With less than two weeks until the election -- and with margins so small -- we need to make our final cases to undecided voters. Consider this a forum to discuss and refine our methods.
Remember, undecided voters are probably not conservatives, nor likely to become such upon hearing a short argument. But we'll have four years after the election to persuade them to change their ideology; right now, we just need to change their vote.
So, in 60 seconds, why should an undecided voter for Romney/Ryan?* Here's my pitch:
Look, the government is running out of money; we've simply promised too much spending to too many people and we can't meet those obligations without bankrupting the nation. Obama just doesn't get this. If you don't believe me, look at how much time and energy he spent railroading his healthcare legislation through congress and how little he spent on his own debt commission.
Now, I've got plenty of problems with Mitt Romney -- don't get me started! -- but he and Paul Ryan do get this, at least at some level. Romney knows where money comes from and how to run things responsibly; and heck, Ryan's the guy who published the other viable budget out there (which the president also ignored).
I don't expect to get things to be perfect under a Romney presidency, and I promise you I'll spend a lot of it yelling at computer screens and radios. But I do expect him to try to get the debt under some control. If you think keeping the US government financially solvent is important, you should vote Romney/Ryan.
* If someone wants to start a similar Johnson thread, be my guest.