That may have been what he was thinking when he said that -- inasmuch as he was thinking at all -- but it still highlights a fundamental problem with his views. Romney, like a lot of politicians (on both sides, though more so on the right in my opinion), thinks of getting elected as his job, not serving his constituents.
You don't get it do you? That IS his job. That's ALL he has to do. He doesn't serve anyone except himself. That's what ALL politicians do. They CANNOT 'serve their constituents' because they are literally all over the map, both politically, and in terms of geography. A farmer in Oklahoma is not going to have the same wants and needs as a lawyer in New York, a teacher in Seattle or taxi driver in San Diego. In fact, it might even be diametrically opposed. But Obama and Romney don't care. They can't care. You, the voter, are a faceless mob. Not an individual with individual needs, cares and problems, one giant mass of thoughtless flesh, to be shouted at and vaguely promised stuff that is feasibly impossible. And as long as they get IN for those four years, then it's all good! They're done, they just have to show up from time to time, smile for the camera and make nice to the crowd.
Politics is possible the biggest scam in the world. Has no one noticed who have been voted into the various political offices? I mean, in the 80's (from 81 to 89) you had Ronald Reagan. Who was an ACTOR. Both Television and Movies. Not a leader of men, but a liar trained in the arts of make believe. This is the type of person that's a good choice to LEAD a country of MILLIONS? And yet, he was elected TWICE.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, a renowned body builder and actor got to be GOVERNOR of California. He wasn't a leader, he just played several in films. This is what should be leading people? I came across a cute little article in a local paper claiming that 36% of Americans want George Clooney to run for office. GEORGE FUCKING CLOONEY. Not to mention that football star Tim Tebow is apparently considering a career in politics after life in American football.
(For those curious here's the link: http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2012/09/17/americans-vote-for-george-clooney-in-political-poll
None of these people had training in any of the political sciences, and yet they get elected. Why? Because they're pretty, or charismatic, not because they're capable. And it's not the U.S. that does it either. The European countries are no better at this. And I'm pretty sure everywhere else does it too.
And does no one EVER notice that there's always something on the news about how so and so who got elected didn't keep their promises during the election? That the news repeat year after bloody year? Election after freaking election? No one at all? And you wonder why? Because they CAN'T. It's economically and politically impossible to do so for the vast majority, but no one cares.
For those of you who believe that Corporate 'America' runs the country by bribing politicians are only half right. They are bribing people, but NOT the big politicians, it's the little guys, the guys in the party that are there for 20-30 years of their lives, making things move behind the scenes. Obama, Romney, the Governors, and any other political 'face' are simply mouth pieces to say whatever they need to say to keep their 'party' in power for as long as possible.
Does anyone really believe that 4 years is enough time to actually RULE a nation of several million people? Honestly?
Politicians WILL LIE, CHEAT, STEAL and ANYTHING ELSE they have to do to get YOU, the Voter, to give them a nice fat paycheck month after month. That is it, that is all.
Don't ask me how to fix it, because at this point I don't think anyone can. The snowball is just too big, and it's getting bigger the longer it goes down that slope.
Apologies to Valerian and anyone else I've upset with this rant.