Tonight’s final debate just wrapped up and I must say I am highly disappointed. Obama had a steely glare going tonight that was rather overly intense. He made some jabs 1) saying Romney wants to bring social policies of the 1950′s back: a not-so-concealed attack on his Mormon faith and he 2) tried to school Romney on our military and carriers and submarines as if he was some kind of idiot. The carrier commentary was just plain un-presidential and un-professional. It smelled of the kind of attack a community organizer would make if he were running for an Alderman’s seat, NOT the Presidency of the United States. He failed to show any respect for his competitor and it will come back to haunt him on election day.
Let’s talk about foreign policy and strategies. In particular, Obama ran as a candidate of peace in 2008. He talked about bringing the world community together to solve the greater challenges that face the world. He sold himself as the man to unite disparate cultures. Let’s look at his actions over these last four years. He has distanced the US from Israel. He turned against the leader of Egypt and that nation fell into chaos and is now being run by Islamo-fascists. Tunisia, Libya, and Syria all are in disarray. Iran is on the verge of being nuclear capable. And China is sabre rattling for islands claimed by Japan while North Korea continues to export missile technology to Iran. Failure after failure after failure.
Let’s look at our home front: gasoline is $4.05/gallon compared to $1.89 when he took office, the price of bread, milk, and measures of currency strength such as gold and silver all point to a falling purchasing power for everyone. Your earnings have been pinched by at least 20% by the devaluation of the dollar. Obama’s policies are dismantling our manufacturing, distribution, and agricultural system. Employers are reluctant to hire out of fear of the implications of Obamacare.
He sold us on Hope and on Change. He painted a picture we all wanted to believe in. But he did not deliver. He had 4 years to prove himself, as unqualified as he was, he failed. We cannot continue on a failed pathway, we must choose a different course, on a different vessel, helmed by a leader with vision, experience, and accomplishments that are measurable. In tough times such as these, we have a narrow window to correct our course before the ship runs aground. The Community Organizer as President is a failed model. It is time for real change. Despite being out of touch with the common man, I feel Romney is the more qualified. Thus, I endorse Mitt Romney for President.
Before I close, I have to add a personal note. As a veteran, I salute all of you who have lost a loved one in service to this nation. I sincerely hope that one day we, as a nation, have the courage to deserve the sacrifice they have made for the freedoms we allow this government to steal every day. I pray that we have the courage of our forefathers to preserve, protect and defend that which was entrusted to us for the benefit of future generations of Americans. I fear that if we don’t, we will not only dishonor the memory and the sacrifices of those fallen heroes, we also dishonor ourselves. May God have mercy on our nation.