we still have a strong military.
Although some might describe Obama as pejorative and sarcastic, most of us found his comments to be refreshing. Instead of opting for a polite response to Romney’s criticism of a lack of ships, Obama said what the rest of America was thinking. Instead of declaring war on Pakistan, and sending 100,000 troops, a highly skilled and trained Navy Seal Team of approximately two dozen,
killed Osama bin Laden. The precision surgical strike was not accomplished from war ships. The success of the Navy Seals graphically illustrated the transformation of the most effective weapons of war from brute force to precise attacks on specific targets. Whether through highly trained strike teams, or attacks from drones, we are much more efficient than previously when Navy ships bombed large areas and hoped that they might be successful in hitting the location of the person in charge of the enemy.
In an amazing debate presentation, Romney agreed with virtually every position taken by our President. (Watch this video! ) It was as if there was a Republican endorsing the Democratic candidate for President. The flip-flops of this debate were focused on the change of Romney’s positions when he was originally in favor of the Iraq war, and then agreed with Obama that we should withdraw, and his position that we should not “move heaven and earth” to take out bin Laden. In essence when Romney has previously differed with Obama on foreign policy matters, it turned out that Obama was right and Romney was wrong.
In essence Romney was conceding that President Obama has done an excellent job on foreign policy matters. Without question, Romney couldn’t say that about George Bush.
With regard to the economy, Romney has agreed with Bush (i.e. cutting taxes for the wealthy, and reducing regulations on Wall Street). In some regards he has already been proven wrong by President Obama. When Obama bailed out the auto industry, Romney was in favor of forcing them into bankruptcy. Romney has already been proven wrong on that position. Obama’s economic positions are also consistent with those of Bill Clinton, which we know resulted in a surplus.
Romney’s positions are consistent with those of Bush, which resulted in more than doubling the national deficit, an increase of 6.1 Trillion Dollars. That economic disaster continued to affect the American economy for an extended time after Bush left office.
The choice is clear. If the economy is the biggest issue for voters this electoral season, then only one question remains. Do you want the candidate with economic policies that resemble Bush, or the candidate who resembles Bill Clinton’s economic plan. If foreign policy is your primary consideration then follow Mitt Romney’s advice, and vote for President Obama. If your primary consideration is the nomination of Supreme Court Justices then you can base your decision on Obama’s history of appointing Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, or Romney’s decision to appoint Robert Bork as his judicial adviser. If civil rights, equal pay for women, and reproductive freedom is your primary consideration then President Obama is your only choice. If protecting the environment is a primary concern of yours, President Obama is also your only choice. If all of these issues are important to you, then vote for Barack Obama.
I cast my vote today for President Obama.