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Updated on May 31, 2012

Are they mere words?

Mitt Romney's statement after winning the Texas primary yesterday made very interesting reading, as it was full of encouragement for Americans to come together, "with the goal of putting the failures of the last 3 1/2 years behind us," the statement said.

However, not trying to change anyone's mind about the past three and half years, and forgetting which party was in power, there have been all types of negative events going on around the the world, such as the Arab spring that has sent a revolution throughout North Africa and the Middle East; or the financial woes being pervasive in Europe; but on the average, America has been at peace.

There have been no terror attacks on the surface, though there might have been attempts by Al Qaeda and such groups using all kinds of devices to cause trouble on mainland America; yet, none of them have succeeded.

It was not that the enemies of the U.S. were not trying; but they have been stopped in their tracks before any bad thing should happen. Meaning that the country was being protected enough against mishaps of any kind.

Besides, the war in Iraq has come to an end, and U.S. military combat forces in Afghanistan were getting ready leave that country to come home to their families. There was no denying that the world would have its problems, like Iran and North Korea aiming to acquire nuclear weapons, the conflict in Syria and the monetary challenges facing most European countries, there was still the assurance that there were other counter forces at work to deal with them (problems) as much as possible.

The U.S. economy, which Romney spoke about in the statement, was in slow recovery; however, that was better than the appalling economic situation that was handed over to the Obama administration; and of which the Republican Party never mentioned.

It was not that everyone was head over heels with Obama's policies; but they would need constructive criticism from his opponents in order to convince many people that he was doing a bad job; especially, when they knew how tough it was for any president to make decisions that would affect not just Americans, but millions of people around the world.

At least, Americans have seen Obama at work for those three years, and had very little complaints about him. Whereas Romney, who would be running against him as the Republican Party candidate, has nothing practically to demonstrate that he would do any better, except his record as a businessman, which was not all that rosy or reassuring.

The last part of Romney's statement addressed the unity that America should have, as he opined, "On November 6, I am confident that we will unite as a country and begin the hard work of fulfilling the American promise and restoring our country to greatness." (CNN, 5/31/12).

That was one of the most ridiculous assertions coming from a person, who intended to lead America; for the fact that it (America) has not fallen behind in anything, politically or militarily, and its influence was still strong in world affairs.

The unity he spoke about was a mirage, as the U.S. was a Republic, mainly based on the two party system, and therefore there would always be an opposition side to prevent the party in power from operating outside the Constitution.

That part of his statement was to throw talcum in the air just to confuse the voters in November; and it was likely that not many people would go for it.

There were clearly two record tracks, Obama's and Romney's; and those were what they (voters) should look for, to decide as who would lead the U.S. "to greatness,"


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      junko 5 years ago

      OWURAKWASIP, WHAT YOU WROTE IS THE TRUTH THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. Romney, can't speak the truth and be elected President. He must speak true lies, (lies mixed with truth). There are those who love a lie and those that need lies on the far right. They write and support lies here on hubpages. Most of those left of center are reluctant to comment or support the truth out of fear of being labeled liberal. I believe they will vote their pay grade in November.