Why Mitt Romney Is The Best Choice
Dear fellow Republican,
In 2008, while speaking to thousands of people at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado, then candidate Barack Obama said the following: “When you have no record to run on, you paint your opponent as someone to run from.” Ironically this statement by Obama four years ago was an exact description of what his entire reelection campaign strategy would be four years later.
President Obama has a record, but unfortunately for the country it isn’t a good one.
Our national economy grew more slowly this year than last year, and it grew more slowly last year than the year before. Twenty-three million of our fellow citizens are struggling to find work.
President Obama promised to cut the deficit in half in his first term, and instead the deficit has exceeded $1 trillion each year of his administration. As a presidential candidate in 2008, Obama referred to a $4 trillion national debt increase under President Bush as “unpatriotic” yet the debt under the Obama administration has swelled from $10 trillion to $16 trillion with planned future deficits over $20 trillion.
The Obama foreign policy is unraveling in real time on our television screens each day as major problems and uncertainty for the United States exist across the globe. The attack on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya left four Americans dead, and there are many troubling questions still unanswered. Iran is closer to a nuclear weapon now than they were four years ago, and there is no realistic plan to stop them. Our soldiers in Afghanistan now face increasing danger each day as the very troops trained by our forces have begun to turn on them.
We know our country is not better off now than we were four years ago, but more importantly, we know president Obama isn’t offering anything to make the next four years any better. The only thing he seems to be sure of is his laser-like focus on raising taxes, which is the last thing our fragile economy needs right now.
By contrast Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are both proven leaders who offer a new and better direction for the future. Instead of the Obama administration’s obsession with policies that increase the number of Americans on government assistance, Governor Romney has a detailed plan to strengthen the middle class and create jobs by empowering the individual and not the government.
Achieving energy independence, providing workers with the skills to succeed, improving our system of trade, reducing our deficit and supporting small business is the five-point plan a President Romney would begin to implement immediately upon taking office.
The day of financial reckoning is here for our country. We can no longer kick the proverbial can down the road. As Governor Romney said during a debate this fall, our standard for spending government money should be summarized by this question: “Is it important enough to borrow money from China to fund it?”
Americans face a very clear choice tomorrow. We can stay with the same policies of the past four years hoping for a different result, or we can give the the Romney-Ryan team a chance to give people more opportunity and control over their own destiny.
Chairman, Mississippi Republican Party