“If an American president wins that way, we all lose”
This week has been nothing short of transformational for Mitt Romney. This is the campaign we all wanted to see but were denied in 2008. This is the campaign we have been ready to fight since 2010. It appears Mitt is ready to seize the moment. First, his selection of Paul Ryan. Brilliant. Ryan and Rubio are the thought leaders of the Republican party right now. Watch Rubio’s Reagan library speech for proof. Review Ryan’s leadership in the House, before the Tea Party movement. Ryan will ensure this election is about serious issues and that they are debated on the facts. He is the real deal.
Second is the fact Mitt is going after nobama. I love that they are fighting back. Go after this guy. You want more tax returns, unseal your records starting with your college records. Ryan’s lack of experience? Can we finally review your paper thin resume in detail Mr President? Want to question Romney’s business record? Sure, let’s compare the success of Bain Capital and the Winter Olympics to your first 3.5 years in office. Medicare debate – PLEASE. Let’s talk about the $700 BILLION you STOLE from the program to fund obamacare. Want to have your PAC’s play the race card and go after Romney’s faith – just as soon as we get some quality time with your good reverend Wright and the LA Times release those tapes. Think Ryan is ‘extreme’ – let’s explore your radical drug using past and terrorist associates Mr. President.
Finally and maybe most importantly was the speech Romney gave late in the day yesterday during a campaign stop in Ohio. This is how we want our President to talk. This is the message that wins in November. This is a message nobama is incapable of delivering:
(form American Spectator, full link below)
“This is an election in which we should be talking about the path ahead,” Romney told the crowd in front of the Ross County Courthouse, “but you don’t hear any answers coming from President Obama’s re-election campaign. That’s because he’s intellectually exhausted, out of ideas, and out of energy. And so his campaign has resorted to diversions and distractions, to demagoguing and defaming others. This is an old game in politics; what’s different this year is that the president is taking things to a new low.”
Romney accused the Obama campaign of making “wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the Presidency,” specifically referring to the “outrageous charge [that] came a few hours ago in Virginia.… This is what an angry and desperate Presidency looks like. President Obama knows better, he promised better and America deserves better.”
The crowd erupted in cheers, and Romney continued: “Over the last four years, this President has pushed Republicans and Democrats as far apart as they can go. And now he and his allies are pushing us all even further apart by dividing us into groups. He demonizes some. He panders to others. His campaign strategy is to smash America apart and then cobble together 51 percent of the pieces.
“If an American president wins that way, we all lose,” Romney said, pausing slightly before adding: “But he won’t win that way.”
That elicited another huge cheer from the Chillicothe crowd, and Romney then invoked the words of the Pledge of Allegiance –“America is one Nation under God. American history has been a story of the many becoming one – uniting to preserve liberty, uniting to build the greatest economy in the world, uniting to save the world from unspeakable darkness. Everywhere I go in America there are monuments that list those who have given their lives. There is no mention of their race, their party affiliation or what they did for a living. They lived and died under a single flag fighting for a single purpose. They pledged allegiance to the United States of America. So, Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting America.”