This is one of most important elections in American History, it is not as John Podhoretz claims a referendum on Barack Obama and his party. This election is a referendum on the government itself… Voters essentially fired Republicans in 2006 and 2008 and if all the polls and pundits are right they’re about to do the same to Democrats.
As Scott Rasmussen noted in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal:
Voters today want hope and change every bit as much as in 2008. But most have come to recognize that if we have to rely on politicians for the change, there is no hope. At the same time, Americans instinctively understand that if we can unleash the collective wisdom and entrepreneurial spirit of the American people, there are no limits to what we can accomplish.
In this environment, it would be wise for all Republicans to remember that their team didn’t win, the other team lost. Heading into 2012, voters will remain ready to vote against the party in power unless they are given a reason not to do so.
Elected politicians also should leave their ideological baggage behind because voters don’t want to be governed from the left, the right, or even the center. They want someone in Washington who understands that the American people want to govern themselves.
Too many of our elected leaders have forgotten that they are our elected representatives, not our rulers. They have become an arrogant and condescending “aristocracy” that is openly contemptuous and dismissive of people they represent and the Constitution they swore to bear “true faith and allegiance to”.
Hope and Change will never come Washington, it comes from us… We the People. To quote Samual Adams “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
We are that irate, tireless minority and it’s time to make ourselves heard… Get out and Vote!