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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Romney's chance

Do you remember that the media was calling for Romney to stand up and tell us all about how his experiences in the LDS Church have shaped him? He took his sweet time, but did answer those questions in a setting where the media couldn't "interpret" and "spin" his words against him before people heard for themselves: the GOP convention! There, we heard testimonials of Romney's compassion, charity, and service in and out of the LDS Church.

Romney, of all politicians, knows that he cannot control the message from the media while running as a Republican candidate. They are set against him and for Obama and always will be. He doesn't often allow the press to tag along with his campaign, as a result. This is smart.

While he can't help the media and Democrats talking about him anyway, what they say has less substance and authenticity. Even the 47% remark taken ridiculously out of context is only believed by those who are liberal like the press. The media made up a Romney that doesn't match up with personal accounts of the real Romney in the slightest. Consequently, when we hear from Romney in person (before being subjected to the media's spinning), we are always pleasantly surprised at the man.

Tomorrow night we have such an opportunity to get to know Romney, the candidate for president of the United States. Make the most of it!

Don't believe the media and Democrats saying Romney is a fake, a fraud, a phony. They will, I know, but it doesn't make it true. You can tell how scared the media is for Obama when they villify his opposition to this degree. If the Republicans were really as bad as the media says they are, they wouldn't be a threat! So much for fair and balanced coverage. No, I've looked into Romney's history and character enough to know that I trust him to do what he says he will do. Obama's record, on the other hand, proved he makes empty promises.

Meanwhile, the media fails to report (among many, many, many other things) that unless a budget deal is reached and the tax cuts extended by our Congressman, 9 in 10 households will see a tax increase come Jan 1, 2013. Obama is in favor of these increases. Romney is not. The whole budget mess is a creation of politicians.
Keep in mind, though, that this whole "fiscal cliff" mess was brought to you by the very people who are supposed to fix it. At some point, you have to stop punting and actually fix the problem.
Obama hasn't shown much leadership with budget deals in the past (refusing to even speak to the GOP minority leaders his first two years, and walking away from a deal in the third year).  I'm not hopeful he'll show more leadership this time around. Libya has shown us that he hasn't changed his colors in the interim.

Look for leadership, in the debates. Look for references to records, past and present. Pay attention to whether Obama and/or Romney walk the walk. They'll tear each other's records to shreds, I'm sure, but you can always reference fact-checkers or better yet, do some fact-checking of your own by checking with both liberal and conservative sites after the debate, since the traditional fact-checkers are in the bag for Obama and don't check everything that needs checking.

I'll tell you right now that if you do this, you'll be confident as I am that Romney is a leader and can make necessary fiscal changes in the federal government to bring our entitlement programs back to solvency and stop this $1T annual additional deficit thing Obama's got going on, all while putting money back in American's pockets by retuning to pro-growth policies that will grow jobs and GDP. Go Romney!

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