It's called reality pal.
Hope has to lie in the Lord, not in institutions of men. The root cause of our national problems is spiritual. We are being destroyed because we have lost our wisdom of both our Christian heritage and our history (Hosea 4:6).
The Prophet Jeremiah loved his country, and his own people hated him for speaking the truth about what would happen to them if they did not repent. Eventually God told Jeremiah not to even pray for his people any longer, because judgment was being pronounced on the entire nation for it's collective sins.
John Adams wrote a warning that falls along those same lines: "The people in America have now the best opportunity and the greatest trust in their hands that Providence ever committed to so small a number ... if they betray their trust, their guilt will merit even greater punishment than all other nations have suffered, and the indignation of Heaven" - John Adams - 1787.
Voting for Romney and others who pay lip service to their oaths for power's sake is just another betrayal of the trust our Founders left to us. This is why I make it a continuous point that we as a people have to do a 2 Chronicles 7:14 FIRST - because putting politics before God as a solution to what ails us is idolatry.
If that is doom and gloom to you - then I suggest the priorities are not in the right order. Our Founders certainly put God first, and the church went to work LONG before the fight for Independence to Awaken the people by repentance. The churches today have yet to do this.
And doing anything without God on our own power is a certainty for disaster. How is that for doom? Then again, we can read Lamentations and understand what real doom is.
Indeed, we first have to face reality before we can explore the options.
Yada, yada, yada...voting AGAINST obama is NOT idolatry. It is rejection of Godless marxists and communists!