Posted by | October 22, 2012 13:17 | Filed under: Contributors Gabe Berman Opinion Politics

by Gabe Berman

I was driving through a middle class neighborhood today and was shocked by what I saw sprouting from a few front lawns: Romney/Ryan campaign signs.

I was instantly overcome by two questions:

1. Will I do serious jail time for absconding with said signs?

2. How can any levelheaded, middle class person vote for a man like Mitt Romney?

Thankfully, I didn’t stick around long enough to find out the answer to the first question.  As for the second, I was stumped.  Stumped until I got home and caught the tail end of The American President on cable.

As the President (D), Michael Douglas says, “We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you, Bob Rumson (R) is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things and two things only: making you afraid of it and telling you who’s to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections. You gather a group of middle-aged, middle-class, middle-income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family and American values and character.”

You don’t think this is the truth?  You think Romney actually cares about the 47%? Then let me quote another Aaron Sorkin movie for you, “You can’t handle the truth.”

 

By: Gabe Berman

Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami. An epiphany, a passion, and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into the career he was meant for. After eight years of writing columns for the Miami Herald, his book - Live Like A Fruit Fly - was published by HCI Books and subsequently endorsed by Deepak Chopra. His second book, The Complete B.S. Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide, helps artists find their voice and his latest work, Where Is God When Our Loved Ones Get Sick?, uncovers the answer to this haunting question.