Why We Need a New President in 2012

Why do we need a change? Is Barrack Obama a bad man? No. Is he a good husband? Yes. Is he a good father? Yes. So whats the problem you ask? Well we didn't elect him President of the United States for all those qualities, we elected him because of the fresh ideas he brought to politics in 2008 with his "Hope and Change" platform. Fast forward to 2012, are we better off than we were in 2008? I know I'm not and I'm sure many Americans would agree with me. President Obama has had almost 4 years to fix things, and frankly we seem to be going in the wrong direction. Did he inherit a great situation from the previous administration? No.....but he was tasked with fixing our problems and instead has simply added to them. Is he the worst President ever, no, I think that title still belongs to Jimmie Carter, Obama is a smart man, his policies have simply failed to work.

This brings me to the million dollar question, do we need a change of leadership and why? Mitt Romney doesn't convey a sense of hope and change as Obama did in 2008, but he brings something far more important to the table. Actual experience with saving companies and creating jobs. Not make believe plans laid out on paper, but real tangible results. Another four years of Obama's policies and we may never recover, we are struggling to keep our status as a world leader at this time. I say give Romney four years and if he doesn't succeed vote him out. One thing is for sure, President Obama has had his chance, in 2008 we were all filled with the hope of good things to come, that has simply turned into poverty, unemployment and despair. I say give Romney a chance, he just might surprise us.

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junko 4 years ago

President Obama stopped the bleeding and has started the healing. History may show that Carter may not have been as bad a president as W. Yes I agree that Obama is a good person and man and has done only what he could inspite of unprecedented opposition to a sitting President's Presidency. I wonder if his race has anything to do with his disapproval? I say Romney is not ready for prime time just because he is a businessman, thats ill-logical. Give Romney 4 years and if he also can't change everything to everybodies liking change presidents again, wow!, thats not smart.

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AJReissig 4 years ago from New Richmond, Ohio

I don't care for either of them, but I consider Romney to be the lesser of two evils. President Obama campaigned on the whole "hope and change" thing, but what most people didn't ask is what was the change that he wished to bring us. The economic redistribution that he want embraces is something that I can't stand.

I also can't stand his hipocracy. He was one of the biggest critics of the patriot act (something that I was in agreeement about; there is nothing patriotic about the act), but wfter he became President and he was in power, he extended the act. He was also very critical of G. Bush's defecit spending. Consider this quote:

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

However, as President, B. Obama has doubled down on the defecit spending. And let's not get into the handouts to the Unions and campaign contributer's companies.

Is Romney the change I wanted? No. I would have been much hapier with Herman Caine, Ron Paul, or even Paul Ryan. But as I said earlier, he is the lesser of two evils.

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junko 4 years ago

AJ, my fellow American we depend on borrowing off shore to run our government because we don't want to pay taxes to run our government. We have alway discussed and passed debts ceiling that the president approved. I think that Obama is the lesser of the evils. Either way taxes will be paid and government and private sector jobs will be had, and the nation's debt will continue to be manipulated.

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AJReissig 4 years ago from New Richmond, Ohio

I don't agree. I think if President Obama had his way, there would be no private sector jobs, only government jobs. And no, we have not always expanded debt...although that has been the case for a long time. With Romney at the helm, I think there is at least a chance of controling the spend. With Obama, there is no chance.

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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


'' Romney is not ready for prime time just because he is a businessman, ''and Obama was?

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