If Romney and the Teapublicans win this election, it will have been demonstrated that you dont have to offer better ideas to become president. You can merely lie, cheat and buy your way into the White House.
If Romney wins, it will have been shown that the road to the White House begins with questioning your opponent’s citizenship and patriotism.
Future candidates will be encouraged to lie about the incumbent’s every intention and motivation. They will see the value of encouraging their party to block every proposal the incumbent puts forward, even if their own party recommended it; to block the majority of his nominations and appointments; to blame the president for their own partys failures; to provide few details about their plans to govern; to constantly change positions to match the audience; to use every means possible to suppress votes; and to use unregulated SuperPACs to buy the election.
Of course, there are two other lessons to be learned; that what you have said and done in the past dont really matter; and that you can hide your money offshore without consequences. Some people will even call you a patriot for evading taxes.
Ask yourself: Is this what our Founding Fathers intended? Are these the lessons you want to teach your children and grandchildren?