As Obama basks in the warm fuzzy glow of positive recent jobs numbers, all the while avoiding the pesky shadow of the soaring national debt, which now has so many zeros I can’t even input it on my calculator. And the negative campaigning for the GOP race has become as messy as a molting Wookie; it’s very easy to become discouraged.
Put down the Ben & Jerry’s, it’s not over. As a matter of fact, it’s only just begun.
With the inundation of negativity abounding for conservatives over our depressing whimpers of lament, here are three reasons you should not give up hope for a big change in November of 2012.
1. “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
It’s very easy to become convinced through main stream media that all hope should be abandoned. However, you can always seek out evidence proving otherwise.
Rasmussen Reports produces Daily Presidential Tracking Polls. Admittedly, this is similar to weighing yourself every day. Certain circumstances on a day-to-day basis, like a late night left over pizza binge, can affect the numbers greatly. As of Friday February 3rd, current GOP front runner Mitt Romney was polling neck in neck with the President at 45% in a potential election match-up. This is the first time Romney has polled this high against Obama since late in December. The numbers are issued daily and you can have them delivered directly to your inbox each morning. Defeating an incumbent is never easy, but these numbers show it’s possible.
2. It’s about Obama
Up until now in the GOP race, the candidates have remained in a circular firing squad. Admittedly, this was disturbing in the beginning until you realize it’s necessary to have great sparring partners if you want to be prepared to deliver a TKO in the main event. There will be no new carpet bombs left to throw. And in turn, it will allow the Republican nominee to stay on the offense focusing solely and heavily on Obama’s failed record.
According to Rasmussen in the same poll, only 26% of the nation’s voters “strongly approve” of the President’s performance whereas, 41% “strongly disapprove.” The President’s new effort to promote an increasing number of people to apply for the food stamp program is only receiving an 11% favorable response.
And the positive job numbers that were just released, which I am pleased about and believe is a wonderful thing for our country, do not include the over one million job seekers who have essentially fallen out of the system because they have given up hope of finding employment.
3. Don’t Underestimate American Fortitude
Lastly, don’t underestimate Americans and their ability to protect the country they love.
The number of Americans who label themselves as “Democrats” have now reached an all-time low with 32.5%, whereas those who consider themselves Republicans stands at 35.9%. Neither of which were reportedly held at gun-point.
It’s important to remember the fight for conservatism and the ideology of the framers of our constitution will always be a lifelong pursuit from one generation to the next. We will never have “arrived”.
Like the great Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Difficult does not mean impossible. It just means a sweeter victory.