Headlines from the right run from “Won by two touchdowns” to “It’s Over!” Comments from the left run from puzzlement to disappointment and to downright anger at their candidate for his poor performance. There is universal agreement that Romney won this one – big time!
But it is not over. Obama had a bad night but remember what he told his followers in an earlier campaign, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we will bring a gun.” Romney skipped the knife and came in to the fight with a gun. Expect Obama to bring a cannon to the next one. One just wonders what he has to use for ammunition.
Because we live in an age of idiocy, I feel compelled to explain for the benefit of readers on the left that all this talk of guns and ammo is metaphorical (look it up). I wouldn’t want to be accused of inciting violence the way Sarah Palin was when she used the word “target” to identify areas where conservatives should focus their efforts.
This election is about more than a choice, it’s a test. There has rarely been a race where the candidates and the choices voters face are better known. There is no complacency in this race. This is not a pass or fail test either. The margin of victory will be the score. If Romney wins big there will be hope for major change. If Romney wins but the margin is small the test will show America has a slimmer chance of returning to what it once was. If Obama wins, it’s all over. America will have made a clear choice and it will be all but impossible to reverse it until the country collapses in fiscal distress. Then a strong man will come in and be accepted by the people in their distress. That’s how Hitler and Pinochet gained power. Hitler destroyed his country, Pinochet returned his to prosperity. They both killed a few people in the process.