Why I Am Not Voting for Mitt Romney on Nov. 7, or Nov. 6

A few days ago, I explained why I was planning to vote for Mitt Romney on November 7.

After some additional soul searching — I do a lot of that these days — and after coming across a quick miracle cure for the “Romnesia” that was afflicting me, I have now decided to vote for Barack Obama on Nov. 6.

Call me a flip-flopper.

That’s OK, I am in good company.

One of them being the guy I was going to vote for on Nov. 7.

Why such change of mind?

Space at TMV and time where I am on vacation do not permit me to explain fully why. But, as so happens, I have just received an e-mail from a very good friend expressing some of the reasons much better — and more poetically — than I ever could.

So, without further ado, here are some of the reasons why I will definitely vote for Barack Obama on November 6 and, as my friend says, “Remember the facts and look for the truth, When you enter the voting booth.”

How can it be – Can’t people see?

A Romney Ryan victory
Will return us to Bush 2’s horrible history.
“Cut taxes and deregulate,”
Sounds real easy, doesn’t it Mate?

Instead of diplomacy, they’ll use bluster
And beat their chests and say, “watch out Buster”
At home and overseas,
How can it be?
Can’t people see?

Can’t anyone remember the stock market crash
When from unregulated mortgages people made a dash
When an arrogant foreign policy pushed us into an Iraq war mess
The real 9/11 culprits skipped over the border and we got more jihadists not less
How can it be?
Can’t people see?

Now job loss bleeding took a while to turn around after the 2008 election
Ok Mate, it still ain’t great; but it’s going in the right direction.
Housing starts are on the rise;
And the stock market is double in size,
All this with a Tea Party who won’t compromise.
How can it be?
Can’t people see?

What we hear is, “Let’s just repeat the past,
And we will flourish and real fast.”
The Romney Ryan budget claims debt reduction is easy;
But the math is more like one and one makes three.
They bring no solution,
Just political erudition.
How can it be?
Can’t people see?

So forget vitriolic propaganda the right wing does spew.
They’re just returning to Bush 2’s failed policies – nothing is new.
Remember the facts and look for the truth,
When you enter the voting booth.

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Author: DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist