During the Republican primaries a lot of time and energy was spent on the candidates saying the nastiest things about each other. Newt Gingrinch said just about the worst stuff against Romney.
It took up a lot of time, and obviously none of the candidates wanted to give away too much of their plans so the others wouldn’t make it theirs.
That’s all over now, and its one thing to say the present occupant of the Oval Office has had some bad policies, and that things need to change, but its another to say what you would do instead.
I thought the Republican convention would be the time to come out with details so we would know what our choices are. During his speech I waited for Romney to come out with his plan in simple terms , after all we do need to know specifically what the plan is so we can make an informed choice.
What we got was a lot of platitudes, generalities, and some pandering to the base. But the base doesn’t need to be convinced.
And, now here we are after the convention and at his first appearance Mittens tells a crowd that he isn’t going to tell any of the details of his plan because President Obama had put it all out there and then failed to make it all happen.
His "failures" were obvious.
So either there really isn’t a plan, or the idea is that if no one knows what it is you plan to do, then you absolutely cannot fail as you have set no goals. No one knows the standard by which to measure you. It also makes it quite convenient to claim anything that fails wasn’t really part of the plan, so its not your fault. Anything that might work, even if it was a suprise coming out of nowhere, a mere stroke of luck, you can say, “see. I made that happen.”
I certainly hope that sometime between now and the election Romney comes out with some details, otherwise we are buying sight unseen, as is. It is an election, after all, not the home version of Let's Make a Deal.