Not that I was expecting any different, but as I watched Mitt Romney accept the Republican nomination, I heard bold talk and big promises.
It is a narrative, plain and simple, an entertaining one perhaps, but one that I fear will do little to make things better for Main Street.
Small businesses are and should be the centerpiece of our country, and so I appreciate Romney’s efforts to put them at the center of his campaign.
But if he thinks reducing the size of our government alone will allow them to thrive, than either he is naive, or even he doesn’t believe his own talking points and just thinks we are all idiots.
I have my doubts about the President as well, and I suspect that when Barack Obama takes the stage in Charlotte this week, that while the message will be different, the rhetoric will be just as loud.
Here is the fatal flaw with Romney’s ‘get government out of the way’ approach to housing and commerce.
Government really hasn’t been in the way. Banks have been running wild lately, with few checks and balances put in their way.
Obama’s administration has left the banks to their own devices, more often than not, and has yet to really lay the hammer down.
And that was when our government was supposed to be keeping their eye on Wall Street.
So is Romney going to remove all pretense, and just shut his eyes as big business is left to keep making its own rules?