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Obama or Mitt Romney?

Updated on October 9, 2012
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On November 6, 2012, Americans will go to the polls and for the 56th time in our nations history, and we will pick our president. It is always important and relevant, but some elections had bigger stakes then others. In 1860, the nation was split and on the verge of war, and in 1932 the Great Depression was in it’s fourth year and threatening to end America as we had come to know it. All the Presidents who were elected between 1948 and 1988 had to contend with the Soviets and nuclear annilation. But each of the men who won these elections had one thing in common. Though not perfect, they guided the country out of these crises so that by the time the crisis was over America was stronger than before.

On the surface, November’s election doesn’t seem to rank with these contests. But a closer look reveals it may be as important than the others listed above. Do we want more government and less freedom? Do we want a country where the achievers are forced to pay more to the non achievers in the interest of ’fairness” .Or, do we want to stay a free nation where the individual is free to achieve without interference of the government. Without the government taking a great percentage of their earnings to give to other people who don’t have their energy, determination or resourcefulness. Where he or she can make a mark on society

It’s not “unfair” to a poor person because somebody is rich. If that person earned his fortune with honestly, integrity and hard work than it is unfair for the poor person to expect the rich person to support him. In my opinion it is immoral for a government to force the rich person to pay more. That’s just what the liberal government wants to do. And that is why they have created a permanent underclass. A section of society that their socialist policies have been kept in poverty. They need the government handouts to survive on a daily basis. They can’t and won’t see the big picture because they are too busy surviving day to day. They will always vote liberal (if they vote at all) for them because they need their leaders. And in turn because they are kept down, they do not see the promise that they can achieve and succeed.

That is not to say that we should not have a safety net for those in this country who can’t, through no fault of their own, “make it” on a day to day basis. America has always had a big heart. But there is a difference between being sensitive to the needs of the less fortunate and creating a large permanent underclass who will need these social services for generations. We need to concentrate on weaning these people off Social Services until only the very needy are left. This won’t happen because the Left needs this class.



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Most of the campaign rhetoric thus far has been about jobs, the economy, health care insurance and how each sides position will affect woman. Many people do not look at the big picture. Do we want to change America? Most people, even Liberal Democrats, will admit that they do not, But four more years of Barack Obama may change America and we may no be able to get back to the country we love.

This is why I am supporting Mitt Romney in this Presidential race. With the problems we have had with jobs and our economy, we need a man who has spent most of his adult life creating jobs. . We need someone with first hand knowledge of the economy. We need a business man. This is something Obama never was and the Presidency is no place for on

the job training. Barack may have been given a bad economy when he took office in 2009 but he has done nothing to improve it over the last 3 ½ years and I feel that another 4 years will not help. He can only do more damage.

If Obama wins this election, he will implement his policies with more vigor as he does not have to worry about reelection. Sandra Fluke may have her free birth control from a Catholic university and Socialists may cheer as our country begins to resemble a big Sweden. This cannot happen.

If this country were not in the financial crisis it is in, Romney may not be the best candidate. He has no foreign policy experience and does not seem to be very personable. Yet he has held jobs as the CEO of Bain Capital, and was head of the Salt Lake City Organizing committee. Responsible for the 2002 Winter Olympics, he turned the organization around. Later in 2002, he was elected Governor of Massachusetts where he presided over the elimination of a projected $3 billion deficit.

If Mitt Romney is elected and he is able to do the things he wants, the economy will be preserved and we will be back to the prosperous and powerful nation we once were.

Powerful not because we have the most big guns, planes and ships, but because we are powerful as a people. Do we want to continue on the path that got us to where we are? Or do we want to change ourselves to a large, broke Socialist society where our best and brightest, are kept down. We owe it to our grandchildren and great grandchildren to stay on the path to freedom and prosperity, just like our ancestors did for us.


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    • JON EWALL profile image

      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

      billd01603

      The people will have a choice in the Nov. 2012 elections between more poverty, more government and more debt or a new begining of prosperity and jobs.

      Rep. Paul Ryan defends GOP budget plan http://wn.com/Paul_Ryan_on_Fox_News_Sunday_with_Ch.../videos

      Fact-checkers find exaggerations in Obama, Biden conventions speeches

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/08/bend-it...

      Mark the calendar, Oct 03,2012 will be the first presidentail debate.

      http://jon-ewall.hubpages.com/

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      billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

      Thanks Jon!

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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      Obama is about a government-dependent public and a government which is central to all things...that is want every good communist wants. My wife deals with rental properties all the time filled with people getting Section VIII housing assistance who are either prostitutes or drug dealers. On top of that, many are allowing several people to live with them and reap the benefit of government supplied housing. This is only one area that Obama wants to grow in the future. Our system is becoming plagued with entitlement and we are drowning in it as a nation. Someone has to reverse that course and it will not be Obama. Vote for a dog, vote for a sidewalk, vote for a tree, but for God's sakes do not vote for Obama. ~WB

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      No one is talking about abolishing the income tax/

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      Rod Martin Jr 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Neither!

      Obamney = Rombama = Corporate Party on every issue vital to America's survival or destruction.

      The Corporate Party and it's media arm are dismantling America piece-by-piece.

      Just look what both branches of the Corporate Party did at their conventions:

      RNC Scripted:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKaXqoC4DjE

      DNC Scripted:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmaE2Aez_XY

      And that's only the tip of the iceberg.

      Both candidates stand for more,

      * Militarism and war (we're now the Evil Empire)

      * Trashing the Constitution (not much left)

      * Killing us fiscally ($16 Trillion and ready to Pop!)

      Don't be fooled like the Germans 80 years ago. The Corporate Party gives us the illusion of choice, but whatever figurehead we're given really works for them. This is the new Hitler 2.0.

      Legalize the Constitution (again) while we still have a chance, or it's good night planet Earth.

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      billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

      Thanks lonestar. I appreciate you reading.

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      William Young 4 years ago from Eaglle Grove, Iowa

      You mentioned the election of 1860 when the country was on the verge of civil war. I always found it ironic that Lincoln's election in 1860 lit the fuse of succession that led to the civil war and there was a time when Lincoln thought he had no chance of being re-elected. Lincoln was re-elected on November 8 as people saw that the Union Army was finally starting to dismantle rebel cause. And then Sherman's March through the south that devastated the Confederacy began on November 15. I guess elections really DO have consequences!

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      billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

      Good point William (great name by the way!) Thanks for reading

    • JON EWALL profile image

      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

      billd01603

      Know the candidates.

      Know who the president supports.’’ the truth ‘’

      http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t...

      THE SHARED AGENDAS OF THE SHARED

      AGENDAS OF GEORGE SOROS AND BARACK OBAMA

      A fundamental plan for the US Government

      http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_31606... OBAMA

      A fundamental plan for the US Government

      http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_31606...

      Joyce Foundation's Board of Directors was Barack Obama,

      Know your candidate for the presidency

      http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderProfile.a...

      Willard Mitt Romney

      http://giancarlolorenzo.hubpages.com/question/1913...

      False Attacks on GST steel

      http://www.mittromney.com/blogs/mitts-view/2012/06

      Paul Ryan on Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedd...

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      billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

      Thanks alot Jon. for reading. Those links were great

    • William Young profile image

      William Young 4 years ago from Eaglle Grove, Iowa

      I re-read your hub tonight, one of the few hubs that I read twice, it was ever better the second time!

    • JON EWALL profile image

      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

      billd01603

      You are welcomed, hoping I'm not boring your readers.

      Have a great day.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

      hubbers

      Can the next President fix the problems?

      A Good Reason to Vote For Change in November !

      The Senator Coburn report '' WASTE IN GOVERNMENT'' http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/rightnow...

      Pass it on

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      Dennis AuBuchon 4 years ago

      Thanks for writing this hub it is fantastic and awesome. I also thank you for the link to the Coburn report it makes a lot of sense and is something Romney, if elected needs to consider. I voted up, awesome and I tweeted and pinned.

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      BillD

      I agree with your hub concerning Obama versus Romney.

      I disagree that the presidents between 1952-1988 got America out of problem situations.

      Korea was not one of them.

      and President Lyndon B Johnson escalated the Vietnam War from 15,000 military to over 550,000 military, and we still lost that war.

      On the Obama versus Romney.

      It is a matter of choosing a new road, because Obama took us down a dead end. Obama has shown the country and the world what he can do, and based on that it is time for someone else to be president.

      The lines between democracy and a republic are now very thin in the US today, but neither of them is socialism. Socialism is the road taken by Obama and the democrats.

      Thanks

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

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      The news today ,Oct.13,2012 is the destruction of our embassies in Egypt and Libya and the killing of our ambassador and three others in Libya. It is hard to believe that our government would not have had previous knowledge of a attack on 9/11.The country memorized the death of 3,000 of our people on 9/11. A hubber sent me this link that may or may not be related to the middle east revolutions.

      Know who the President supports.’’ the truth ‘’?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t...

      The link has been censored at times and will not appear,stick with it, comes and goes

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      billd01603 - great hub - Romney is the only choice and chance we Americans have! When the US Embassy in Libya was mobbed and bombed by radicals Romney was the guy sounding Presidential, Obama sounded like he was bored and disinterested. Romney is a Finances guy - we NEED that.

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      billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

      Hi ib radmasters, Thanks for reading. The thing I meant about the Presidents from 1950 to 1993 was they dealt with nuclear annilation. They certainly made a lot of mistakes, but we are still here. There was a chance we wouldn't be.

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      billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

      Thanks for reading Conservative Lady, John Ewall and Dennis AuBachon and thanks for reading again William Young

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago from Pune, India

      I do not know much about the situation in America. But I always say that change is a necessity for betterment. Everywhere.

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      billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

      Thanks for reading jainismus

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      artblack01 4 years ago from New Mexico

      I've been doing a lot of research on this issue and I have noticed this: depending on who you're party is your ideology and view of the other party and their candidate/leader will be skewed whether or not they are actually doing a good job or bad job, depending on your party you will view what they are doing as good or bad. (Exception is Bush I hope). I think people are expecting the current president or the new president to somehow work magic and make their problems go away. Depending on the party though it might just get worse or nothing might happen. I doubt with any president that the problems will just get better over night.

      Another thing I have noticed is that all of the information that most people get, including your hub is from the media, not actual fact checking. You expect other people to do that for you.

      Case in point, FOX news is 100% lie for one side, CNN 100% lie for the other side. How can both sides be lying? They are telling you what you want to hear, they want to vindicate you and make you feel right/smart/good/justified. The fact is the only way to be right is to do research and find out for yourself: What the party is doing, what they have done, what they are planning, why they haven't accomplished what they said they would do.

      As far as what this article says, it is also skewed as far as economics goes. Case in point, Taxes, you think that the rich should pay less taxes because they worked hard to get that money.... did they now? First off the tax system is shouldn't favor one side over another, it should be equal all the way down. However, the rich have gotten breaks for having been established. People in this nation aren't lazy by any means, they are either poor and can't afford to get a better education to get a better job and don't know where to go to improve their life. The rich people are practically given money by the government to do whatever they want. The poor people are working for the rich people making less than they deserve.

      The middle class has gotten an education and can get rich if they can just get over the fact that the rich who are competing with them are well established and will do what ever they can to knock you down, buy you out, make you fail. That is a fact. If you have ever owned a smaller business that has been bought out as soon as it went public then you would understand.

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      billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

      artblack thanks for reading.

    • JON EWALL profile image

      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

      artblack01

      Your comments are distortions of many of the facts similar to what the mainstream media and the present Obama administration uses. Saying that Fox News and CNN lies is simply a fragment of your imagination.

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      artblack01 4 years ago from New Mexico

      If you say so.

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      Ken Burgess 4 years ago from Florida

      Who do you want running America if the world economy falters?

      Who do you think can lead America out of its economic quagmire?

      Who do you want leading America when Iran creates a small dirty Nuclear bomb and gives it to Hamas or Hezbollah or ??? to use?

      We have serious issues, the types we are not accustomed to having to face (not really in a generation) the types that can spiral into a world in chaos the likes of which we have not seen since WWII...

      Who do you think can help divert that scenario from occurring?

      Who do you think is more likely to help make it happen?

      For four years, its as if the country has been on pause, we had a major crisis, we were working our way out of it, and then we got sidetracked from the task of doing so, and we focused on Obamacare, and Green Energy, and everything and anything but jobs and the economy.

      Obama cut tens of thousands of jobs from NASA, Oil drilling, Coal Mining... heck even his vaunted GM Volt is packing up shop and heading to CHINA, some 60,000 jobs are heading overseas courtesy of the American Taxpayer keeping GM and Volt afloat.

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      artblack01 4 years ago from New Mexico

      So I've been doing more research on this subject and I find that most of everything going on is mud slinging. When you look at the facts you will see that as far as actually doing something one of the two candidates is ACTUALLY doing something and the other is just talk. I am not going to tell you which because you will either make up your own mind about me or what I am saying and will refuse to actually do any real research.

      All you really have to do is look at the record of both candidates, what did they do before this. What did Mitt Romney do for his state when he was Governor, was he successful? What was the condition of his state before and after he was Governor? Same with Obama. Look at their current record. Promises are empty, actions speak louder than words.

      And forget all the bullshit about getting rid of Income taxes and other taxes, it'll never happen in our lifetime no matter who gets in, even if Ron Paul were in office he could not do this.

      What you have to look at is what the country needs, not what it wants.... I tend to look also at the Presidents in office who did the most for this country and what they did to get there. FDR is a good example, he had more socialized programs than any President in history yet he was not a socialist by socialist standards and Obama doesn't even come close there. I am not asking you to listen to anything I have to say. I am asking you to do research, compare and contrast and make up your own mind. Obama is also an expert in Constitutional Law vs Romney who seems to be stepping on our First Amendment rights, you want that, you okay with that, then that is your issue and I can't care about what you have to say.

      As far as blaming Obama for all the negative stuff that has gone on maybe you better check your facts.

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      billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

      Hi KenBurgess: Thanks for reading.

      art black: I apologize for not getting back to you when you wrote the first comment 4 weeks ago.

      All political factions, including both parties and Presidential Campaigns have experts that "spin" the facts to make themselves look good. This may be simplistic, but the glass can be half full for one candidate and his opponent can call it half empty. It's just the way you look at how it's presented and whether you like the person doing the presenting.

      Where can I get the facts if not from the media? I'll agree that Fox spins things to the right while CNN and MSNBC tend to be left. That's ok (although I don't like Fox's motto "Fair and Balanced" It is neither) Even most web sites have a spin. You say I should do more research and check my facts. I don't have time to extrapolate and translate the raw data. I work 55 hours a week. Yes, I do get them from the media, but i take them with a grain of salt and consider the source. So how can I come to an opinion? I base my opinions on the facts as I see them.

      America is in severe financial trouble. After all the promises of 2008, we are as bad or worse then we were then. We need a businessman at the helm. Not a community organizer. Last night's debate showed Obama at his best. It also showed him as a man who does not understand business. Obama may be a Constitutional Scholar (you have to admit, he does see the Constitution from the Liberal p.o.v.) but he is not what this country needs right now. Is Romney perfect? Not by a long shot. He has no foreign policy experience and I'm scared about the situation in the Middle East. He not warm and cuddly and he will make mistakes, But he is a businessman and he knows how to get things done. (By the way, I live in Mass. and the state was in a better position after he served as Governor)

      Again, thanks for reading and I look forward to your next post.

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      Ken Burgess 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi Bill, thanks for the welcome, I was interested in reading your writings because you are from my neck of the woods. In fact I went to Worcester State College a long time ago.

      I was typing a reply to you, but it has become so long, I've decided to turn it into a hub, hope you check it out when you get a chance.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

      billd01603

      Character, experience, honesty and integrity does matter in who will occupy the Whitehouse in 2013.

      The second Presidential debate, Oct 16,2012 is now history. The last question about the Benghazi killings to the President went unanswered as to who and why additional protection was not provided to the embassy.

      The President and the Obama administration is in cover up mode. The President’s response was to lie about the circumstances about when he was aware of the situation and as to the actions taken by the administration.

      The President in 2008 made promises to the American people if elected. Four years later ‘’ hope and change ‘’ is not what the Obama administration delivered. In Nov , the people can vote for continued poverty and debt or for a new beginning of prosperity and JOBS.

      Romney: Redistribution does not get people back to work

      http://video.foxnews.com/v/1847787266001/romney-re...

      Willard Mitt Romney

      http://giancarlolorenzo.hubpages.com/question/1913...

      THE SHARED AGENDAS OF BARACK OBAMA

      http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_31606

      The Obama's don't want this video to be seen in 2012

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_2s4tob5U8&fea...

      Untold story

      Character does matter!

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      artblack01 4 years ago from New Mexico

      Having a business man as President to be able to fix the economy where this one has yet to succeed is great in theory. However, there are many factors you haven't taken into consideration. How the economy got bad in the first place was due to businessmen. War, which we have been slowly coming out of thanks to this President, is very expensive. If a President is bad at foreign affairs he may just get into another war with a nation we have been trying to make peace with or see a nation as an enemy where someone else may see a potential ally. How are you gong to convince a nation to change their government from totalitarian to democratic as well, if you make an enemy of them? Romney sees Russia as an enemy even though we have gone through this huge love hate relationship with them since WW2, remember they helped us win the war against the Nazis. Why continue this lame cold war with them when we could be and have been helping each other out? China, now, I hate Chinese products (all crap) as much as if not more than the next person... really I can go on and on about how much I hate Chinese products (scooters especially considering I am a vintage scooterist), however, how do you get China to change their business practices if you make an enemy of them and Romney is going to put a strangle hold on their economy (that's his intention anyway).

      Now, Obama is very bad at many things but most people are, but again, that is where people skills comes in handy, which he has. He can make friends with people who know how to do all sorts of things and ask them to advise him on different policies and this is exactly what almost all successful Presidents who don't know what they are doing have done since day one. Having business experience helps but it is not essential. What is essential for a President is being able to multitask your nations.

      As far as Mass. goes and Romney, I can only go by the statistics available and it looked bad from my end when I looked at the numbers when Romney was Governor, that is all I can say, I don't live there.

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