The time is drawing near quickly when voters will decide which one of the two candidates they will be voting for in the polls. But much like the terrorist attack on the embassy is Libya, President Obama is working on Hurricane Sandy relief efforts while Mitt Romney is criticizing from his seat on the sidelines. While is it really no surprise that Romney is on the attack again, as this presidential candidates 2012 campaign has been full of criticisms and attacks, what is surprising is how ridiculous some of the criticism is. Romney has lowered himself to attacks so banal that they make you think of how very small children fight - without any logic and without substance.
For instance, Romney criticized the president recently for a statement in which Obama said that he wanted to create a secretary of business, to head a new government agency to help businesses create jobs. "I've said that I want to consolidate a whole bunch of government agencies. We should have one Secretary of Business, instead of nine different departments that are dealing with things like giving loans to SBA (Small Business Administration) or helping companies with exports," Obama said, in an MSNBC interview.
On Monday, Romney attacked the president for this, charging him with expanding the government. "I don't think adding a new chair to his cabinet will help add millions of jobs on Main Street," Romney said. Maybe Romney doesn't know the meaning of the word consolidate. Not only is the president trying to find a way to create more jobs, but he wants to "consolidate a whole bunch of government agencies," which means that the government will get smaller, not expand. This attack makes you think of a little kid, countering an argument with things like "Well, you're stupid and your mom smells like poo."
Romney will be traveling to Wisconsin, Ohio, New Hampshire, Iowa and Colorado as well as Nevada over the coming days, in order to get the 270 electoral votes that he needs for the election. Ohio is a key state in the election, and he will be trying to influence those in Wisconsin, which has voted democrat during recent elections. He had better hope that he can come up with a better argument than that, otherwise the presidential candidates 2012 efforts may have been wasted throughout this campaign.
Gabriel Legend covers current events for Gather News, and writes horror fiction as well. He is participating in this year's National Novel Writing Month Challenge. You can follow him on Twitter (@GabeLegend).