In about a week from now, many citizens of this country will go to their local polling places and cast a vote to determine whether President Obama will get a second term or Governor Mitt Romney will take over and become the new president. It is a huge election with a lot at stake and I cannot remember a time in my life when I was more anxious to vote than this upcoming election. Not just to fulfill my civic duty but to do my part in getting rid of one, if not the worst administration in the history of this country. Governor Mitt Romney is my clear choice to become the next president and to me, it’s a no-brainer. I am still trying to figure out why anybody in their right mind would vote for another 4 years of failed after failed policies of this current president.
It seems like just yesterday, a young senator from Illinois was about to become our first black president and along with it, plenty of promises to change things around for the better of this country. It is amazing how so many people in this country did not look beyond all the glamour and glitz of this guy and look at who he really was, just another radical liberal. His ideas about the economy, business, energy, health care, foreign policy are downright silly and have a history of failure not only in this country but in other countries as well. It is very apparent that President Obama probably has never taken a class in economics or business. With so many people out of work and the jobless rate remaining very high for so long, I find it very disturbing that people feel he and his policies are the answer.
There is little doubt about what is the biggest issue facing Americans these days. It is the economy and the very high number of unemployed or underemployed people we have. Of all the many blemishes in Obama’s record, the one that stands out the most in my opinion is the fact that personal household income has dropped nearly 4500 dollars in the past 4 years. That is totally unacceptable and speaks volumes of the way the economy has struggled during the past 4 years. Sure Obama took over a difficult situation, but other presidents have as well. Look at what Reagan had to deal with in 1980 and the turnaround he produced. It has been done and I don’t buy all this whining about how he inherited a tough economy. You got elected to fix the problem and if you cannot do it, get out and let someone else do the job!!.
Unlike President Obama, who has very little private business experience, Governor Mitt Romney has plenty of experience dealing with business and has had many successes in the business world. One of his biggest moments came when he managed the troubled Winter Olympics and turned things around with great leadership. As governor of Massachusetts, he inherited a financially strapped state and turned things around leading to a budget surplus. His knowledge of business and fiscal issues can go a long way in helping our country deal with the high unemployment and ever increasing debt (5 trillion added on since Obama took office). There is absolutely no way our economy will grow with that kind of debt. It is refreshing to know that a politician like Romney actually understands this problem!
I hear knocks on Romney about how his plan to cut the deficit does not add up. As slick Willy said, the math does not add up. The problem with that argument is it does add up with new jobs and more people working, thus a higher tax base. Cutting taxes for everyone even the wealthiest does work! It has been proven to be true in several states around this country in recent years and has been proven to work in the past. Just look at what happened when Kennedy, Reagan and Clinton were presidents. There is a blueprint for creating economic prosperity and it does not involve heavy government spending. Liberals such as President Obama think it does but one just has to look at what is happening in Europe to understand that this is just another failed liberal idea. I cannot understand why Obama wants to make the wealthiest pay a little more. They are the job creators and why would you put an unnecessary burden on people who run businesses and invest? A sure way to kill jobs and keep the unemployment rate high and personal income down.
A mark of a good politician is being able to step across the aisle and work with the other side. It is very crucial in any type of issue. During his term of governor, Romney worked with many Democrats and got things done. That is often not discussed about Romney. On the other hand, the only time Obama probably stepped across the aisle was to chastised some Republican. The health care bill was a prime example of that. A very partisan bill which is extremely disturbing considering the impact it will have on this country and the economy.
On November 6th, people will have to make a choice. Do you want to elect a failed president for 4 more years and hope he can change or do you want someone else come in and try to fix things? In my opinion, Mitt Romney is far more qualified to come in and fix our major problems of a slow economy and a growing debt. His background in business and working as a governor puts him miles ahead of Obama. I like President Obama personally and think he is a great family man but not a president. It is time for a change of leadership in this country and I think Governor Mitt Romney is more than qualified to do the job.