Elections are about opinions of the people. Regardless of how a person forms his or her opinion about a candidate, their opinion qualifies each for a the same thing: one vote on election day. And the majority of opinions win.
I was an American who hoped Barack Obama would be a catalyst for positive change. President Obama has showed me some things over the past years which I believe to be indicative of how he will approach the future. I can't vote for him. That's my opinion.
President Obama is one in a long succession of leaders who is not committed to spending within our means. It just so happens that he is the current president, so he gets credit for the highest national debt ever. Crises will come and go, and national priorities will scream to be addressed. What I know now that I didn't know in the last election is that President Obama is not a change from past leaderhip. He is like previous leaders except for Clinton. He will push for legislative solutions that increase our debt.
Out debt can only go so high until our country is wounded fatally. How high is too high? We really don't know. The only thing we know--and everyone knows this--is that if you continue to use debt as a tool to accomplish priorities you eventually bankrupt. You do not qualify for additional debt and you cannot pay for the debt you have. The only option is hands thrown up in the air "I can't do it." Our resources are finite though vast.
President Obama is not unique in this philosphy, so I don't hang him with blame for getting us where we are. No. He's not unique at all. He's like our other leaders. The problem is we need unique, and "unique" will be to commit to no further debt at the expense of priorities going unfunded and reelections being risked.
I don't know if Mitt Romney will be better. But I can hope.
Personally, I have more debt than I want or feel comfortable with. But I can tell you one thing for sure. I know how I'm going to pay it all back. I have a plan, and I can do it. Our country must have such a plan.