Top 3 Reasons Why I’m Voting for Mitt Romney

It may surprise many of you, but I voted for Obama in 2008. This time around, I am voting for Mitt Romney, and here’s why:

#1 - Obama’s slim list of accomplishments -  After his first term in office, Obama can tout a very sparse list of successes.  We had all expected, and he promised, so much more. Yes, he bailed out General Motors and Chrysler, and we are all glad to see those companies doing better, but those companies make up less than 1 percent of the United States’ total economic activity. The vast majority of the U.S. economy continues to languish in the doldrums of the slowest recovery ever. 

If Obama wants to really help the auto industry, he needs to lift the rest of America out of its economic slump so that more people have the money to buy cars. Also, one of the best ways to help the auto industry is to be more tough with cheaters like China who game the system in order to sell cheaper goods than American companies. Everyone knows China is cheating on trade and that they are a “currency manipulator,” but Obama has refused to take a hard line against them. Mitt Romney has promised to label China a “currency manipulator” on the first day in office.

#2 - Mitt Romney is a man with a particular set of skills that are needed so badly in America today. This is a man who has spent his entire career turning around troubled enterprises, from small businesses to large businesses to the Olympics. And America needs a turnaround! 

Today, fewer children believe that they will be better off than their parents than at any time in our history. Americans all over the country have began accepting “the new normal”  of low job opportunities, declining incomes, and a weaker America abroad. That is a sad commentary on the state of the American Dream.

Politicians and economists are already talking about a “post-American world,” an America in decline much the same way England, Spain, and Rome all rose and fell from power throughout history. They believe America’s days of power are numbered. I can’t accept that way of thinking. I want to believe America’s brightest days are yet ahead.

As far as particular skills that Romney has, I think nobody knows better than him how to champion small businesses and help them grow. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and that was Romney’s career for 25 years. I also think that Romney will be able to use his knowledge of business  organization to streamline government by consolidating departments and getting rid of duplicate and wasteful spending. Romney knows how to make organizations much more cost efficient while preserving the programs that Americans depend on. 

#3- Obama’s Benghazi-gate - In regard to the terrorist attack last month in Libya that murdered our ambassador, we now know enough to make a judgement call on Obama’s actions. We now know that the ambassador had requested increased security multiple times before the attack but was denied each time. In fact, the Obama administration ended up reducing security at the embassy one month before the attack. 

We also know that Obama refused to act in order to save those at the embassy while the attack was taking place. In fact, three different requests for aid were denied during the attack. Planes in Italy were just an hour away and could have been deployed at a moments notice during the attack which lasted over seven hours. But Obama, fearing another “Black Hawk Down” episode, did nothing.

We also know that the Obama administration’s first explanation as to why the attacks occured (namely, an anti-Muslim video and a “spontaneous protest” to that video) have been proven demonstrably false. It took Obama two weeks before he admitted that the cause of the attack was terrorism, and not the anti-Muslim video he had initially cited. We know that a terrorist organization claimed credit for the attack just hours after the initial attack and that the Obama administration was aware of the terrorist group’s announcement. In summary, we know that Obama tried to cover-up his irresponsible, reckless and naive actions in order to help his chances to get re-elected. I know “cover-up” is a strong word, but in this case the evidence is overwhelming. If there is one thing American’s expect and deserve, it is that we expect our President to tell us the truth, even when the truth is hard.

Are such actions fitting of our Commander-in-Chief? The terrorist attack in Benghazi Libya last month was the first time an American ambassador has been murdered in over 30 years. At one point in time, killing an ambassador was just cause for declaring war. But our ambassador wasn’t just murdered, he was also tortured and raped then dragged bloody through the streets of Benghazi. American’s should be angered by the Obama administrations mishandling of the situation, and especially over the cover-up that ensued the weeks after the attack.

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22 Responses to Top 3 Reasons Why I’m Voting for Mitt Romney

  1. Pat Wilson says:

    My three reasons to vote for Mitt Romney, honesty, proven ability to get the job done and bring back dignity to the highest office in the land. President of these United States of America.

  2. Sue Bryan says:

    I voted for Romney/Ryan to see respect and dignity back in the white house. I’m sick of the disgrace we have had to endure the last 4 years. obama hates America and so does his wife. They need to go away!!

  3. Sandy Nagel says:

    We need a real American back in our WhiteHouse>

  4. jimbjimb says:

    If you were to pick just ONE single best reason to vote for Romney/Ryan, it is the fact that Romney has proven his ability to reach across the aisle and get things done (he did so with 87% democrats in Mass). Obama’s mission was to conquer and divide…and he has been the most divisive President any of us can remember. We have to get some things done to move forward in America. We may not always agree, but a strong leader knows how to compromise. Reagan and Tip Oneill proved that. I’d like to make a prediction right now that President Romney will be the most effective leader since Ronald Reagan. he will get things done and he will win the confidence of most Americans, winning by a landslide or relection in 2016.

  5. Chere' Wintrich says:

    Economy
    Defense/Foreign Policy
    Repeal ObamaCare

  6. Kevin Lee says:

    I early voted today in Florida for Romney / Ryan because America needs a President we can respect and trust. A President that will go against whats popular to do the right things for this country. Mitt is a great businessman and he will get our economy straightend out, respect from other nations, obamacare repealed, and our military will be proud to serve under him. With Mitt at the helm everyone will prosper and America will stand strong. God bless Mitt Romney as our President, Ann Romney as our first lady, and Paul Ryan as our Vice President. As for me, i’m just hoping for a good job again…

  7. Frances Hollinghead says:

    There are many reasons I voted early today for Mitt Romney, but if there was no other reason this was enough when he said” I believe in God” If we ever needed a leader that has faith in God we need one now! I truly believe it will take faith in a higher power to save this nation from the mess Obama has it in!

  8. katie says:

    I so hope Romney wins as we the nation need a leader we can respect and make our country strong once again so you people of Ohio please help make Romney be our next president. He will work with both sides without arrognance but with strength and wisdom!

  9. Ben says:

    Thanks Kevin for your comments. We’ll keep you in your thoughts as you look for a job.

  10. Martha says:

    1. Obama put us into debt,lies to us and accomplishes nothing
    2. I like what Mitt stands for(no abortion)
    3. I like that Mitt will stand for Israel

  11. Pete says:

    My three reasons:
    1. He has more leadership experience than just about anyone who has been POTUS since… I can’t remember when.
    2. He actually understands economics and knows how to apply it in the real world.
    3. Don’t know this one for sure, but my guess is that his character is impeccable. You sure won’t find and Lewinski’s in Mitt’s closet. That I do know.

  12. Fran Smith says:

    I voted for Romney/Ryan because I trust them. I believe they will get America back on the right road. I love them both because they love God and are not afraid to admit it. We need to pray for both of them. I voted by absentee ballot and mailed it Wecnesday./

  13. Victor Lundquist says:

    Pete:

    Thanks for your comment. Let me put your mind at ease. Mitt Romney, the man, has a character above reproach. Unlike Mr. Obama who is widely considered a narcissist, Governor Romney understands that his talents, gifts, and skills are blessings from God. Having this knowledge, he is grateful and humble. A humble man who is by nature grateful is a powerful man. Mr. Obama has diminished the Office of President and thereby has significantly diminished himself in the process. We are all witnesses these last days to the petty antics of a desperate, little man in Mr. Obama.

    I believe your use of the word “impeccable” is in fact accurate. Mitt Romney is not a perfect man by any stretch, but I can tell you this: When he makes a mistake, he will own it and he will never blame another. And when great things happen under his leadership, he will deflect the credit to others.

  14. Hailey Savage says:

    Great article Ben. Although the economy and rising national debt are issue #1 for me, I CANNOT FATHOM that the truth about Benghazi and the deliberate cover-up that followed has not been given proper attention. What a disgrace on the part of the White House, and the media. Shame on the Obama Administration. I am sure they only viewed this terrorist act as an extremely untimely bump in the road during an election season.

  15. James says:

    I voted Romney/Ryan for three reasons of#1) Obama,#2)Reid,#3)Eric Holder

  16. James says:

    I know that four more years of Obama will bring chaos and unrest in this Nation,as well as destroy it with obama care,and unchecked spending as the first four,and with our religious liberties,as well as the constitution be thrown to the wayside with this corrupt and lawless administrations demonstations…

  17. AfricanforRomney says:

    I vote for Gov Romney:
    1. Obama is in the wrong side of America!
    2. I don’t want Obama’s America that resemble the country i left behind thousands of miles away.
    3. Obama is a incompetent, divisive, negative, out of touch Prez!

    One LOve for Romney/Ryan!=Strong America=American Exceptionalism!

  18. frances quinn says:

    It is beyond rational thought that anyone would vote for Obama……..food stamps and free phones are not worth ….in the words of William Wallace………..FREEDOM! I don’t know if you have seen that political ad from the Romney campaign but it is great! Obama is trying to take us down the road to Communism with his Socialist views. He has lied from day one even before he became President. He lied in college, he lied about his background, he lied to become President and he is lying now. Don’t forget “Fast and Furious” and Benghazi….more lies!

  19. Joseph says:

    Bain had a 22% failure rate under romney…obama’s green energy investments…8%. Romney does not understand business.

  20. frances quinn says:

    the list i saw of obama’s green energy companies showed 19 out of 36 have filed for bankruptcy and furthermore Bain wasn’t using taxpayers money. also obama did this in three years with companies he chose to lend our money to, who by the way are applying now for big tax credit relief in their bankruptcy filings. romney was with bain lots longer than three years and handled a lot more companies than Obama.

  21. frances quinn says:

    i believe mitt romney can and will do the job to get America back on its feet and though i think we will go thru a hard period of cutting spending and not increasing taxes for the middle class, i believe he can bring Americans together with telling the truth and asking for our help. we may not like everything he does, welfare might go down, the debt might go down, pbs eliminated along with thousands of wasteful pork programs, closed tax loopholes…sure we won’t like everything but we will have jobs and we will remain a free country! we know he believes in the flag and the constitution of the United State of America, there is not one iota of doubt about that.

  22. Joan C. says:

    Romney had an 80% success rate with Bain Capital. That is unheard of in the business world. The ones he lost were because China flooded the markets with cheap steel. Many went bankrupt but not because of Bain. China did not play fair. No one in the business world could have saved as many of those companies as he did. He consolidated some and saved as many as possible. He made many people rich along the way. You have to understand business to realize how extremely successful Romney actually was. He was one of the most successful businessmen in America. That is the one reason that he was called on to save the Olympics. He was the most qualified man in America at the time. His success was unequaled by anyone. He left them with a huge surplus, as he did with most everything he touched. Don’t believe Obama, he cannot help his daughter with her school math class.(his own statement on Jay Leno)
    Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the real deal. They do have experience and will balance our budget. This economy is way over a community organizer’s head.