First, I want to say a hearty congratulations to President Obama on a second term. Job well done.
I have gotten into a heated discussion with a friend in the US who is a Romney supporter. He feels America is on the wrong track and we are doomed.
I feel sorry for this man because he has bought into the politics of fear. Fear that something will be taken from him or fear that he will not get what he wants. In either case, it is flawed thinking. He fails to see America for what it is and can be ... that is, a country of inclusion. There is enough wealth to spread around.
Many Americans have some strange belief that the poor want to be poor. even worse, they imply that the poor are "less than"in some way. There is the thought that those who are not wealthy must be doing something wrong. "If you are rich, you must be intelligent". It is very twisted. A short survey of wealthy plus stupid people easily includes Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, etc. Money does not necessarily beget intelligence.
The politics of fear and hatred in the states did not win this election as they did with several presidents before. The masses saw through this pathetic lie. I, for one, am relieved that more and more people seem to be enlightened. The people rejected the political weapon of deceit and non-truth that was perpetuated during this election by a candidate whose agenda had nothing to do with helping people or mankind. Mitt Romney is a selfish and greedy man. This may work wonderfully in business, but in governing. He was a failure in Massachusetts and now he wanted to practice his same nonsense on the national level? No ... he will not.
Again, the Republicans must re-group and figure out their next plan. I hope it involves truth, concern for others and a sense of inclusion. Maybe then they will have something to offer. As of now, there is enough hate in the world. We do not need theirs.