Barack Obama won a second term last night… and it seemed that the world breathed a collective sigh. I know that I certainly did. But I don’t want to talk about that. I want to talk about a different number.
That is the number of votes that Mitt Romney received, compared to 59,567,135 for Barack Obama.
Think about it.. that’s almost 57 million individual votes. Each one of those represents an American voter who felt that Mitt Romney was the better choice to lead their country. 57 MILLION!
Now I completely understand that there is always going to be a certain demographic that will vote Republican (or Democrat) regardless of the issues. They are what they are, and you’re not going to budge them from their stance.
But 57 million?
56,944,102 people put a x beside the man’s name who flip flopped on several major issues, depending on who was asking the question, and at when it was being asked. The same man who was recorded saying that 47% of Americans feel they are victims and dependant on government. The same man who referred to having a binder full of women. Friends who own NASCAR teams. Not being concerned with the very poor, because there were programs in place for them. And remember the “You didn’t build that” farce? Nearly 57 million American voters thought that man was the best choice for them? Really?!
I don’t pretend that Barack Obama is perfect, but it sure seems to me that when you put these two men side by side and compare them honestly… there really IS no comparison. Yet only 2.5 million votes separate them?