare (Romney promised to grant waivers to all 50 states by executive order)

As for foreign policy, it’s so hard and unpredictable, even really smart people who know what they’re doing, and do their level best, can’t always get it to turn out right. But it’s always better to have someone in charge who’s not an idiot and at least is trying his best to do a good job.

So, for all of you who were too hoity-hoity in your self-righteous pride to vote for Romney, and either sat it out or threw your votes away on third-party fringe candidates–

What we’ve got now is your fault.

If our republic survives the rest of *Batteries Not Included’s second term, it’ll be no thanks to you.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

Lee Duigon
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on

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