These poll numbers are not surprising. The reason Obama is "holding his
own" is that Romney has articulated no clear plan for how he would fix the
mess we're in. Obama continues to blame Bush for all our woes and, so far,
Romney is doing nothing more than blaming Obama. The economy is Romney's
only hope for victory. If all he can do is point fingers, he's political
Both candidates have a plan and as the race heats up they'll each be forced
to explain it. For Romney, he believes in more supply side economics and
cutting spending. For Obama, he believes in additional stimulus and increased
taxes on the wealthy. The differences can not be more stark. I suspect Romney
does not want to discuss the details of his plan due to the limited support
indidated in most polls.
When it comes to presidential elections the true kickoff is the week of the
Conventions(End of July-Beginning of August). Just because Bill Kristol(a
arogant politico) thinks things should be moving now is a miscalculation. Cable
news and TV needs action now and Kristol has to have something to say! Mitt Romney's candidacy didn't start until the Republican primary
was in hand. Romney started off 9 points(Rasmussen Polls) behind Obama in April
and leads today by 2 points. In swing states Romney is behind by 2 points. Some
of those states had Romney behind by double digits, but now all those states are
in competitive range!Also, President Obama has Joe Biden as a
running mate already! Joe just said on ABC June 27th that the United States is
in a Recession!Mitt Romney has not picked a running mate. There will
be a bump in polling when it does happen.Then at the Convention
Romney and the VP will articulate the Economic Policy going forward and use the
campaign war chest to go after Obama when it counts in the fall!Lastly, Obama will have to deal with continued economic failure!
Mr. Obama is definitely the coolest candidate, but he has failed on every
statistic by which the economy is measured. He is now running on personal
attacks on uncool Romney and does not want to discuss the economy, the stimulus
which was supposed to bring unemployment below 5.6%, the $5 trillion deficit,
international perception that he is weak, failed crony capitalism, a White House
staffed by lobbyists, an incompetent meandering DOJ, shovel read jobs and the
percentage of the nation that is employed (below 60% for the first time since
the Depression). His answer to everything is Bush, the tsunami, Arab Spring, ad
nauseam, but never his failed policies.
Say it ain't so!!People don't believe politicians?What a shocker.Doea anyone really believe either of these
candidates 1. Have a desire to change our bloated inefficent govt 2. Can reduce
our bloated inefficient govt?I'll leave it to you to figure out
who to associate with which.The bottom line is that nobody believes
that politicians in general do anything but find ways to buy themselves votes so
they can gain power.We need to elect someone who understands the
problems we face and does NOT want to be President. Then you would probably
have someone motivated to do the right thing for a change.It is
hilarious to read both sides pontificating above about which politician has
essentially be successful in deceiving the electorate into voting for them.It is just the lesser of two evils really.People need to
wake up and systematically vote both parties entirely out of office over 2
election cycles so we can completely cleanse the filth running this country.The current politicians love it when we are divided...then we can be
controlled more easily because we are fighting each other instead of them.
I'd like to know from the author asking for a big move, what exactly would
a "big move" be? Serious question. It sounds great, but is that option
even the slightest big realistic? Doesn't seem like it, even if either
side had the votes. Anything that "big" would most likely cause even
more questions than answers.Obama has proposed some "big"
concepts, that mainly revolve around increasing taxes for the rich and more
stimulus to get people working. Would certainly improve the unemployment rate,
yet no doubt add to the deficit. While Romney hasn't proposed
anything even in the "big" ballpark, just proclaiming he'll do what
Bush did, and hope it turns out better. We saw where that took us; high
unemployment and high deficits. Tax cuts that increased the deficit, and
didn't contribute to jobs. I'd love to hear what this
"big move" is that will lower unemployment, lower the deficit, and
basically produce a unicorn running across a rainbow to catch the leprachaun at
the end. And please don't waste time saying the anwer is
cutting taxes. Didn't work, hasn't worked, won't work.
Grocery stores make money from people buying food. Half or more of the
purchased food comes from people with government checks.With a
sixteen trillion dollar debt. How long could could a grocery store stay in
business if government can no longer provide to the people?
Why doesn't anyone talk about term limits for our Congress? If you want
change you need to "force" our elected officials to know that their
shelf life is limited. Then, and only then, will we stand a better chance of
electing people who seek to serve the common good.
Well, we know the President is not very interested in the American Middle Class,
except at election time. Remember he handed the portfolio for watching out for
middle class interests to Joe Biden, which was, in effect, tabling us. He went
whole hog over his healthcare bill, but could not convince one Republican to
support it, or his highly touted, and apparently ineffective overhaul of
financial services. He has further divided a divided country, and he shows he
has learned nothing thus far on how to get along with his Repiblican opponents.
His predecessor, George W. Bush, made more traction with Democrats than Obama.
Romney? Not the most exciting candidate in American history, but it is time for
a change to someone who knows unemployment is bad for people, and bad for
families and bad for our nation. Obama does not seem to care very much, and
that is worrisome. Likable? Sure. Effective. Not at all.
The war rages on between Democrats and Republicans while we all sit on the edge
of our seats hoping that one party or the other will save us.The
truth of the matter is that all we can do is to vote for those we feel strongly
will sustain the constitution, promote the general well being and work to
preserve good ideals and possibilities for our fellow citizens.But
more importantly, it all begins with me and it begins with us. Someone once
wisely expressed the notion that we are in for a major disappointment if we
honestly believe that government is going to save us. If I am simply sitting
around waiting for November's election results to determine my convictions
and direction in life, I've already lost the battle. Unfortunately, the
time honored saying has shifted in the past fifty years and now reads:
'Every man for himself and Government against all'.
I agree that Mitt Romney has not shown any kind of plans for the economy. His
anti-Obama campaign is getting very old. Obama has no other stance except to
denigrate Romney. He has nothing else to stand on because of his horrible
record. But Romney, who is the epitome of fixing damaged businesses, says
nothing about fixing the American economy. He must step up to the plate and
start telling the American people just exactly what his plans are, or the people
will start to think that he has no plans. I am a wholehearted Romney supporter.
In fact, I would vote for a Martian rather than vote for Obama, but I think
that Mr. Romney should take a stand on his own merit instead of the anti-Obama
campaigns which he has been running. We know what's wrong with Obama.
Now, what will Mitt Romney do?
I'm pretty sure that Romney keeps quiet about his economic plan because
he's waiting for the right moment to reveal it. He wants a boost in the
polls from it, and doesn't want to waste it so soon. However, I believe he
will tell us soon.
Alternator Belt Cut on Romney BusThought this was an interesting story.
Why don't you post things like this DN?The Romney team today
confirmed grass-roots reports that a campaign bus was sabotaged by an unknown
vandal over the weekend. The bus, which was being used for campaign
events but not transporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was
parked in Richmond, Va., when the vehicle was tampered with late Saturday night
or early Sunday morning.
As Mitt Romney mentioned to John McCain in December 2007, the economy would be
the big issue for the next 4 years, Mitt Romney knew the data and the economy by
experience. Anyone who had stocks in that time knew that was a crucial time.
It hasn't changed with the President Hope. He and his Axlerod and tax
non-payer Geithner didn't have a crystal ball and didn't know what was
going on or correcting it. They didn't have an incumbent running against
them so they just played the latest gimmicks that appeared to work, such as
getting entitled people to the polls since they were going to lose their
entitlements or at least the threat from the other side from fear tactics of the
President's party. Mitt Romney doesn't have to spin anything and the
Chicago group has been spinning for a year now to get the President re-elected
and those players in Chicago on the rolls again for higher paying jobs.
Hopefully, good people get out and vote and don't think that the other side
isn't going to play their busloads of people going to the polls to get a
In Illinois, Medicaid payments are 6 months late, forcing hospitals with heavy
caseloads of medicaid/medicare patients to close, others to operate in the red.
With the ACA looming to raise the rolls on government health care, an economy
that continues to stagger, and 83% of the doctors considering leaving medicine
if Obamacare is fully enacted, health care is bound to bust under the strain of
demand and not enough supply. In theory, the ACA and everyother liberal idea
sounds fair and wonderful, but in reality, these liberal ideas are
unsustainable. Just look at SS and medicare.Romney has a plan to pull
this economy out of the abliss, and conservative talk shows are reporting some
of his plan. But, you won't hear about it from the MSM because of their
liberal stance on issues.Obama only speaks in broad, repetitious
generalities, and he's clueless about the economy, foreign policy, health
care, and what freedom means and how to preserve it.
"tax non-payer Geithner" - You comments like this just crack me up. So
should we call Mitt "the illegal hiring" Romney?Then you
have this... "83% of the doctors considering leaving medicine if Obamacare
is fully enacted" - what prey tell do they think they will do for a living?
Real Estate? Come on, these kinds of comments just make the whole argument look
silly. 83 percent of doctors leaving their practices... that is just funny.
What, money from United Health Care will not be as spendable after Obamacare?"Obama only speaks in broad, repetitious generalities, and he's
clueless about the economy, foreign policy, health care, and what freedom means
and how to preserve it."And Romney does? He served in the
military how long? He has foreign policy from what - his mission? His economic
experience outsourcing American jobs will help the average joe how... by
delivering Pizza or working at Staples?Give me a break. Neither of
these men are all perfect or all bad. Silly comments based on the premise that
one person is all bad, and the other is ready for sainthood are completely and
Having lived in Illinois for 9 years and knowing the Chicago type politics that
keep those guys in office, locally and nationally, they rely on catering to
special people, groups and organizations. It is a place where Labor Day parades
bring out the Postal Employees in droves and all labor organizations in unity.
Healthcare President Obama from Illinois as a legislator and then a U.S. Senator
doesn't mention on iota about the Illinois Healthcare and only
Massachusetts to link of Romney with that process. The President is always
hedging on his words and politics by only what his Pundits want him to mention.
He uses the video monitors all the time so he says what he is supposed to and
not what is correct, honest or from a heart that said he was for change and
HOPE. His people don't want what our Founding Fathers want, wanted or
hoped for and they never will be. Hope is for people that want the basic U.S.
Constitution principles and not changing them through Presidential selected and
U.S. Senate approved Supreme Court Politicians that are supposed to Support and
Defend the U.S. Constitution. We have lost sight