WHAT MITT ROMNEY SHOULD TELL U.S. AMERICANS.
In plain simple language.
The deportation of 12 million or so Hispanic illegal aliens in the United States is not possible, as suggested by Mitt Romney, Sunday, June 2012.
"They must go back to their countries and reapply for entry or citizenship like anyone else," (Paraphrasing the former governor).
He said so in conjunction with President Barack Obama's new approach to the immigration issue to allow children of illegal immigrants to stay under a special arrangement that would prevent them from being deported.
That action was taken by the president under an executive order, and it would save about 800,000 children and some adults, who were aged at least thirty years old and were scared of the specter of deportation each and everyday of their lives. So long as they have behaved themselves as productive individuals and have not committed any crimes, they would be welcome to stay.
However, to think of Romney's solution to that issue was easy; but was it the right approach, and would it be practical to deport them, even though some were born in the U.S.?
He also attacked Obama on Iran and his policies toward Israel, saying in effect, "This president has communicated in some respects that he might even be more worried about Israel taking direct military action than he is about Iran becoming nuclear," Romney said Sunday on CBS. "That's the opinion of some who watch this."
And part of a caption that read,
"...presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney labeled his rival weak on combating a nuclear Iran, saying President Barack Obama is more worried about Israel, an American ally, taking preventative military action than about Iran itself." (CNN, 6/18/12).
All that pointed to just one thing, that Romney was an expert in criticism; but when it came to finding a real answer to any type of a problem, he fell short.
Being critical of Obama in an election year for a person that would be the nominee of the Republican Party was fair, but Romney had to come up with some tangible ideas for a back-up. Yet, he lacked the ability to do so.
Whether he was serious in running for president of the United States escaped many people, because he has not really made any attempt to tell the American public what his intentions were.
That was what was wrong with his campaign; and until he said what he would do with Iran in a policy statement or how he would handle the immigration situation, in plain and simple language, he would not be seen as showing any kind of initiative in his future policies for the country.
That was the moment many people were waiting for; for Romney to come out of his shell and gave a slight assurance that he understood the problems that were facing America; as besides the lousy economy that he has been waging a war with Obama on, there were other ones (problems) just as urgent to be tackled by any president, such as foreign policy and national security.
For the Latino children, some of whom could claim citizenship, for the fact that they were born here, it would, with all due respect, be insane to send them back to wherever.
With respect to Iran obtaining a nuclear bomb, Obama has made it perfectly clear that it would never happen under his watch. Therefore, what Romney could have done was to state his own policy in connection with that country's nuclear ambition.
He chose to direct his attention to a problem that was being fairly handled by the president, that he (Obama) would not take military action against Iran off the table, should it (Iran) consider to acquire a nuclear weapon; and that he was willing to help that country to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, like generating electricity and research for the cure of diseases.
That was the kind of a statement that should come from Romney; but up until now, no such commitment has been made in any official capacity that could be considered as part of his policies as president.
He might have the money and the super PACs to back him; however, that would not be enough, unless he was bold enough to tell the American people what he would do, if and when he became president.
That was what was required of him on the campaign trail, as criticizing Obama only was not sufficient.
Romney's stance on issues should be clear and precise.