In the morning after the election I woke with one great realization. The majority of the country is filled with people who are not like me. It's a bit depressing, but not really surprising. If the Republicans cannot beat Obama and his record, with a man like Romney then I fear they will be hard pressed to win again.
On the one hand you have a man who believes in big government, doesn't bring the parties together, feels it's OK to jam massive legislation (2K+ pages) through without any support from Republicans or majority support from the American people. A man who hides all his records, who write a biography that is riddled with lies, one who claims to be Christian but wears a ring on his hand that says 'There is no God but Allah.' A man who goes to an America-hating, anti-white, church for decades. A man who has no experience other than community organizer (which is a fancy name for someone who seeks handouts from the government for people in inner-cities). A man who says to the leader of Russia (when he thinks the microphone is off), wait till after the election and I can do things I can't talk about openly. A man who lies and/or misleads about his leadership or lack thereof during the attack on a US embassy in Bengazi. A man who bails out companies with taxpayer money, a man who run's up the national debt and deficits more than all previous presidents combined, a man who presides over an economy where unemployment rates have been over 8% from some time (even when he claimed they wouldn't be), a man who has increased the proliferation of food stamps and unemployment benefits. A man whose wife isn't proud of America until her husband becomes president. A man who distances himself from the only democratic, liberty-oriented ally in the middle-east - Israel. A man who told the Director of NASA that their priority was outreach to Muslims. And I could go on...
In contrast, Republicans offered a candidate who was for smaller government, less spending, less deficits, and pro-business policies to increase jobs. A candidate who was still too aggressive in his foreign policy than I would prefer, but was virtually the same as Obama on that front. But for me on an more personal note: A man who is to the best of my assessment a valiant Christian who holds the priesthood of God and has the Gift of the Holy Ghost. A man who has served his God as a Stake President and Bishop and who gives 30% of his wealth to charity.
In rejecting Romney and accepting someone so drastically different I can't help but my take away is that people like me, with my values, are not compelling to the vast majority of Americans. It's either because the masses are opposed to my value system, or indifferent to any value system other than what sitcoms are new this season. The former is frightening, the latter is disappointing.
Where will this country go? I believe we will go the way of Europe, and it's wonderful for us to be able to look across the pond and see how things are going. Birth rates are down, government dependency is up, innovation is down, debt is crushing, entitlement mentality is rampant, but as Americans apparently we don't care about all that. We want the remote so we can turn on 'American Idol'.