Let me start off by saying that I think that Mitt, as a politician, is somewhat more moral than other politicians. I don't think that he's accepted bribes, or cheated on his wife. Yes, that's damning with faint praise. No, he won't get any more praise from me.
He's a fully paid-up member of the political elite. As such, his mental view of the world is self-limited by what is "proper" for a fully paid up member of the elite to believe. He thinks that a ban on scary black plastic firearms actually will bring the murder rate down. While he says that "it's up to the States" to decide whether to force me to buy something (RomneyCare), he doesn't have a problem with the State telling me that I must spend my money the way he wants.
Presumably (because it's unstated), he's happy to send armed police to my house to haul me away in chains to prison, for failing to spend my money the way he thinks I should.
And so, I wonder what the difference would be between a Romney administration and a second Obama Administration. Actually, I don't wonder. I think I know.
A Romney Administration would have its own list of Statist projects to implement. As Congress is likely to be firmy Republican on January 22, 2013, much of this is likely to pass. Especially given Romney's admitted political and administrative skills. A second Obama Administration, with a Republican Congress, will pass precisely bupkis.
A Romney Administration will rapidly become a rallying point for the Progressives, aided and abetted by their Running Dog Lackeys in the Media. This will energize a demoralized and (for now) defunct Progressive Agenda, allowing it to rise, Zombie-like from its current grave of disappointment. A second Obama Administration will inherit the same disappointment from his supporters - perhaps even made worse, that he made them double down to save his political career. They will, if anything, be even more shamed by their subservience to Democratic demagoguery. They'll feel cheap and easy, more than they do now.
A Romney Administration will refuse to roll back much - if any - of the regulatory overreach of the current Administration, and a Congress controlled by the Republican establishment will refuse to openly challenge him for at least a couple years. A second Obama Administration will inherit a full court press from Congress looking at the ATF, DoJ, FBI, and the other alphabet soup agencies. The Lightbringer's attempts to subvert Congressional oversight will be too much for even the Running Dog Lackeys in the media to ignore. And the Republican Congress will pare back his new regulations, my paring back the agencies if no other way is available.
So tell me, Republican Establishment - why shouldn't I support Obama over Romney? (Hint: this is why I call you the "Stupid Party")
When he comes back and tells me how he's going to cut back the size of government to 2004 levels, let's talk. When he tells me the top 100 jobs killing regulations he'll kill, let's talk. When he talks about corralling the hopes for personal advance and enrichment of you, the Establishment, let's talk.
Yeah, didn't think so.