Mitt Romney is finally coming into his own as the indefatigable Republican nominee. After enduring endless rounds of verbal fist fights with his opponents, Romney proved organization, message and money matter when you run for President of the United States. His victory speech following five primary wins (Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania) revealed a fiery, passionate candidate ready to take the fight to Obama and win!
As a friend told me, Mitt was “crunked.” Indeed he was. Romney is shedding his clinical veneer to reveal his passion for the job of President and why he’s the better choice over Obama. The theme of his speech “A better America begins tonight!” reminded voters Obama’s promise of hope and change turned out to be a dream gone bust. Romney added Obama’s record of failure that “has been the best Barack Obama can do but it’s not the best America can do.”
Romney highlighted how Obama conned Americans into electing him president on the merits of his personality in 2008 but little else.
“Four years ago Barack Obama dazzled us in front of Greek columns with sweeping promises of hope and change but after we came down earth after all the celebrations and parades what do we have to show for President Obama?” The answer is nothing! Over the past three and half years, Obama’s policies have delivered historic unemployment above 8%, excessive regulation, and unsustainable spending and government growth which has killed job creation and the economy.
Obama has NO record to run so as Romney said he will run “a campaign of diversions, distractions and distortions.” From day one, Obama blamed Republicans for not yielding to his demands and causing his failures. The president then distracted and divided the country by waging wars on the rich, women, students, the Catholic church, free enterprise, the Supreme Court and the US Constitution via Obamacare.
Like Romney said, “It’s still about the economy and we’re not stupid.” As the presumptive Republican nominee, Romney is the candidate of opportunity, who can lead the country into a job creating recovery not a government centric black hole in which Obama has us stuck. “We will stop the days of apologizing for success at home and never again apologize for America abroad,” said Romney.
Romney’s pledge to the American people is a stark contrast to Obama who during his first few months in office gave a speech to the Muslim world in Egypt, apologizing for America’s war on terrorism. His first days in office, Obama waged a war on success, telling Americans who do well they should be ashamed of themselves and punished by paying disproportionately higher share in taxes than all other groups. According to Congressional Budget Office, the top 10% of earners pay 55% of all federal taxes, while almost 50% of Americans pay no taxes.
If Romney keeps shining the light of truth on Obama’s ugly record of failure, he will win in November, which is why Obama is running far and wide away from his record. Each week it seems the Obama machine manufactures a new war on some segment of the population to distract Americans from his abysmal record. Of course Obama’s perpetual domestic enemy combatant is Republicans.
This week’s war is on students and their school loans so Obama can to snag the student vote. Obama and Democrats want to keep interest rates rising from 3.4% to 6.8%, which would cost $6 billion and are blasting Republicans for worrying about how taxpayers will pay for it. Even the liberal Washington Post blasts Obama’s loan games for spending money on yet another initiative we can’t afford.
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan wrote Obama’s strategy is “divide and conquer, break the country into little pieces and pick up as many as you can.” Americans are tired of Obama’s war mongering. He sounds like Chicken Little screaming everyday “the sky is falling” but give me another four years and I’ll fix it. Most presidents vying for a second term at this stage in the game are touting their successes but we don’t hear that from Obama. Instead we hear Obama moan and groan how he inherited a mess but it was a job he raised $700million to win so he apparently wanted the mess.
The job of President of the United States is bigger than oneself and good presidents know how to put the brakes on their ideological egos and seek compromise from the opposing party for the greater good of the country, something Obama will never do. The job of POTUS isn’t too big for Mitt Romney because Romney’s ego isn’t bigger than the job or more important.
The more Romney talks, the better he sounds. The more Obama talks and appears on TV, the worse things get and the more incompetent he looks. Another sign of Obama’s desperation is having Bill Clinton appear in his new political ad where Clinton effusively praises the capture of Osama bin Laden. Invoking words from Bush, Clinton says “the president is the decider in chief,” thus reminding Americans this was one of the few times other than Obamacare that Obama has taken responsibility for a decision during his administration. And it’s worth noting that were it not for the Bush administration’s enhanced interrogation techniques like water boarding, which Attorney General Eric Holder tried to prosecute CIA agents for using, Obama would never have caught bin Laden.
Records win re-elections not late night TV appearances in which President Obama “slow jams the news”, making a mockery of the office to attract young voters ignorant of his record. No president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has won re-election when unemployment was 7% or higher and Obama is presiding over unemployment north of 7%. It’s about the economy stupid and Americans will not be fooled again by a celebrity candidate strong on personality and weak on substance. “Romney will win in a landslide,” my friend Tony Powers recently told me. I’m beginning to think so, along with many Americans, who as Romney said, “are tired of being tired.”