Monday, November 05, 2012
Regular readers know that Mitt Romney was not my first choice, but he is who has prevailed through the primary elections and tedious process to come out ahead of several others as the countries choice to face Obama.
Throughout the process, Romney has articulated a different approach from that of Obama and the Democrats, one that I firmly believe will turn the country around and get us back on track to solvency and prosperity. One that will actually begin lowering the burgeoning unemployment rate we have seen over the last 4 years.
Obama came to office with high promises of “Hope & Change” and has failed. The Hope is gone, replaced by despair, higher unemployment than when he took office, more people dependent upon food stamps than ever before and a national debt increase in 4 years higher than any other president added in 8 years.
Promises of “cutting the deficit in half” dissipated quickly as we have seen astronomical deficits each year he has been in office.
We see violence in our streets as “Occupiers” demand more and more just be handed to them after be confiscated from others.
We see our energy sources languishing below ground while we depend on foreign sources and Billions of dollars in our tax money goes to bolster so-called ‘Green” energy companies, dozens that have already failed and either filed for bankruptcy or close to it.
Where the last administration came under fire for a slow response to natural disaster, another slow response to a recent natural disaster in the Northeast barely makes a blip on the evening news, even though hundreds of thousands of people are suffering.
Promises of ending our wars fell flat as we see more Troops dying in Afghanistan over the past 4 years than during the previous 8 years. Troops withdrew from Iraq, which Obama is quick to grab credit for, not saying that his efforts to negotiate a new Status of Forces Agreement with the Iraqi Government to keep American Troops there longer failed, automatically kicking in the withdrawal provisions agreed upon by the previous administration.
We do give credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden, but as we saw in Benghazi Libya just this past September 2012, claims of Al Qaeda and Terrorism being decimated are over exaggerated. Obama refusing to label that attack terrorism or to launch reinforcements that might have saved the lives of the 4 Americans slaughtered there indicate just how much this current administration fails to protect America from a known threat.
Mitt Romney, on the other hand, sees that threat as well as the threat of fiscal collapse, knowing we cannot continue spending over a Trillion dollars more every year than our Treasury brings in.
Romney sees that rebuilding the private sector employment picture is the path to recovery, beginning with our energy sector and blossoming from there.
A reasonable tax rate instead of confiscating wealth to redistribute is the path to maintaining our safety net as a temporary measure when people need help, not a way of life.
Romney sees that women and Black People are who have paid a high price for Obama’s experimentation with transforming America. Obama sees only that they are gullible enough to think giving them more despair will earn him a vote.
America is in deep trouble and the freest nation ever created is on the brink of collapse as our freedoms and economy are threatened daily by the failures of the Obama administration.
Third party candidates only draw votes from Romney and even though I am a strong advocate for a third party just as strong, this election is not the time to make a statement, the stakes are too high.
As we saw in 1992 and 1996 with Ross Perot, voting third party this election just ensures Obama receives another chance to continue with his “transformation.”
Obama must be stopped dead in his tracks and America put back on the path towards solvency.
Mitt Romney is the only national candidate with enough wide voter appeal to defeat Obama and his minions.
Tomorrow is Election Day and even though many have already cast their ballots early, many have not.
Choose wisely, America. We may not have another chance.
Posted by Lew Waters at 6:47 PM