Obama has alot of broken promises, but he much of what he promised has sat in the House floor being filibustered or shot down. This was the least productive Congress in over 60 years. That said, alot of what the House shot down was crap anyways, so little do i care.
And Bush blew the surplus he inherited and got us into debt to begin with. Im unimpressed when people complain about the debt because they immediately urge people to vote for a Republican. Ive been posting it over and over again, trying to talk people into voting for Romney because Obama couldnt fix it is simply saying "A Democrat couldnt fix in 4 years what a Republican broke in 8, so lets vote in another Republican!". It makes no sense to me.
Your right though. To say a politician is capable of deception is redundant and to say they are trustworthy is a contradiction of terms. That said, to secure my vote for the most powerful position on the face of the planet someone has to do more then "not be the other guy". He has to have vision or at least plans to fix the problems of our time and a willingness to make hard decisions. And Romney's "plans" are to have a plan after he gets elected. The stuff he has put forward has been beyond broken and even he has admitted to having no idea how to accomplish the things he wants to do. As well, Romney has proven himself way to eager to lie, cheat, and steal to get ahead. Believe it or not, i do try and focus my discussions around policy and positions, but Romney has come across as someone utterly without conviction. There isnt a stance he hasnt changed while running for public office and the next time he stands up to his own party will be the first.
Its very, very, depressing to admit this, but with these two main candidates(and in many forms it will be two candidates because Romney campaign is trying to prevent people from voting third party) this election isnt about "if Obama deserves a second term"(he doesnt, period). This election is about if things could get much worse then they already are. And they can. Very much so.