Dear Editor:

I think it’s only just beginning to dawn on Obama, Axelrod and that crowd what’s happened to them. Till now, they’ve been lying to themselves and everybody else. They’ve created this false universe, a cocoon of alternate reality in which they live. They’re being forced out of that. Now the Republican ticket is systematically dismantling the ideas and policies of Obama’s record. The regime has no defense but lies and smears. They don’t have substance. They won’t give up on the Bain Capital nonsense or the Romney-kills-union-guy’s wife stuff. But it will look like the desperation it is.

We all know the liberal playbook. But now there is a conservative on the ticket, a bold, unapologetic, small-government conservative who knows how to deal with that playbook. There is now a ticket that knows how to answer the playbook ideologically.

Now is the time to communicate the conservative ideology, to communicate its principles. Instead of dividing up the electorate into demographic slices, you express your ideas to all. That’s how you compete for votes everywhere — minority, Hispanic, what have you.

I may be a Pollyanna, and my time may be past, but I still believe that a clear majority of people who live in this country want America to be what it was as founded. They want it to be made up of those first principles. They don’t want the obummer transformation.

Americans look around at what’s happening and feel frightened. They don’t recognize the landscape, littered with foreclosure signs and boarded up stores. They see unemployment figures and react with shock and disgust.

Unemployment rates rose in 44 U.S. states in August, the most states to show a monthly increase in more than three years and a reflection of weak hiring nationwide. This is not the America they grew up in. They don’t want another minute of this.

The task that Romney and Ryan have is a delicate one. Their challenge is to convince people that this is not part of some cyclical economic pattern, but is the result of bad ideas and bad principles held by Obama and the Democrats. Americans are where we are — hopelessly out of work, hopelessly in debt — because the ideas, beliefs, and so-called principles of Obama are anathema to the United States as founded. And, when properly explained, they are anathema to a majority of the American people.

Most voters do not want the Obama mistake to continue. This is it. The country is hanging in the balance. If Obama gets four more years, this is a ball game. We need solid leadership in Washington and the Oval Office — right now. We have the full implementation of Obamacare coming; we have Taxmageddon starting on Jan. 1. We have a million regulatory grenades about to go off in the guts of American businesses.

On Nov. 6, I hope I’ll see a Chick-Fil-A Day times 300 million, with Americans of every stripe marching to the polls with Mr. John Graham (who subscribes to The SUN) out in Tyler, Texas, and all his neighbors; ta throw Obama and his czar thugs out!

 Jim Sawicki

This story was posted on September 26, 2012.