Skip to comments.A successful President Romney won’t be your friend, but if we’re lucky, he’ll be a leader instead
Posted on 09/04/2012 6:37:32 PM PDT by Starman417
Barring some unforeseen cataclysm, Mitt Romney will be the 45th president of the United States and the vote will likely not even be close. His acceptance speech at the GOP convention last week did exactly what it had to do, it provided Americans who might have been sitting on the fence with the nudge they needed to climb down and pull the lever for him. If you had to distill his speech down to one line, it might have been President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. MY promise...is to help you and your family. In one fell swoop Romney put the absurdity of Barack Obama into context. It put in stark contrast his soaring, vainglorious rhetoric with the abject failure of virtually every aspect of his presidency. By contrast, Romney demonstrated his clear understanding of what is important to most Americans.
The question now becomes, what form will that help take? One assumes Barack Obama meant to help Americans by seeking to institute policies that advance his share the wealth agenda. Thats the problem with words like help, support, or phrases like restore America, American values or even Hope and Change. They mean different things to different people. Indeed they are by design sufficiently nebulous that anybody can read into them anything at all.
That is largely how Barack Obama got elected in 2008. Although he had a record that was crystal clear in demonstrating his leftist ideology, for the most part the mainstream media ignored it. As a result, many on the left (and in the middle) buried their heads and took Obamas promise of Hope and Change to mean whatever they wanted it to mean. They interpreted it that Barack Obama was going to implement policies that pursued their particular hopes, whatever they might have been. As anyone whos ever heard of a psychic reeling in a gullible customer with Theres something in your past that troubles you can tell you, Hope and Change was a recipe for disaster and disappointment. And the resulting policies were just that. As a result, thankfully, Barack Obama is going to be a one term president.
Mitt Romney will need to follow a different path, otherwise he will suffer the same fate. His will have to be a presidency of leadership; explicit and painful leadership at that. Given the coming taxageddon, a 60% higher national debt and a floundering economy, Romney will have to deliver a variety of painful medicines to Americans of all stripes. Here are five suggestions that would help Romney combat the current malaise and help resurrect American prosperity.
1. He should freeze federal spending at current levels. Cut programs, personnel and redistribute funds among departments, but dont increase spending by one single dime.
2. He should implement the Fair Tax. Absent that, he should immediately implement a 10% flat tax that applies to income, dividends and capital gains while eliminating all deductions, period. In addition, he should set a 20% corporate income tax.
3. He should roll over all federal debt into bonds with a minimum maturity of at least 10 years, with as much as possible into 30 year bonds.
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If we’re lucky, a conservative House and Senate will provide leaders (mirror image of Pelosi and Reid leading the lost boy), and Romney will be compelled to follow if he wants a list of accomplishments. That’s the main advantage of Romney over Obama - besides the fact that Romney doesn’t hate America or Americans - Romney might follow a conservative Congress, and Obama definitely will not.
Actually ran into someone today who said Romney shouldn’t be president because he is wealthy and white.
Obama would understand the suffering of the people better, he is a minority etc..
So disgusted people make a race/wealth argument about the president with all the serious issues we are facing
If you have to choose between being loved and being respected...
I remember when Reagan attempted to control the federal budget. They called it “Reaganomics” and it was blamed for EVERYTHING. When my son got his tonsils removed at a military hospital, I asked that he be given some jello to eat. The nurse replied that they didn’t have any because of “Reaganomics.” I just hope we at least have the CHANCE to hear that kind of blaming again.
[ Barring some unforeseen cataclysm, Mitt Romney will be the 45th president of the United States and the vote will likely not even be close ]
I wish I had this guy’s confidence.
Both candidates will probably garner something less than 50%
People who vote for President because they would like to see someone in the office who would make a good friend really should stay from used car salesmen......
Horse Hockey! Obama has never know the poverty of minorities in this country. He was raised, for the most part, by his white grandparents, in a solidly upper middle class lifestyle.
The Dem convention seems to be in lock-step that the economy can be built somehow by “targeting” the middle class.
Two questions: I wonder how many people actually consider themselves to be middle class? And...
How do you “build” a middle class with government policies that make employers and investors the declared enemies?
The contrasts between the Dem and Repub convention lists of speakers are stark. One group sends a hopeful, “can do” message, and the other seems to be angry and bitter, with a fatalist tone.
I’m not sure they’re winning at this stage, and Bill Clinton may turn out to be their worst choice to speak, IMHO.
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