Comedian Dennis Miller Supports Romney: “He’s a Good Man”

Dennis Miller

Comedian Dennis Miller knows what we know…

Mitt Romney has led an exemplary life and, much to the chagrin of Team Obama, IS A VERY GOOD MAN:

Romney Press Office:

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced the support of political commentator and television and radio personality Dennis Miller.

Dennis Miller is a funny guy, but he understands that the challenges facing our nation are no laughing matter, said Mitt Romney. “We’ve both traveled across America, and we’ve seen hardship in many different forms. Whether it’s the family that can’t pay the mortgage, the unemployed worker who can’t find a job, or the kids graduating from college with no prospects for a career, too many people are hurting. This country needs a turnaround, one that I can deliver. As I travel around the country explaining my plan for a stronger middle class, I am happy to have Dennis Miller on my team.”

I’ll be voting for Mitt Romney on November 6th because he is a good man perfectly suited to help solve our many problems,” said Dennis Miller. “Let’s be honest with each other, folks. If we’ve reached a time in our nation’s history where men like Romney are demonized and said to be the problem, we are missing the point as badly as the point can be missed. The punditry always says that Romney ‘looks’ Presidential. Here’s what they don’t tell you. It has little if anything to do with his appearance and absolutely everything to do with the way he has led his life. Vote Romney-Ryan.”

Background On Dennis Miller:

Dennis Miller is a political commentator and television and radio personality. He began his career on Saturday Night live in 1985 and later hosted a string of talk show programs. Miller currently hosts a daily, three-hour, self-titled talk radio program, nationally syndicated by Dial Global and is a regular political commentator on The O’Reilly Factor.

Had to throw in a few Millerisms:

Why is electricity so expensive these days? Why does it cost so much for something I can make with a balloon and my hair?

You’ve got bad eating habits if you use a grocery cart in 7-Eleven.

Washington, DC is to lying what Wisconsin is to cheese.


The day before the second presidential debate (Oct 15, 2012) Miller asked what I’ve been asking. Why, in all fairness, shouldn’t one in four of the debates be moderated by someone from FOX News?

  • Listen to his radio podcast ‘The Crowley Conundrum‘.

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  • Candy’s Sugar-Coated Bias: Interrupts Romney 28 Times At Debate, Obama Just 9

    Photo – Win McNamee/Getty

    More on Candy’s handy-dandy preference for Obama…

    William Bigelow from Breitbart reveals more facts about debate moderator Candy Crowley’s thinly-veiled preference for Barack Obama at last night’s presidential debate in Hempstead, New York:

    CROWLEY INTERRUPTS ROMNEY 28 TIMES, OBAMA JUST 9

    Candy Crowley, who was suspected of being one more liberal moderator in the tank for Barack Obama, was more than just in the tank for him; she dove in and sucked all the water out for him so he could pretend he walked on water.

    In the first presidential debate, Jim Lehrer, no slouch at shilling for the Democratic Party, interrupted Mitt Romney 15 times and Barack Obama only five.

    Crowley made Lehrer look like an amateur. She interrupted Obama nine times, (although four of those were when he wouldn’t respect the time limit when discussing assault weapons; he went over his time limit all night long), but when it came to Mitt Romney, she was utterly beyond the pale.

    Crowley interrupted Romney 28 times. 28 times. Her desperation to keep Romney from scoring points was so patently obvious that it wasn’t really a surprise when she had her infamous moment: the moment when she interrupted and falsely claimed Romney was incorrect in accusing Obama of refusing to call the Benghazi attack an act of terror.

    Bigelow then outlines specific instances, beyond the interruptions, where Crowley’s “obvious partisanship prompted her to treat Romney with great disrespect.” He includes Obama’s lie about the auto industry, gas prices being the new normal, Crowley’s ‘terror- Libya’ interruption, Romney’s statistics, OBAMA’S PENSION INVESTING IN CHINA, ‘fast and furious’ and more. She was the third debater at the debate.

    Bigelow concludes:

    The fact that Obama escaped all night long by lie after lie didn’t seem to disturb Crowley in the slightest. She had her shadowy agenda, and she stuck to it fiercely. Now it is our job to throw her out into the sun where every American can see exactly how dirty she is.

    DO read the entire article here.

    Keep in mind Crowley also gave Obama a full 3 minutes and 14 seconds more speaking time than Romney. That’s huge.

    Candy sugar-coated the debate for Obama.

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    Presidential Debate #2: Crowley Butts In, Backs Off, Luntz Focus Group Liked Romney

    Taking a cue from the Biden playbook, Barack Obama pulls a face and acts like he’s going to spring from his chair as Mitt Romney makes a point at the presidential debate held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY on Oct 16, 2012. (photographer unknown)

    The presidential debate action at Hempstead, New York, is in the can…

    There were tense moments.

    Pundits and politicians will be talking for days about the ‘terrorism’ Libya moment – the one where Obama water carrier moderator Candy CNN Crowley interrupted Mitt Romney to side with Obama by injecting her jaw-dropping version of fact-checker. Cutting off the Governor, she sided with the President on remarks he claimed he made in the Rose Garden the day after the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Obama said he labeled the attacks as “terror” right away. After the Crowley butt-in, Obama then called from way back on his stool for Crowley to repeat her “fact” louder. Turns out, Obama and Crowley have nothing to crow about:

    Democratic strategist Joe Trippi later said on FOX News that it looked like “the ref just threw the flag.”

    After the debate, Crowley, who repeatedly cut Romney off, and when all was said and done, bequeathed Obama with 3 minutes and 14 seconds more speaking time than the Governor, tried to back off. She conceded that Romney was “right in the main.”

    There’s so much I want to say about Ms. Crowley’s moderating, but I’ll constrain myself and just say she made a disgusting hash of it.

    Someone else agrees with me:


    After the debate, Frank Luntz (FOX News) conducted a focus group in Nevada of mostly former Obama voters. Romney impressed them. Here is Part 1:


    Luntz began the discussion by asking participants for a word or phrase to describe Romney’s performance:

    Forceful, presidential.”

    Confident and realistic.”

    Presidential.”

    Presidential and enthusiastic.”

    Our next president.”

    Dynamo! Winner.”

    Knowledgeable and sincere.”

    Steady and articulate.”

    Part 2 may be viewed here.

    The 82 voters in the town hall setting were chosen by Gallup and Candy Crowley selected the questions. Romney walked into a stacked game but didn’t back down. Voters saw him as someone with strength, leadership, and a common-sense plan to move America forward. Obama was aggressive, pulled a few Biden-style faces, did a lot of bluffing, and threw in some blaming. He offered NO plan.

    No wonder Independent swing-voters like Mitt Romney.

    If you missed the fireworks, click here to watch the entire debate.

    Women Alert: Obama Stealing Their Children’s Future, Romney Will Save It

    (photographer unknown)

    SHOCK!

    HORROR…

    for the Obama campaign.

    Women are coming out in droves to support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan!

    Just last month Obama was favored by women by 18 points over Romney.

    Yesterday, Gallup polling showed a virtual tie between the two candidates among female voters in battleground states:

    Romney – 48%

    Obama – 49%

    Recent polling from Pew shows a tie with 47% of women preferring Romney and 47% for Obama.

    What caused the dramatic change?

    For the first time in this presidential campaign, 70 million Americans were able to see Romney WITHOUT MEDIA FILTER at the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado. Women did not see the monster Obama and his minions have spent millions to portray. What they did see was someone who DID understand their worries and concerns. Romney related to them. They saw a true, competent, understanding leader with decisive plans to improve America, their lives, and with plans to stop the mountain of debt that will be foisted upon their children.

    Good news:

    9:06PM EDT October 15, 2012 – WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney leads President Obama by four percentage points among likely voters in the nation’s top battlegrounds, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, and he has growing enthusiasm among women to thank.

    As the presidential campaign heads into its final weeks, the survey of voters in 12 crucial swing states finds female voters much more engaged in the election and increasingly concerned about the deficit and debt issues that favor Romney. The Republican nominee has pulled within one point of the president among women who are likely voters, 48%-49%, and leads by 8 points among men.

    Team Obama today had a hissy fit out about left-leaning Gallup’s findings and tried to discredit the numbers. Richard Eichenberg, a Tufts University political scientist who is studying gender differences in state-level polling with Elizabeth Robinson, explains why:

    “Romney’s improved standing among female voters is likely to cause major consternation among Obama supporters. If Mr. Romney has tied President Obama among women in swing states, then he has likely taken a step toward winning the election.”

    (photographer unknown)

    Obama’s false meme of a Republican War on Women? Romney has proven that FALSE. He cares deeply about the challenges women face and America’s children. Romney is closing the gender gap.

    At tonight’s second presidential debate, expect to hear desperate droning from Obama on abortion and contraception.

    Women are awakening to the fact Obama that Obama is stealing their children’s future. They are learning that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan can pull America back from the brink and save the American Dream for their progeny.

    Bring it home for us tonight, Governor Romney!

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    Ross Perot Endorses Romney: “WE CAN’T AFFORD OBAMA”

    “The fact is the United States is on an unsustainable course,” states Ross Perot in his op-ed today in the Des Moines Register endorsing Mitt Romney. (Photo – Michael Mulvey/USA Today)

    In today’s Des Moines Register, legendary Texas businessman H. Ross Perot Sr., who twice ran for President himself as an Independent candidate in 1992 and 1996, published his hearty endorsement of Governor Mitt Romney for President of the United States:

    We Can’t Afford Obama

    Our country faces a momentous choice. The fact is the United States is on an unsustainable course. At stake is nothing less than our position in the world, our standard of living at home and our constitutional freedoms.

    That is why I am endorsing Mitt Romney for president. We can’t afford four more years in which debt mushrooms out of control, our government grows and our military is weakened.

    For the past four years, we have squandered one opportunity after the next to turn things around. The longer we delay acting, the steeper the price we will have to pay.

    Let’s look at the country as it is now.

    The American economy is stagnant. Economic growth is insufficient to create enough jobs for a country whose population is growing. The result is unemployment stuck over 8 percent for every single month of Barack Obama’s presidency. We have 23 million Americans who are looking for work and either can’t find a full-time job, can’t find a job at all, or who have given up looking. That is wrong. It’s not the way America ought to be.

    At the same time, and not unrelated, is the extraordinary explosion of federal deficits and federal debt. In the last four years during Obama’s presidency, he’s added around $5 trillion to our national debt, more than any previous president. This was accomplished by successive federal budgets that each ran deficits exceeding $1 trillion a year. It is this massive deficit spending that threatens to undermine our future standard of living. To pay for our government’s massive debts, Washington’s profligacy, our children and grandchildren will be paying interest and principal on the nation’s debt for untold years into the future. That is wrong. It’s not the way America ought to be.

    Even as we have engaged in runaway domestic spending, the country has been put on the path to massive cuts in the defense budget. President Obama’s own Secretary of Defense has called the proposed cuts “devastating” to our nation’s security. History teaches that the price of military weakness always exceeds the price of preparedness. And yet at a moment when turbulence is sweeping critical regions of the world, we are increasingly unprepared. That is wrong. It’s not the way America ought to be.

    It is for these reasons that I am endorsing Mitt Romney. He has spent most of his career in the private sector. He understands how jobs are created. He understands how government can get in the way of that process. As a president, he would do what this administration has been unable to do, which is reform our federal government, pare it back, and — most critically — keep it from acting as a brake on economic growth.

    Equally important, as a governor, Mitt Romney balanced the budget of his state for four straight years without raising taxes. Writing in all caps is called shouting, and that fact is something that deserves to be shouted from the rooftops. I should add that Gov. Romney accomplished this feat while working with a legislature that was overwhelmingly under the control of the Democratic Party in one of the most liberal states in the country. In short, although he is a rock-solid conservative, he knows how to reach across the aisle and make common cause with those with whom he disagrees.

    These are leadership qualities that are sorely needed in Washington today. President Obama promised a great deal. He has had his chance. The results are visible for all to see. It is time for a new beginning. It is time for Mitt Romney.

    (image and emphasis added)

    An anti-Obama political sign is posted along the main street in Hillsboro, Va., near Leesburg.
    (Photo – Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)



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    ‘Romney For President’ Announces Coalition: Sportsmen for Romney

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stands with his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., during a campaign rally Sept. 25, 2012 in Vandalia, Ohio. They’ve just been endorsed by a group of sportsmen and women, conservationists, and outdoor enthusiasts. (Photo – AP)

    Support continues to burgeon for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan…

    Romney for President‘today announced its Sportsmen for Romney coalition. Sportsmen and women from across the country, along with the recent endorsement from the National Rifle Association, are showing that Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan have strong and growing support among America’s conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts.

    I am grateful to have the support of so many great Americans who have chosen to be a part of Sportsmen for Romney,” said Mitt Romney. “The wealth of this nation is not only in our industries and our businesses. We are blessed with great natural beauty as well. It is the sportsmen and women of America who keep safe that natural wealth for this generation and many more to come. Hunters, fishermen, sports-shooters, and outdoor enthusiasts not only create millions of jobs and pump billions of dollars into our economy, they stand on the forefront of defending our Second Amendment rights and protecting the natural wonder of our nation. If I am fortunate enough to become president, they will have a friend in the White House.”

    This economic downturn is affecting people and communities at every level,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing and a world-renowned big game hunter and conservationist. “We see across America that people don’t have the discretionary income they used to. People are suffering and they need a change. I know something about leadership, and I know something about running a business. When I look at Mitt Romney, I see a man who is not only a leader, but one who understands what we need to get this economy back on track. That’s why he has my support.”

    Mitt Romney has a proven track record of turning around dysfunctional enterprises,” said five-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode. “For me, his greatest accomplishment remains his successful effort to save the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Governor Romney took the Games from scandal to glory, and he did so in the shadow of 9/11, at a time when every American needed something to rally around and something to believe in. Today we face similar challenges. Our economy is hurting, and the American people are looking for someone to lead us back to prosperity. Mitt Romney is that man. We have a choice in this election. We can have another four years like the last four. Or we can join Mitt Romney, turn a corner, and head down a new path. I’m with Mitt, and I hope people across this country will join me.”

    Everyone knows that Mitt Romney is a world class businessman who knows how to create the jobs we need in this country,” said conservationist Rob Keck. “What many people do not know is that Governor Romney is also committed to conservation and understands the role that hunters and sportsmen and women play in conservation. He won’t let the federal government continue to place limits on this critical sector of our economy, and he will restore the prosperity that allows so many Americans to enjoy the natural wonders of our country. I am proud to give him my support.”

    National Honorary Chairman
    Rep. Paul Ryan

    National Co-Chairs
    Johnny Morris, Internationally Renowned Conservationist
    Wade Boggs, Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player
    Kimberly “Kim” Rhode, Five-time Olympic Medalist
    Melissa Simpson, Safari Club International
    Richard Childress, Richard Childress Racing
    Jeff Foxworthy, Entertainer

    David Dlubak, owner of Ithaca Gun Company, presents GOP VP candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., with a special edition Romney/Ryan Ithaca shotgun before Ryan delivers keynote address to the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance annual banquet in Columbus, Ohio. A Romney/Ryan logo was engraved on the stock of the gun. Sept 30, 2012 (Photo – AP)

    National Honorary Co-Chairs (Check out these names; it’s a long list!)

    Gov. Scott Walker
    Gov. Bobby Jindal
    Gov. Sean Parnell
    Gov. Rick Perry
    Gov. Matt Mead
    Gov. Butch Otter
    Gov. Dennis Daugaard
    Gov. Terry Branstad
    Sen. Jerry Moran (KS)
    Rep. Robert Latta (OH)
    Sen. Jim Risch (ID)
    Sen. John Thune (SD)
    Rep. Jeff Miller (FL)
    Rep. Rob Wittman(VA)
    Sen. Rob Portman (OH)
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (AL)
    Rep. Mike Rogers (AL)

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK)

    Close-up look at shotgun presented to Paul Ryan by David Blubak, owner of Ithaca Gun Co, at U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance annual banquet in Columbus, OH. Sept 30, 2012. Click on image to enlarge. (Photo – AP)

    Rep. Don Young (AK)
    Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ)
    Sen. John Boozman (AR)
    Rep. Tim Griffin (AR)
    Rep. Jeff Denham (CA)
    Rep. Wally Herger (CA)
    Rep. Gary Miller (CA)
    Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO)
    Rep. Scott Tipton (CO)
    Rep. Sandy Adams (FL)
    Rep. Dennis Ross (FL)
    Rep. James (Austin) Scott (GA)
    Sen. Mike Crapo (ID)
    Rep. Raul Labrador (ID)
    Rep. Mike Pompeo (KS)
    Rep. Harold Rogers (KY)
    Sen. David Vitter (LA)
    Rep. Rodney Alexander (LA)
    Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (LA)
    Rep. Bill Cassidy (LA)
    Rep. Jeff Landry (LA)
    Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME)
    Rep. Dan Benishek (MI)
    Rep. Dave Camp (MI)
    Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI)
    Rep. Mike Rogers (MI)
    Rep.Tim Walberg (MI)
    Sen. Thad Cochran (MS)
    Sen. Roger Wicker (MS)
    Rep. Steven Palazzo (MS)
    Rep. Sam Graves (MO)
    Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (NE)

    There’s more!

    Amid Autumn’s Heated Campaign, Do Romney/Ryan Families Find Time to Chill?

    With the Romney’s attending church today in Belmont, MA and the Governor spending time preparing for Tuesday’s presidential debate, I thought it might be relaxing for Romney/Ryan supporters to look back on the week. Let’s see if the Romney and Ryan families are finding time amid the heated campaign to enjoy October, a bit of Mother Nature’s beauty, and just chill…

    Kick off your shoes and take your time.

    Here’s an autumn Romney/Ryan photo essay

    With cold rain falling in sheets, Governor Mitt Romney rallied stalwart supporters at a campaign event in Newport News, Virginia. Oct 8, 2012 (photographer unknown)


    The chill in the air didn’t stop the crowd from coming to see GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaign amid the hay bales in Van Meter, Iowa. Oct 9, 2012 (Photo – Evan Vucci/AP)


    GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and wife Janna size up pumpkins for just the right jack-o-lantern at the Apple Holler Pumpkin Patch in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Oct 7, 2012 (Photo – Mary Altaffer/AP)


    October 11, 2012 – Ann Romney writes, “Bought Craig some vanilla fudge at Kilwins in Sarasota today. Can you believe he doesn’t like chocolate?!” (photographer unknown)


    Janna Ryan (left) watches as her husband, Paul Ryan helps his daughter, Liza, dip a caramel apple. Ryan’s other children, Charlie and Sam, eagerly await their turn. (Photo – Mary Altaffer/AP)


    Paul Ryan indulges in a fall rite of passage – the tailgate party! He’s pictured loading his plate at the Bowling green University vs Miami University of Ohio football game in Ohio. Oct 13, 2012 (Photo – Mary Altaffer/AP)


    Paul Ryan makes a toss in a game with son Charlie before a football game at Doyt Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio. Oct 13, 2012 (Photo – Sentinel-Tribune, Enoch Wu/AP)


    Ann Romney, bundled up to stay warm, took a detour on the way from Hudsonville, Michigan to the Detroit suburb of Franklin to visit the Peanut Shop in downtown Lansing. She bought some trick-or-treat goodies including cashews and cinnamon almonds she said were Mitt’s favorite. She also picked up some ‘sour jelly pumpkins’ for the grandchildren. Yum! The Detroit News quoted her saying “I love it here.” Oct 12, 2012 (Photo – AP)


    At The Peanut Shop in Lansing, Michigan, Ann Romney takes time to greet sisters Jenna, left, whom she wished a happy 4th birthday, and Audrey Carrier. Oct 12, 2012 (Photo Dale G. Young/The Detroit News)

    Did you happen to see Ann co-host on Good Morning America last week?

    Standing in front of a backdrop of straw bales, pumpkins, and a tractor, Ann Romney speaks with supporters at the Franklin Cider Mill in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She spent the day campaigning through the state. (Photo – Charles V. Tines/The Detroit News)

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    #comMITTed: Colorado Newspaper Pueblo Chieftain: “It’s ROMNEY”

    The editorial board at Pueblo Chieftain, a print and online news source for the southern portion of swing-state Colorado, today endorsed Mitt Romney.

    Excerpts:

    It’s Romney

    We didn’t endorse Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy four years ago, but after he was elected we congratulated him on his victory and expressed our desire that his presidency would be successful.

    But soon after his inauguration, it became clear that his talk of “post-partisanship” and governmental transparency was just that: talk.

    There has to be a better way, and Mitt Romney is pointing to that way. He has outlined a pro-growth package of initiatives that can get this country humming again.

    Here, in a nutshell, are the five basic elements of that package:

    Cut the federal deficit by reducing federal spending below 20 percent of GDP. “You’re not going to get entrepreneurs to go out and start an enterprise . . . unless they realize we’re not headed to Greece.”

    Champion small business by cutting taxes and regulations, and by overturning ObamaCare. “We need small business to grow. . . . Small businesses have been crushed these past four years.”

    Then there are the looming crises of Medicare and Social Security. Even Vice President Biden admitted Thursday night they can be sustainable only into the foreseeable future.

    Gov. Romney, along with vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, has charted a course to protect current and soon-to-be retirees with full benefits, while restructuring how those two programs can be financed without breaking the budget.

    In short, seniors or soon-to-be seniors can rest assured a President Romney won’t pull the rug out from beneath them.

    And that’s why we urge our fellow Americans to elect Mitt Romney the 45th president of the United States of America.

    (emphasis/image added)

    Read the full endorsement here.

    Are you comMITTed?



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    Cartoon of the Day: Biden, What Are You Smiling At?

    Cartoon of the Day

    “Joe, what are you smiling at?”

    By Michael Ramirez – Oct 13, 2012


    After the V.P. debate, Joe Biden may have resuscitated a puff of reelection fire for Democrats, but fat lot of good he did for himself.

    Batty Biden’s histrionic hokey debate performance will go down in the annals of history where he’ll have the official distinction as ‘Loon of the Liberals’.

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    #comMITTed: Colorado Springs Mayor re Romney: “We were watching a president”


    24 days until the election…

    Readers, I hope every single one of you are comMITTed to doing everything humanly possible to ensure a victory on November 6th for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Earlier this week, MRC launched a comMITTed final-days push to help shine the spotlight on what more can be done in swing states.

    Here’s today’s news from The Centennial State, the great western state of COLORADO…

    September 23, 2012 – Mitt Romney is greeted by enthusiastic supporters as he takes the stage at a campaign rally in Denver, Colorado. Click on image to enlarge. (Photo – Brian Snyder/Reuters)

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach wrote a guest column yesterday which was published in Colorado Springs’ The Gazette:

    Romney is a study in leadership our country needs

    With only a few weeks left until election day, voters are finally tuning in to the presidential election and taking the time to learn about the vision each candidate has for our nation’s future. It’s a big choice indeed, and nowhere has that choice been made clearer than in the recent debates — including the one that took place in Colorado last week.

    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both came into the night with something to prove. President Obama needed to explain why his policies have not succeeded in turning around the economy, and why the voters should believe that he can accomplish in the next four years what he hasn’t accomplished in the last four. Romney also had a challenge. The American people take removing a sitting president very seriously, and if Romney wants our votes, he had to present a concrete plan to end this seemingly endless economic downturn and get Americans back to work.

    As it turns out, that night was a microcosm of everything that has been wrong with the Obama presidency. President Obama was inconsistent and unfocused. He was high on rhetoric and low on specifics. He had little in the way of plans, and little in the way of explanation for why his policies haven’t worked over the last four years. And time and time again, President Obama’s platitudes were empty and lacking in substance.

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach
    (Photo – Mark Reis/ The Gazette)
    Click on image to enlarge.

    The President wants to create jobs. That’s terrific. But he didn’t provide a plan to lower Colorado Springs’ 9.5 percent unemployment rate besides more taxes and more government spending we can’t afford. Romney provided a very different take. If you want to help business, you need to reduce costs for those businesses. Mitt Romney has explained several ways he will do that. He will cut the cost of energy by opening up the incalculable resources we have here in America. We are in the midst of a natural gas revolution. Untapped oil resources are off our shores and waiting in Canada for the completion of the Keystone Pipeline. We need to explore those resources in an environmentally sound way that will produce millions of jobs and pump billions into our economy.

    Governor Romney also told us how he will reduce burdensome regulations — including Obamacare — that add thousands upon thousands of dollars of costs on top of businesses, killing jobs and crushing growth. He’ll cut taxes on small businesses, allowing them to reinvest in their enterprises. He will put creating jobs for the American people first. That will be his priority. That will be his legacy.

    In contrast, President Obama’s policies have slowed our economy’s recovery, and his reckless spending habits have saddled our children and grandchildren with another $5.5 trillion in debt. A second term will send our national debt soaring to $20 trillion. Meanwhile, the only part of the budget President Obama seems all too willing to cut has been funding for defense and for our military, threatening some 20,000 Colorado jobs.

    There was a moment that night in Denver that was particularly telling. The candidates were given a question about their theory of the role of government. President Obama began, giving a rambling answer about government programs and the new spending he thought the country needed to get back on track.

    Governor Romney turned and pointed to the words on the wall behind him. They were from the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Then he talked about America. He talked about dreams and goals deferred in a nation that is thirsting for a real recovery, one that lets them pursue happiness in their own way. In that moment, we weren’t watching another politician or a bureaucrat.

    We were watching a president.

    (emphasis added)

    Remember the raging wildfires in Colorado this summer? Mayor Steve Bach is pictured speaking to the news media near the site of the Waldo Canyon fire on June 28, 2012 in Colorado Springs. (photographer unknown)

    The Hill’s Jonathan Easley today summarizes the poll tightening effect Governor Romney’s overwhelming debate victory is having on battleground states. Here’s what he writes about Colorado:

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