By Doug Stevens
Thanks to my friends at MRC, I now receive tweets and posts in Facebook from a number of dedicated Romney supporters. Over the last two weeks, I have found myself telling others about some of the more powerful and impressive narratives. Since we are in such an interactive and collaborative world, I thought it might be useful to start a weekly post in MCR that would draw from our collective readership on what has moved us during the prior seven days. I want to divide the posts into two categories, those that give us a clearer picture of Obama and those that give us a clearer view of the campaign message of Governor Romney.
My top and most weighty post on vetting Obama was a post by Real Clear Politics prior to the release of Bob Woodward’s book, “The Price of Leadership.” In the article by Richard Klein, he reports on the interview Bob Woodward had with Diane Sawyer about his book. He summarized the debt negotiation in 2010. In the post, Woodward talks about the ‘divided-man quality’ of President Obama. He initially started out talking to Republican leaders, but in the end used his presidential win as the justification to doing it his way when the positions became divided. This kind of ‘gap in leadership’ according to Woodward, resulted in a missed opportunity. He also stated that “You know there’s one quality a president needs — it’s stamina.” We need a president that is engaged in all the details of the executive branch, and is willing to see through difficult deliberations. We will certainly have that if Governor Romney is elected President in November.
My second post on vetting Obama was a post on his apparent disinterest in the Presidential Daily Briefings (PDB). In a post by Marc A. Theissen in the Washington Post, he gives the statistics on Obama’s attendance at the PDB during the last two years. I would think that this is the essence of staying on top of world events. His predecessor, George W. Bush, rarely missed a PDB in eight years. It was also reported that Mr. Obama had not attended PDB when the Arab world erupted last week. How can he wield the reins of government if he is disinterested in the details of the world condition? We will certainly not have that kind of leader in Governor Romney.
I had two that moved me on Romney’s campaign strategy and positions. The first is the so-called single sentence on Obamacare by Dr. Barbara Bellar posted in Hot Air.
My last post for your review is a video in Real Clear Politics on September 10th by Charles Krauthammer. I have for years been highly impressed by his rock solid reasoning and his ability to provide such a real perspective on current issues. This one nails it for me.
You can reach my on Twitter at @lndougstevens or on Facebook (Doug Stevens). Please forward me your favorites. Let’s get the truth out to the nation on why Governor Romney is the best candidate for our highest office in this generation.
Mr. Stevens lives in Laguna Niguel, CA with his wife Susan. He has over 30 years of sales, sales management, marketing and business development experience. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from University of Utah and earned a Masters of Arts in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles.