Arizona Debate: Duality in the Desert
The twentieth and final scheduled debate mercifully concluded in Mesa Arizona. It took no longer than the opening introduction for me to realize what compelled my interest in these debates.
The pro-Romney crowd’s cheering, subdued him from completing his opening statement. The former Massachusetts Governor reflected upon a Seinfeld episode. Although he misquoted the delivery of the line, as well as the character delivering the line, it was relevant none the less.
“Showmanship George, when you hit that high note, say goodnight and walk-off.” Jason Alexander ‘tweeted’ “Thrilled Gov. Romney enjoys my old character. I enjoyed the character he used 2 B 2. If he’d embrace that again he’d be a great candidate.” It seems to have set the stage for what was to follow.
Clearly, nothing is more detrimental going into a GOP debate than being the frontrunner. The target is a bull’s eye painted on the back of the humanly flawed candidate under the guise as the principled man. The politicians desire to pursue good in a war of the world of evil is embodied as the end justifying the means.
Philosophical rhetoric aside, the debate ‘boiled down’ to Romney winning his home state of Michigan. Mitt Romney’s inability to sell himself as authentic, ‘To Serve Man’, continues to be his greatest detriment toward attaining the Republican nomination. American Republicans seem reluctant to have their goose cooked by a ‘superior being’ as those duped in the aforementioned ‘Twilight zone’ episode.
Entertainment value aside, the SCOTUS ‘Citizens United v FEC’ decision exemplifies why corporations are not people. Quite simply, corporations are acting in the interest of their investors, which can be in conflict with the principles of the prosperity of the nation at large. It also has questioned the 1976 SCOTUS decision of ‘Buckley v. Valeo’, which protected money as a form of speech, fore it threatens the basic foundation of the people right to a Republican Democracy.
The fact of the matter is a handful of superior beings, identified through financial endowment, have controlled the Republican Primary process. The key player is American Casino and Hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson. Polls indicate the sole backer of the Newt Gingrich campaign supports the viability of a Mitt Romney nomination. Without Gingrich, Santorum would have a double digit lead over Romney with National and Michigan Republican voters. The survival of a Gingrich candidacy actually facilitates Romney toward the eventually nomination.
Essentially, we’re left to decide if the man behind the curtain is a good wizard or a bad wizard; bringing us full circle to a philosophical debate. Mr. Adelson’s loyalty is centered on the support of Israel. Remember back to the Florida debate when the Palestinian American asked a poignant question and Mr. Romney gave a unambiguous statement in support of Israel.
God, Fate, Time, Karma…It’s all of those things…It’s none of those things. In the absence of ‘Toto”, we as American’s still wear the ‘Ruby Slippers’ upon our standing as a people. When you go to the polls this November, some 250 days from today, remember to recite these infamous words while clicking your heels: There’s no place like home... There’s no place like home… There’s no place like home.