In the most perverse way I'm almost sorry we'll never see a Romney presidency. The tattered remnants of the dying GOP will frustrate and obstruct every sensible policy under Obama II, anyway, and just think of what the alternative could have offered:
Four years of rabble-roused doubt about Romney's presidential legitimacy--all those questions about his "Mexican" background, you know. Is he really a U.S. citizen? Are his roots not certifiably foreign? "2020: Romney's America"--there's a traitor among us.
And his religion. Christian? No way. The man's a cultist, as any good Christian whose ancestors never had to skulk our southern border evading good old American justice can fundamentally tell you. Sure, Romney will repeatedly swear otherwise. Any unChristian traitor would, wouldn't he?
Oh and the debt. Mein Gott this debt! He's been in office one year, two years or three and the debt is way over $16 $17 $18 trillion! and it's approaching $20 trillion and it's all Romney's fault. Every last friggin' dime of it.
And we never even got our life-saving, economy-recovering 20-percent tax cut because those Senate Democrats have obstructed each ... and ... every ... piece ... of ... Romney's ... legislative ... agenda. No, wait. No they haven't. They've been working on jobs! Or that's what they tell us. Strange, though, nothing ever seems to happen. Time for a change--in the White House?
Whoa! That $16 $17 $18 $19 $20 trillion national debt is looking pretty good now that we're militarily bogged down in Tehran and Damascus and Sana'a to the tune of an additional $3 trillion a year (off budget at least, whew).
Those are just the highlights, both scuttlebutt-fantasy and the expectantly real. The latter--the daily, downward grind and unremitting vulgarity of a Romney presidency--might escape the utterly unimaginatively polarized on the right; but most with any vision at all can, I think, see that future pretty vividly, dark though it is.