After this last election I even wonder if it can be changed. We can look at all the reasons why Mitt Romney lost and why Barack Obama won, we can analyze it five ways to Sunday and we'll never come up with a definite answer. And if we truly are honest about it, would Romney be all that different from Obama?
Both candidates would promise everything to everyone and do what ever it is they want anyway. They would do the bidding of whoever gives them the most money to help them get reelected. I have to believe that no matter how idealistic someone is, once they get elected on a national level they change. Their eyes are always on the next election, gaining more power, staying in power. There are no "Mr. Smith's ".
Does that mean you, as an individual, shouldn't try to affect change? Should you just accept things the way they are and "go with the flow"? Of course not. We will never change those at the top, they are already entrenched. The change has to come from the bottom. but even then you have to wonder if it would even start there.
The next four years are going to be interesting. There are calls for massive overhauling of the Republican party. There are calls that republicans need to become more like Democrats in their thinking. I disagree. If this election proved anything that is the total opposite of what is needed. Romney was almost more left than Obama. He compromised on everything, tried to please everyone. An even better example is here in Massachusetts with Scott Brown. Towards the end of the campaign I wasn't sure which candidate was more on the left. Don't get me wrong, I like Brown, but he went to far to the left and if he runs again, if Kerry leaves, I am not sure I would support him.
What really scares me though, isn't Barack Obama getting reelected, or the upcoming fiscal cliff or even the grid lock which will continue in Congress. It is the precedent which has been set by Obamacare. Not even talking about the fact that the government can't run healthcare, costs will skyrocket and all the other problems, the Supreme Court has ruled that it is okay for the government can "mandate" Americans to purchase goods and services. This opens up a door which really needs to remain closed. What else will they mandate?
There is so much potential for abuse from this by politicians and special interest groups that it is mind boggling. And it doesn't matter what side of the aisle one is on to see the problems with it. Just think what those evil corporations will be able to get away with now.
This is something which really needs to be changed.