Frankly, my brain checked out of the WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAAAAAAAFFES thing a while back. I'm barely even paying attention to Romney.
Before the Paul Ryan pick, my husband asked me who I hoped he would pick.
I said I didn't care. Romney could pick a chihuahua and I would vote for him.
The election isn't about Romney. It's about Obama. All Romney needs to be is not-Obama, and I think he's doing just fine on that score.
Romney is not jetting off to Vegas in the wake of an ambassabor murdered in an organized terrorist attack (though, really, it's not his job…yet… to do anything about such items.)
Romney is not sitting down with David Letterman instead of the prime minister of Israel (though, again, it's not Romney's responsibility… yet… to do such things.)
Romney didn't pick a certifiable dumbass as his running mate.
I could go on like this all night.
I know the media want to jump on every possible minor bobble that comes from the Romney campaign, and try to make it about Romney, but unless the guy comes out with a chainsaw and a pile of dead puppies, the election is not going to be about Romney. (and, even then, it would be a close thing.)
I'm sure the media would like to forget the unpleasantness of a couple years ago, but really, the conditions that caused the Tea Party haven't gone away. I have various liberal friends on facebook clinging to some unnamed polls (no clue – they don't link) that supposedly have Obama way up and then they start talking about .. "Let's Take Back the House!!!!!"
Yeah, good luck with that.
Now, I will not deny that there are people who voted for Obama in 2008 who aren't happy… but aren't going to vote for Romney. As long as we convince them not to vote for Obama, I don't care. I'm with da Tech Guy on this – the ones who aren't totally delusional are demoralized as hell. If they can be kept indoors, rearranging their sock drawers, on election day due to their depression, all the better.
Many people had their first real anti-Obama vote in 2010 and many are ready to finish the job. I don't care if Mitt is milquetoast. As Sarah Hoyt has said, if you're looking for a savior in politics, you're looking in the wrong place.
I'm looking for Not The Obama, and that's good enough for me. For now.
Also, I look forward to President Ryan.