I can't get past Obama's rhetoric. Many, many other people have pointed out what a hypocrite Obama is. He promised post-partisanship, but it seems like every speech he makes contains some sort of vilification of Republicans (not to mention "millionaires and billionaires," and my personal favorite, "corporate jet owners"). Obama might have his rhetoric and the obsequious media to rely upon, but the reality of reality should hopefully be enough to evict Obama from the White House. Obama's and the media's rhetoric cannot be enough to obfuscate the facts (low unemployment, high inflation, et cetera) when so many people are well aware of them, and since they are having such a profound effect on peoples' lives.
Any prosperity loving citizen of a Western nation should support the Tea Party Movement, given how inextricably linked the US's economy is to that of the rest of the world. I really hope Americans nominate the right Republican to challenge Obama. I do not believe a RINO like Mitt Romney would be able to effectively curtail government spending, and everyone in the Western world should be paying close attention. It is too early to determine who the right candidate is, in my opinion, however. At this point, I would probably support Herman Cain. I think someone with leadership experience in the private sector may be the perfect person to deal with what the next president will inherit from Obama. Yes, it would be a risk to elect an outsider, but, at this point, it would be a risk that is well worth taking. Having said that, I would not support Herman Cain completely at this point. It is too early. And, if either Paul Ryan or Marco Rubio enters the running, well, they are just too damn good not to support. But that doesn't look like it will happen.
I am a concerned Canadian. I am also a university student with a very tight budget. I don't need a stagnant economy to make things more difficult than they will already be. I don't have nearly as much at stake as most Americans, but the prospect of another Obama presidency, which will almost inevitably lead to an economic crisis the likes of which Americans haven't seen possibly since the Great Depression (if my amateur reasoning can be relied upon), and hence one the likes of which Westerners haven't seen possibly since the Great Depression, frightens me.
UPDATE: After re-reading this, I realized the last sentence didn't make any sense, so I fixed it.
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