Nothing Has Changed

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he will not run for president in 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)Reading time – 19 seconds; Listening time – 2 minutes  .  .  .

Set aside the Republican circus sideshow barker for now, because he is exactly what Steve Schmidt labeled him: The candidate of middle finger Republicans. The reason his poll numbers don’t go down when he says offensive things is because his vulgarity feeds their hostility.

What is left is a field of 16 presidential wannabees who are essentially interchangeable with one another regarding what they would do to America if elected.

That notion brought me back to the 2012 election. Here’s a mock commercial I created for that contest. Listen to it and in your mind’s ear replace Mitt Romney’s name with that of any of the 16 current contenders and you’ll find that nothing has changed.

Note: Click near the left end of the black bar to play the audio.


Ed. note: There is much in America that needs fixing and we are on a path to continually fail to make things better. It is my goal to make a difference – perhaps to be a catalyst for things to get better. That is the reason for these posts. To accomplish the goal requires reaching many thousands of people and a robust dialogue.

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3 Responses to Nothing Has Changed
  1. Dominick Reply

    … and nothing will change if we continue to make voting decisions based only on the promises of politicians and what we see and hear on the TV stations owned by our largest corporations.

    Laws, not promises, run our country. Whatever a politician promises is irrelevant, unless it describes a bill they will vote for to become a law. The current Presidential campaigns provide clear examples of political promises that have no basis in laws to fulfill them. Presidents may affect some policy decisions, but they must rely on Congress to present them with laws to enforce and change how government runs. Obviously, most members of Congress have no honest intention to change anything unless it fulfills their personal self-interests.

    Our current information technologies now provide us with methods to elect people with personal integrity, and with clear and transparent accountability to the American people. We must stop thinking about our political system as if we still live in the 18th century. Thinking that voting in elections will change the entrenched corruption of our elected “representatives” is a delusion of citizen power inculcated by years of political propaganda. If we have no control over their conduct the day they step into office, we have no power.

    Transforming our political system into a true democracy, instead of an elective monarchy, requires that we change the people who run it. It does not require spending millions to convince corrupt politicians to do the right thing. To learn how, visit

  2. Jim Altschuler Reply

    You’re right again. Substitute any candidate. it’s all the same.

  3. David Houle Reply

    Wonderful commercial! Somehow push that out. For anyone that hasn’t read my blog on the current election, here is the link: