October 29, 2012
The public vote generally favors the incumbent, and this year is no different. President Obama is still favored by most analysts to win the 2012 Presidential election in November, despite a shaky showing in the National debate against Mitt Romney, a promise of “change” that has gone unfulfilled, and no significant changes in his unsuccessful policies. However, President Obama has done one great thing in his campaign so far, he has failed to screw up.
Mitt Romney, on the other hand, is slowing unraveling as the Republican candidate for the presidency. Most recently, he endorsed Indiana Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock who then stated publicly that he does not endorse abortion even in cases of rape. He believes that pregnancies conceived in rape should not be aborted because “it is something that God intended to happen.” How inconceivably ridiculous and malicious. To say that the God that this nation is founded upon, the same omnipotent being that the majority of Americans worship would choose rape as the vehicle to bring children into this world is unpatriotic, blasphemous, and careless. And, what is more unbelievable is that Romney has not recanted his endorsement of him. Mourdock went on to say, ”The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother. I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” He then attempted to temper his statements by saying that God does not intend sexual assaults and releasing this statement. “God creates life, and that was my point. God does not want rape, and by no means was I suggesting that He does. Rape is a horrible thing, and for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick.” However, if Mourdock believes that God wanted children to be created in this particular situation, then it is also a reasonable assumption that Mourdock believes that rape was part of God’s bigger plan. The God that most Americans serve is completely opposed to any evil. Andrea Saul, a representative for Romney, stated, “Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock’s comments, and they do not reflect his views.” But, the damage has already been done.
If Romney is elected he would be one Supreme Court Justice away from a complete shift in partisan power. He could feasibly change women’s right policy with the right judge behind him. And, he has now alienated women voters.
Pundits and voters have taken notice of Romney’s comments and decisions, and have begun to notice the vagueness with which he speaks concerning the details of his proposed financial plan and his most of his political stance. Though Obama did not press him for more specifics on his budget during the first debate, people both the right and the left realized that Romney has avoided the subject altogether. He promises to focus on enabling the middle class, but has not said how he would do it. He promises to help minorities, but he supports those who oppose their rights. President Obama may not have to win this election through campaigning. Mitt Romney is helping the incumbent move ahead with his actions.