Does anyone know if Obama called Mitt to concede yet? Just thought I would ask. Over the past few months, MOCGATOR and I have tried to bring your attention to stories and issues we felt the lame stream media was ignoring. This blog has been a labor of love. Luckily, team Obama never left us wanting for things to write about. At long last we are at election day.
Today we have the chance to vote for a new vision and new direction for our kids and country. Who do we want to be as a nation? Do we want to be dependent upon government? Or do we want government to be dependent upon us? Do we serve government or does it serve us? As Ronald Reagan once asked, will we be a nation that keeps religion out of government or one that keeps government out of religion. These are big choices. There is no mistaking which side the candidates come down on these critical questions.
Mitt Romney, like Ronald Reagan before him, talks about American as the last best hope on earth. Unashamed to patriotic, believing in American Exceptionalism, believing in the great experiment that is the United States of America. A country that for over 200 years has been governed by the people and for the people. That has been the largest greatest force of good in the history of the planet. He looks to return responsibility and accountability to our financial house. He is a turn around specialist with a track record of success. He has a plan to get this nations economy growing again. A plan to increase the wealth of all of us so our children have a future that is better than the present. He is the right man at the right time.
His opponent sees our path differently. The first 200+ years were not sufficient and he openly stated America needed to be fundamentally transformed. He has increased social dependence upon government through long term unemployment, food stamps, health care and executive orders. He looks to redistribute the results of labor and hides behind the cloak of ‘fairness’. He sets himself up as judge and jury as to what is fair. He and his ruling elite live by one set of rules and impose another, more restricted set on you. He never seemed up to the job of President. Always over his head, blaming others, calling things unprecedented. No Sir, they weren’t. The Civil War, WWI, the Great Depression, WWII were unprecedented. Besides, unprecedented is in the job description.
The Democrats have long sought to claim the moral high ground on social issues like Health Care, Medicare and Social Security. Yet forcing Americans into a system they oppose, forcing religious institutions to violate their core beliefs, fundamentally altering the concept of a safety net to one of entitlement – that is not the moral high ground. A wealthy nation should take care of those that can’t care for themselves. The social safety net should always be there. Mitt Romney has stated as much and has demonstrated through his charitable givings and works he takes that responsibility personally. He lives by example that these things begin with personal responsibility and accountability – not the government.
So, here we are. My belief is there is a ground swell of Americans that are thinking the same thing I am and that ground swell has been lost in the ‘polling’. That the disappointment with this President and his petty, bitter, divisive behavior runs deep across Republican, Independent and even Democrat. More than that however, I believe Americans want to believe in America again. They want to talk about what is right and good about or nation versus what an elected few perceive to be wrong. They want to view America once again as that great shining light on a hill. Mitt Romney offers that vision, that choice. As such, I give him the last word today:
“You saw the differences when President Obama and I were side-by-side in our debates. He says it has to be this way. I say it can’t stay this way. He’s offering excuses, I’ve got a plan. He’s hoping we’ll settle. I can’t wait for us to get started. Americans don’t settle. We build, we aspire, we listen to that voice inside that says, ‘We can do better.’ A better job; a better life for our kids; a bigger, better country. That better life is out there, waiting for us. Our destiny is in your hands.