To the Editor:
Having heard the pundits pontificate why Romney lost, and hearing both sides discuss how the GOP is out of touch with the American people, I wholeheartedly agree with their opinions.
The GOP is out of touch, and does not represent the current population majority. It’s not because the GOP has changed; its ideals remain those that gave birth to the era of the “greatest generation” of Americans.
The greatness of America was measured by objective standards such as opportunity, individual freedoms and even the right to fail.
The GOP does not represent the ideals generated by demographic shifts caused by governmental dependence, lack of personal responsibility, laziness, abandonment of the nuclear family concept, and changing of churches to political orientation institutions.
Romney, with the possible exception of Jimmy Carter, is the most decent man to seek the job as president ... I didn’t say competent; I mean a person who is driven by a moral obligation to his own conscience to do the right thing by his fellow human beings.
Romney’s message was right on target for a pre-1964 American who genuinely wanted jobs, embraced individual responsibility, believed in the institution of marriage, and was not ashamed of the power and influence of America.
I realized his campaign was in trouble when he spoke of these things, instead of promising what the electorate wants, regardless of our ability as a country to deliver. He had no chance to be elected without promising more than the other guy, even if he knew full well we could not pay.
This is not about race, nor is it about party affiliation; it is about culture.
The culture we embraced as a homogeneous society — that which is largely reflected in the belief system of elderly, white Christians — is not today’s America.