National Effort Inspired GOP Nominee

The other night I blogged about whether Governor Romney and the GOP could/would try to change/solidify the Republican Party’s brand.  As good as Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Romney’s speeches were, I think the answer is, “No.”

I’m not being critical, but once again, Gov. Romney wants to be the head of the United States government, so he can create 12 million jobs.  This is difficult to explain, but what he’s saying doesn’t seem to fit in with what he’s trying to say.

A little further, we heard a five point plan, none of which contained anything new.  This kinda bummed me out.  For instance, he wants to take advantage of God given American resources.  I don’t blame him, by the way, but it’s nothing new.  More to the point, Keystone XL would be at very least a quasi government project.  See where I’m coming from?

For the last few days I’ve been wondering if Governor Romney would bring up the ole’, “Are you better off than you were four years ago.”   This tagline is a political winner, but if anyone actually performs the personal math on this, the answer is actually, “Yes.”

Consider this.  Four years ago is when everyone’s pensions were dropping to 50% their previous value.  Remember Lehman Bros. and AIG, and when the DOW plunged 700 points? President Bush signed the $700ish billion dollar TARP and the auto bailout because the U.S. economy was going you no where…fast.  Anyway, given the actual picture, I’m kinda surprised Gov. Romney injected the four year metric in tonight’s speech.

Some other irony is when he began his inspiring story, by once being inspired.  Here’re the text; “When President Kennedy challenged Americans to go to the moon, the question wasn’t whether we’d get there, it was only when we’d get there.

The soles of Neil Armstrong’s boots on the moon made permanent impressions on OUR souls and in our national psyche. Ann and I watched those steps together on her parent’s sofa. Like all Americans we went to bed that night knowing we lived in the greatest country in the history of the world.

God bless Neil Armstrong.

Tonight that American flag is still there on the moon. And I don’t doubt for a second that Neil Armstrong’s spirit is still with us: that unique blend of optimism, humility and the utter confidence that when the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, you need an American.

That’s how I was brought up.”  Inspirational and awesome imagery by Governor Romney!  Government program…The whole thing.

I get that D’s and R’s, during the general election, have to lean towards the center of the political spectrum.  That said, this speech (and convention as a whole) may have sent a confusing message at best, and lack of thereof at worst.

Thinking further, this may all be a Jedi mind trick.  Who knows?!   The pros are paid big bucks to get candidates elected, and I’m not one of those.

Apparently, while I was watching the Gamecocks play football on another channel, Clint Eastwood had an odd performance.  From what I’m seeing on Twitter and Facebook, “morning after” talk will be about Clint talking to an empty chair.

In other news:  Gamecocks gave us some drama, but pulled in the WIN!

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