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A Democrat for Romney

A growing number of Democrats have become disgruntled and left feeling betrayed by the Democratic party as we see it today. Of course, there are those in the party leadership who say it's the Republicans who  have been taken over by the fringe right-wing extremists, a.k.a. the Tea Party. They accuse the Republicans of being unwilling to negotiate and, therefore, people like Harry Reid make no effort to do so whatsoever and have managed to spend like crazy with no budget passed in nearly 4 years now.

I voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and believed his message of hope and change. I was proud of our country for electing a "person of color" to the highest office in the land. I agreed (and still do) in many of the things he stands for. I had hoped he would take healthcare even farther than what we have in the Affordable Care Act. Yes, call me what you want, I would like to see a single payer system. I do, however, feel he should have devoted his initial efforts [first and foremost] to stopping the job bleeding we were suffering and put in place effective ways to turn the economy around -before undertaking this behemoth legislation without any support from the Republicans. I hoped we would heal some of the divisiveness in our country and work together to bring about this change. Instead, his leadership (or lack of) has brought us farther apart than I can remember in my lifetime and left our economy in shambles - with little, if any, real recovery. The transparency he promised never materialized, with nothing but coverups and excuses. I cite for examples the recent killing of our Ambassador and other Americans in Libya, the Fast and Furious program and also the bankrupt backroom deals of companies like Solyndra and the bankrolling of foreign car companies. Without much effort, I know I could come up with more examples of the way in which his leadership has failed to be effective. Moreover, this campaign has shown that his Chicago-style politics are unbecoming and unworthy of the office.

The time for partisanship is not now. We must come together and elect somebody with business experience and a track record of success. We must elect somebody who can work across the aisle and find effective compromise on the issues. I believe that person is Mitt Romney. I hope, if elected, he doesn't prove me wrong.

JFK said we should ask not what our country can do for us, but what we could do for our country. Unfortunately, as evidenced by spokespeople like Sandra Fluke, we have become a party of those who want to know simply what their country can do for them. I know there are enough moderate Democrats who are fed up with what they see happening to their party. They do not wish to join a party such as the Republicans, whose ideology many of us are deeply opposed to. We simply our party - the one from which the presidencies of FDR and JFK were born - back. Ironic that it may take a Republican to make that happen.

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