'We're In This Together'
After months and months of participating in GOP primary debates, Mitt Romney has finally touched on an emotional theme, whether he is aware of it or not, that is a perfect counter-offensive to the strategy of divide and conquer which has been craftily and successfully cultivated during the 3.5 years of Obama's Presidency.
"We're in this Together" is a phrase Mitt Romney used in a CBS interview with moderator Bob Schieffer while campaigning in Pennsylvania this Father's Day. I believe that this is a theme that the Romney team should be using throughout the campaign because it is a slogan that can help bridge the political and social gaps that Obama's team has created. "We're all in this together"... and "together we can find compromises that will put this country back on a path to prosperity for all."
In the interview Mitt Romney held his ground against Schieffer's inquiries that were politically aimed at confirming that he is anti-immigration, anti-healthcare, anti-stimulus, anti-tax increases, anti-bailouts, and he is for cutting government spending, reducing the deficit and is a hard liner against Iran and its proxies.
Romney looked presidential as he took on these questions. He used it as an opportunity to talk about some specific ideas he and the GOP already have put forth regarding these very issues, as well as correcting some 'misconceptions' that numbers of Democrats are propagandizing to the American people regarding plans that the GOP are putting forth.
But, the loudest grievance voiced by the voters today is that our government can't, or won't work together to find compromise on looming economic and social issues, but remain politically partisan on every topic. This has added greatly to voters' fears that nothing is really getting done that doesn't have political overtones... that fear of a further recession is setting in and it has gotten so frustrating that the voters have stopped caring as to whose fault it is. There is a deep overall feeling of no confidence with this Congress and the President whether you sit on the right or left of the aisle.
President Obama's campaign of "Hope and Change" has morphed into anxiety and stagnation and he continues to make speeches that nurture these fears just for political and ideological reasons. His new campaign theme "Forward" has been borrowed from a word historically associated with Socialist and Marxist movements. This is clearly reflective of where he will attempt to take our country if he is re-elected, whether Americans want to go there or not. And he is using the very same tactics advocated by other political and social leaders who looked to revolutionize their country.
In light of this, Mitt Romney needs to spearhead a political and social movement that will rally many undecided voters into feeling that the GOP's presidential candidate has what it takes to get effective, constitutional legislation to pass in Congress which will stimulate employment, energy resources, the value of the dollar, educational improvements, the housing market, immigration enforcement and reforms while building national and global trust & confidence in America's leadership.
Believing that "We're in this together," combined with the truth that we are dangerously, if not suicidal, on the edge of an economic, political and cultural abyss, the independent voters of America should gravitate towards unity and compromise rather than divisiveness and revolution.