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Why Mitt Romney Will Win
Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2012 | Linda Chavez

Posted on 11/02/2012 3:58:31 PM PDT by Kaslin

A few weeks ago, I wouldn't have made this prediction, but with only days to go before the election, I'm confident Mitt Romney will be the next president of the United States. My conviction has as much to do with my faith in the American people as it does my belief in Gov. Romney.

Don't get me wrong, I think Gov. Romney is exactly what we need to get the economy out of the mess it's in and will make a very good president. But what I'm really counting on Election Day is the common sense of Americans to recognize they made a bad bargain in 2008.

Barack Obama promised Hope and Change in 2008. Now he wants us to look Forward in 2012, which is just another way of saying 'don't look back on what I've accomplished -- or failed to -- in my first term.'

The two big accomplishments the president can point to over the last four years are a wholesale revision of the U.S. health system and the killing of Osama bin Laden. The first is highly unpopular with the American people, for good reason. It will degrade the overall quality of healthcare and make it more expensive for those who currently have coverage.

And his attempts to take credit for the second accomplishment has been more than a bit unseemly. From his first announcement of bin Laden's killing to his use of the issue on the campaign trail, he's always given himself the lion's share of the credit instead of the brave Navy Seals who risked their lives on the ground. He mentioned himself and his direct involvement five times in 11 lines of his address announcing the killing before he got to a single mention of the Seals' action. And it's been more of the same self-serving rhetoric on campaign stops.

But it's what President Obama hasn't accomplished in the last four years that will make the difference Nov. 6. Despite nearly a trillion dollar federal stimulus package, he's done nothing to bring back jobs to the U.S. economy. With at least one in twelve workers unemployed -- and a greater proportion if you count those who have had to accept part-time jobs at much lower pay -- virtually every voter is either personally affected or knows someone who is. They've given this president almost four years to fix it, and he hasn't.

It's true the president doesn't control the U.S. economy. But any administration and Congress can play a significant role in either depressing economic growth or encouraging it. And the president has done the first, not the latter.

He's made businesses wary of hiring new workers by imposing a costly new healthcare program on employers. He's increased red tape and threatened to raise taxes on small businesses that several analysts say will result in a loss of about 700,000 jobs. And he's denigrated the role of individuals in building their own businesses and promised to punish the most successful among them.

Most importantly, the president has run a campaign devoid of ideas except clever ways to attack his opponent. His operatives -- official and otherwise -- have consistently demonized Mitt Romney as heartless, greedy, and mean. It's wrong when fringe conservatives continue to raise questions about President Obama's birthplace -- but it's even worse when Democratic lawmakers and pro-Obama ads accuse Gov. Romney of causing a woman' death and cheating on his taxes.

As someone who lives in one battleground state and spends significant time in another, I've watched the campaign ad blitz for months. And while both campaigns have spent most of their time and money on negative ads, there's a marked difference in the substance: The Romney ads have attacked the president's record; the Obama ads have attacked the governor's character -- even his basic humanity.

But once most voters got their first real look at Gov. Romney, the Obama message simply didn't jibe with what they saw and heard, which is why the polls started trending toward Romney. The president's record, however, remains as abysmal today as it has over his entire term.

It may have taken voters awhile to figure this out -- they like the president personally and wanted to give him a chance to prove he deserved re-election. But he hasn't given a single, convincing reason why he should be, which is why I believe Americans will vote for genuine change Nov. 6.


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1 posted on 11/02/2012 3:58:34 PM PDT by Kaslin
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2 posted on 11/02/2012 4:02:55 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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As much as I pray that Romney wins, I hope it is razor thin close too.

I don’t know why I want this, but I think -on level- that I
would like to see the chaos that will ensue.

I think that I am disturbed. ...That’s what four years of
Ozero has done to me.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 4:13:45 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: Kaslin

No Friday “October Surprise” by the Dems? Not a good sign for them.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 4:14:28 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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Uh... because Hussein’s an idiot and a national disgrace and EVERY poll in the country says Romney will win...?


5 posted on 11/02/2012 4:17:57 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Of the versions I’ve seen, that’s the best! ;’)


6 posted on 11/02/2012 4:17:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

I just stole your graphic


7 posted on 11/02/2012 4:25:32 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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I found it on Sad Hills News’ site the link to it: http://sadhillnews.com/2012/10/22/trashing-obama


8 posted on 11/02/2012 4:30:13 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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Here’s my plan- ...On election night, find a DemoRAT election
party to attend, and slip in wearing a Zero tee with a
Romney tee underneath.

When the messiah gets up to give his bitter and trite
concession speech, I’ll whip off that vile zero tee and
start laughing maniacally...

Please start a “NeverForgetIsNeverMore” fund for my kid,
because I prolly won’t survive the run for the door.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 4:34:31 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

I hope that graphic isn’t prophetic. It’s stuck at 87%....


10 posted on 11/02/2012 5:04:15 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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It was from Oct. 22 so one could say 87% as of 10/22.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 5:46:25 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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It was from Oct. 22 so one could say 87% as of 10/22.

I can live with that :-)


12 posted on 11/02/2012 6:00:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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