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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Dorian de Wind, Military Affairs Columnist
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ordinarysparrow
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ordinarysparrow
3 years 10 months ago

Was wondering if Colin Powell’s endorsement might be a factor in flipping you back from Romney on the 7th….

jdledell
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jdledell
3 years 10 months ago
Dorian – I must admit I am somewhat disillusioned by Obama’s first term. I’m happy that universal healthcare was passed but very disappointed that a grand bargain on budgets failed to materialize. I know that was not all Obama’s fault but I thought he should have grabbed Simpson/Bowles and used a bully pulpit to fight for it. Nonetheless, I will vote for Obama because with Romney there is no there, there. Anyone voting for Romney has no idea what they are voting for. Will he back Ryan and the tea party in gutting the Federal budget? Will he throw off… Read more »
dduck
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dduck
3 years 10 months ago
Because he didn’t: (1) Get O to go on record about Benghazi. O said he would love to have a full discussion in the second debate. Now we are seeing e-mails and the arrest of one suspect in Tunisia that Turkey captured. I know, The Fog Of The Campaign and wait for the Feinstein hearing and the FBI report (around Nov. 7th, the same day you will Not vote for Mitt). (2) Trot out the Harvey Rosen video refuting the often, often $5 trillion hole that he cites Rosen’s own study. Rosen says he is incorrect. (3) ask how using… Read more »
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sheknows
3 years 10 months ago

AMEN!! Obama had to deal with a congress that was something out of Dante’s Inferno. That alone prevented him from accomplishing so much more. That considered, he did a very good job. He has my vote.

dduck
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dduck
3 years 10 months ago

DDW, “Second, look at the piece of crap for an economy he got stuck with.”
Deja vue all over again this time.

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