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Romney is the competent guy

Published 5:55am Sunday, November 4, 2012

With just days to go before the 2012 elections, should it be anything but expected at this point that the only thing coming out of the various Democratic candidate campaigns is more of the same blame game and scare tactic approach to politicking? I’d like to believe we should expect more, but, sadly, once again the campaign strategy of the left appears to be to play to the lowest common denominator of voter. It should not be lost on anyone that President Obama’s own words from his 2008 presidential nomination speech where he said, “If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from” have now come back to bite him; and the rest of his party which has followed suit in 2012 by hoping we are all too ignorant to notice their party’s dismal record these last four years.

Twenty-three million Americans are out of work or have stopped looking for work in this country. We have 47 million Americans on food stamps. Economic growth this year is slower than last year, and last year slower than the year before. Fifteen percent of Americans are in poverty: Americans! Add to this the-now $16 trillion debt, compared to the roughly $10 trillion that the president inherited, almost as much debt as all 43 previous presidents combined. To quote, President Obama one last time, “What you won’t hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics … that sees our opponents not as competitors to challenge but enemies to demonize.” I expect this is the Democrat’s strategy going “forward.” You tried the popular guy. It’s time we elect the competent guy. Elect Gov. Mitt Romney as president.

 

Thom Moffitt

Albert Lea