Over the weekend, I was talking with a friend from my college alumni association who wondered at my support for Mitt Romney given that Republican’s failure, in her view, to flesh out the details of his plan. “At least,” I countered in so many words, “he offered a plan; your candidate has offered little more than a pledge to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans.”
It is fascinating how many Obama supporters criticized our candidate for his absence of specifics when the Democrat himself put forward no proposals to address some of the nation’s pressing problems. Earlier today, I wrote about his resistance to real reform.
And now, I’m trying to puzzle out he could win without offering a plan for governance. Perhaps it really was his personal appeal.
I keep going back to the last week of the campaign. Mitt Romney made a great closing argument. Obama talked about voting as “revenge.” The Republican outlined what he would do should he win election. The Democrat warned of the perils of electing a Republican.
One had an outline of a plan. The other did not. The man without a plan won.
Not a good sign for our republic.