A Better America Begins Tonight

This speech came as Mitt Romney swept 5 state primaries on April 24. Though it has been clear for a couple of weeks now, this speech marks Romney’s commencement of the General Election against Barack H. Obama.

I sat in awe as and even smiled to myself as I listened to this speech. I just look at Mitt Romney and can’t help but think, “Wow, this guy can actually do it. He can become the President of the United States and put us back on course to prosperity.” And I think he will. Romney makes a great point when he mentions that Obama doesn’t really have a record to run off of. Are you better off than you were 3 years ago? What has that extra 6 trillion in debt done for you? Romney get’s it. Romney understands the economy. He understands what the American dream truly is and he’s bringing it back to us.

The next few months are not going to be pretty. You can count on mud being thrown by both sides until election day in November. People are going to say things they regret. Candidates will be o so delicately placing their foot in their mouths on multiple occasions. It’s going to get messy. But I firmly believe that Romney will come out on top. He has the winning message and Obama has the failing record.

The general election begins tonight but more importantly, “A Better America Begins Tonight”

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4 thoughts on “A Better America Begins Tonight

  1. There would be no auto industry in America if Romney won four years ago, and there will be even less new industries and innovations if Romney wins this time around.

    • Joesix, I’m sorry but I’m going to have to respectfully disagree with you. True, Romney does not approve of the auto bailouts, but frankly neither do I. The auto industry was failing to be successful, they should have gone through a controlled bankruptcy process like any other large business. Sure that would have resulted in the loss of many jobs in the short term but the auto industry would be stronger today if the government was not at the helm. And what kind of innovations are you alluding to? Because I sure hope you aren’t talking about the Solyndra solar energy firm that threw millions of our tax dollars into the toilet.

      Also, thanks for proving a point. Instead of arguing for Obama, you argue against Romney because it’s hard to argue for Obama because he has no record. He has the auto bailout, which success is arguable at best, he has the death of bin Laden, but lets be honest, what president wouldn’t have done this if presented the opportunity. Anything else? Innovations? What does that even mean? How about the ever rising unemployment rate among recent college grads. How about Obama almost doubling our national debt and having nothing to show for it. How about the number of young Americans living in poverty up almost 25% since Obama came to office.

      Obama doesn’t run on his record, and you know why? Because he doesn’t have one. So I don’t blame you for using these flimsy “what if” arguments.

      • If you want to be specific about it, our GDP grew by 3% this year, which is actually pretty amazing when you consider how poorly every other country is doing right now ( http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/22/zakaria-europe-suffers-from-too-much-austerity/ ). And despite how much we complain about high gas prices, the US is still getting it pretty cheap comparatively ( http://www.mytravelcost.com/petrol-prices/ ). But I know, Obama can’t get credit for this, right?

        Barack Obama did champion Obamacare, which even if the individual mandate is tossed out, will still ensure Americans can’t be denied coverage for pre-existing conditions and allow people as old as 26 to stay on their parents’ insurance plans. He put an end to Osama Bin Laden (which he’s entitled to gloat about for the next ten years) and finally pulled out a majority of our troops who somehow ended up in Iraq. He repealed the archaic Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy to strengthen our military. He has signaled that he may repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and back off the federal prosecutions for possessing marijuana. As he recently whispered to a fellow Soviet spy, he will have more freedom in his second term to do the things that would ordinarily drive the average right-winger even crazier. These are innovations in the sense that they would create new businesses, however small.

        Romney is stuck in the 20th century, steadfast in his belief that manufacturing jobs were and always will be the backbone of America. The truth is those jobs will continue to be stolen by the Chinese, robots, and eventually, Chinese robots. We need to fundamentally change the way we look at the relationship between government and the economy ( http://articles.cnn.com/2011-09-07/opinion/rushkoff.jobs.obsolete_1_toll-collectors-robots-jobs?_s=PM:OPINION ). Although Obama isn’t exactly on board with this, he’s still leagues beyond Mitt Romney’s idea that we need less regulations for American monopolies and lower taxes for the top earners. Green energy is one of the few manufacturing industries we may actually surpass China in. And although Solyndra may have gone bankrupt, there were 40 other solar companies the Department of Energy made loans to and 119 other companies are apparently “thriving” ( http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/plehner/solyndra_failed_but_119_other.html ). The free market is fantastic, but it was the government that got us into space, created the Internet, and most important of all, video games.

        Barack Obama may have made his share of mistakes (I’d like to close Guantanamo Bay and not be watched by aerial drones) and not all accomplishments and failures can be attributed to the presidency, but he absolutely has my vote against Mitt Romney. I apologize if you think this is a weak argument (I was originally trying to counter your post that seemed more pro-Romney than anti-Obama); I just can’t imagine my country progressing under the leadership of a man who made his millions by dismantling countless other companies, sees no need for the Department of Education, and laughs about literally scaring the shit out of his dog.

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