I usually don’t get into politics at all. In other words – or as I like to say – I wouldn’t know a poli-tick if I met it in the street. ;)
But after reading and hearing some of the hype the media is spreading around, I felt like it would only be fair to do one post on my own little “soapbox” (this blog) and share my thoughts on the subject of our upcoming presidential election.
The last presidential election between Obama and McCain happened when I was 17-and-three-quarters, just shy of my birthday in April, so I was too young to vote. This year, I’m 21, and I’ll be voting alongside my 18-year-old brother Mark at the polls in our first presidential election together… which is kind of neat, I think. :)
Looking at it from the point of view of a person who nearly never involves themselves in politics, and without all the political mumbo-jumbo, this is my opinion.
I wouldn’t vote for Obama if he paid me.
Conservative convictions aside, his record of the last four years alone is enough to send me running to any other available option. He’s jacked up our national debt by six trillion dollars- (that is more money than you can imagine…) -and our unemployment rate, sketchy as that is, is a whole lot higher than it was when he came into office. (Sketchy because that only measures people who are on unemployment funds, not the people who have an underpaid part-time job and are searching for work, or who have given up.) People are desperate for jobs.
Obama’s economic record is a disaster. He bailed out the auto industry instead of letting them make a healthy recovery on their own through bankruptcy and then restarting, and he dumped millions of dollars into ‘green energy’ companies that tanked. Companies that happened to be on the list of his campaign supporters.
I’m not even going to talk about his foreign affairs record, which is atrocious. His lies about the Benghazi tragedy are sufficient proof. He’s made America look weak and incompetent to other nations, including the ones harboring terrorists who want to kill us.
Lastly, as a person, I find it hard to respect him. He is disrespectful and disdainful of our military and has shrunk it since he became president, and his behavior in the last three presidential debates has been nothing short of inexcusable. I only heard him once half-thank Mitt Romney for being there, while Romney thanked him politely each time, before and after. Obama interrupted Romney countless times and talked on way longer than his time limits allowed on almost every occasion, besides throwing mud and trying to disparage Romney’s record and plans every chance he got.
Because he had nothing good to say for himself, besides vague, false statements like “We promised we’d do _____, and that’s what we’ve done.” NOT. When you have nothing good to promise about yourself, you try to make the other choice look worse. Which is exactly what the Obama campaign is doing with the derogatory “Romnesia” speeches. How rude.
Okay. I could go on, but I’m tired of talking about Obama. Let’s talk about Governor Mitt Romney.
Admittedly, I wasn’t a big Romney fan when he was running for president four years ago. I heard a lot about how he was pretty liberal in his views, and not much different than most of the democrats.
Romney looks a lot more promising to me this year, when you take a few things into account.
So to come to the point, here are my reasons for voting for Mitt Romney.
1. He’s a very moral person.
Romney is Mormon, and while I do not agree with his doctrinal beliefs, he has stuck with them even though it wasn’t popular. He has a high moral standard and believes that saddling future generations with unpayable debt is morally wrong.
2. He’s got a great plan.
Governor Romney consistently mentions his five-point plan. 1. Achieve energy independence. 2. Improve trading by opening new markets and cracking down on China. 3. Improving schools and education, and better retraining programs for unemployed workers. 4. Cut the deficit, reduce the size of the government (Wow!), and get the national debt under control. 5. Championing small business.
He plans to repeal Obamacare, instead of letting the government dictate where you can go for treatment and why you have to spend money you might not have on health insurance. He would improve the schools by giving vouchers so that the people can make their own choice where the government money is going… they could send their children to a better private school or christian school instead of an awful public school, for the same amount of money. He’s mentioned that schooling and teaching is the responsibility of the parents – which is exactly what I believe. GO HOMESCHOOLING! :D
Plainly, Romney has some excellent, well-thought-out plans for our nation.
3. He is an intelligent businessman.
Mitt Romney is wealthy because of one reason – he managed what God gave him in a responsible and well-planned way. This is an intelligent man – having graduated from Harvard University in the top third of his class. My dad told me he had an astonishingly good 3.7 grade average! For more information on his many business accomplishments, you can check out his Wikipedia page. His website might also be interesting for you to read.
This is a man who knows how to manage a business. He would be the best man to help out America’s small businesses. And wouldn’t it be great to have a capable hand on our country’s finances? When you know how business works, you have the ability to make it strong and healthy. Mitt Romney isn’t joking when he says he knows how to create jobs. I’d love to see him get a chance to do it.
Let’s all go out there on November 6 and VOTE! Our voices need to be heard. :D