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Updated on August 24, 2012

... to be able to choose rightly.

"Take your anger ...... and divisiveness back to Chicago, and let us ...."; and that was what Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican Party candidate for the upcoming 2012 presidential election, saying on the campaign trail about President Barack Obama.

However, what anger? What divisiveness? Obama has not displayed any kind of tantrum during his campaign speeches; or set one group of people against another in American society.

His campaign ads that have debuted in the New York area, and perhaps around the country as a whole have been those that have Romney singing "America the beautiful" and outsourcing jobs to foreign countries at the same time, as well as the one asking him (Romney) to pay his fair share in taxes.

Also the ones that the Romney camp were calling as "negative ads" were straight forward; for example, that if he (Romney) made a false report to the SEC, then he has committed a felony; and Romney has evidently done so.

Or having a man narrating that his wife has died as a result of a situation created by Romney, of closing a plant and causing his family to lose its health insurance coverage. That was a true story, because it had happened.

If there was any anger shown in the campaign, it has been Romney himself, who told Sen. Reid to "put up, or shut up", when the Senator accused him of not paying his taxes in ten years; or one of his surrogates, John Sanunu, calling the president "dumb" on national TV.

In addition to that, there was a judge in Texas, who was saying that if Obama should win the 2012 election, there would be civil disobedience or even "a civil war"; and has the ex-governor repudiated such a statement?

In an article titled "Will money buy the White House?" on front page, by Sheila Krumholz, this was what she said,

"Witness how Paul Ryan began his tenure as Romney's running mate with a stop at the Venetian Hotel to meet Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who has previously said he will spend up to $100 million to ensure President Obama's defeat." (CNN, 8/23/12). An assertion, which depicted a great deal of animosity for Obama.

Therefore, the truth was that, if there was any anger going on in the country, Romney has not got too far to look, but at himself and in his own camp.

There was also the accusation that Obama has insulted the business sector by saying "you didn't build that?" which was not true, but it (accusation) was being publicly put out as accurate by the Romney/Ryan campaign.

Romney should recant that (accusation) forthwith; because if there was any divisiveness that was being propagated in the campaign, that could be a glaring example.

For Obama has helped the business world more than anyone could imagine, with tax breaks and other incentives to businesses, especially, small ones, encouraging them to hire more people. Therefore, to say that he detested people succeeding in business would be nothing more than lying on the part of his accusers.

The United States would be better off to have a president, who would do what was expected of him or her, and if the truth was told about those running for that office. Otherwise, it would have one, who was honest and clean, or another, filled with hate and falsehood.

In spite of all those lofty promises that the candidates were making on the campaign trail, voters should listen carefully to what they were saying, and also endeavor to examine each person's character before they decided to make up their minds of which ticket, Obama/Biden or Romney/Ryan, would represent America best.


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      ib radmasters 5 years ago from Southern California

      Obama had his turn, he failed, end of story.