For those of us talking to friends about why Mitt over Obama, I thought I’d compile a few talking points:
1. National Debt.
–Obama has significantly added to our now $16 trillion in national debt and has had over $1 trillion in deficits in each of his four years, after promises to cut deficit in half. Obama still has no plan, unless you count the glossy photo brochure with re-tread unfulfilled promises from 2008. Romney / Ryan do have a plan.
–Mitt has been a model of bi-partisanship, which will be needed to reduce the deficit. Obama has blamed a GOP Congress for his failures.
3. Mitt’s a Model of Success.
–Mitt’s business, personal and government life are models of success. He’s actually done what Obama has promised: balanced budgets, turned broken enterprises around. Obama can’t seem to get past his own pride.
4. Four More Years?
–We have experienced 4 years of Obama. To expect better the 2d term is, by definition, insane. He knows he can’t change Washington from the outside.
5. Historically Low Employment.
–3.5 years of unemployment over 8%. If people hadn’t left workforce unemployment today would be over 10%.
6. Obama’s Work Ethic.
–Obama seems to show up about half the time (famously missing security briefings, unbelievable number of golf games). Mitt is already preparing just in case he wins the election, so he’ll be ready to hit the ground running.
–This is our last chance to unwind Obamacare. Otherwise all the taxes, future healthcare rationing, lack of doctors and other problems will be permanent.
8. Supreme Court.
–Between 2 and 3 Supreme Court justices are likely to retire during the next 4 years, a liberal, a conservative and a swing justice. The next president will likely stack the court for a generation, either right or left.
9. Mitt Has a Plan.
–Mitt has a 5 point plan for economic success, Obama only attacks Mitt; does not have a real plan. Mitt’s plan: expand energy, build workers’ skills, cut deficit, focus on small business, promote fair trade. Obama’s: raise taxes, keep spending.
10. Stuff Obama Says (Odd Priorities; Egotism).
–Stuff Obama says: 4 deaths in Libya were a “bump in the road.” “If you have a small business, you didn’t build that.” Conservatives cling to guns and religion. He tells the Des Moines Register he has a plan to deal with immigration but wants to keep it off the record. Telling the Russian president he’ll have more flexibility when he doesn’t face re-election. I could go on.
11. Newspaper Endorsements.
–Reno Gazette Journal and a slew of other papers just endorsed Mitt.
12. Weak Foreign Policy.
–Obama’s foreign policy isn’t working; projecting an image of weakness has invited attack. First US ambassador to be killed in 30 years after security assistance was requested; the White House was alerted but did nothing while a drone watched. Stories out of the administration were inconsistent for weeks.
13. Twelve Million Jobs.
–Mitt has promised to create 12 million jobs in his first term.
14. President Biden?
–If anything happens to Obama, Joe Biden would be president.
I know there are others. My imagination tends to wane in the wee hours of the night. Add to comments what your talking points are…