The two-party system is all about conformity and doing what you're told.
No it's not, the two party system evolved over time from the major rift between out founding fathers over how states should be represented, they eventually settled it with the Senate and House. but the rift remained, and eventually became the early political parties the Whigs and Federalists. over time Republicans replaced Whigs, democrats replaced federalists, then sometime during the large scale industrialization of america the two parties began to court diffrent demographics, and actually began to change their idology. Oddly Lincon who pretty much took the republican party from a third party to a main would not recognize it today.
I shouldn't be "lets take our country back" it should be "we need to take our party back"
Again I agree with Callie, for example in the beginning almost nobody expected Barack to win, yet he used his chrisma to galvinize the younger generation who had been ignored, and mistreated by republican politicans & policies for years, he got them to support him. This is the reason they turned out in droves.
The problem is, electorally speaking, and I speak for myself too. Romney can't do the same, many under 30 were raised in a world defined by gorden geko's idea of finance and Bush's Policies, and have seen it collapse. The cold war campain tactics of "Big Scary Socialism" doesn't scare them, nor do they have a love affair with Ronny Regan.
To top things off, they are internet savvy, and can look up facts and opinions without the filter of Fox, MSNBC, or any other major news network, so network spin doctoring or skewed reporting, and trying to tell them what their opinions should be ultimately fails.
They have drifted to the far right, then relied on biligerence, bile, and cold war campain tactics to try and unseat Barack. The Republican party has pretty much alienated the younger voters, both Liberals and Conservatives by doing that.
sorry I got ranty there.
But the point is obama knew how to appeal to younger voters, and showed he had a pair of nuts to stand up on many issues they cared about. Now many still support him, but are more ambivilent about it as he's lost his edge.
This is somthing romney has not, and can not do.
Part of the reason I'm voting for Barack is that Mitt will in all likelyhood alienate another generation, and that will pretty much destroy the already ignored Moderate wing of the Republican Party.