Hi PolNat. I think at this point in the campaign that the Dem's ancient history talking points about Mitt's alleged outsourcing of jobs while at/connected with/receiving a pay check from/speaking for/or remembering his time at Bain Capital is ancient history. He's on a roll, and the only thing the American people care about is our goverment's economic plans for the NEXT FOUR YEARS.
Romney wasn't President while he was at Bain Capital The only people who care about what happened back then are the Democratic Party base. President Obama HAS been President for the past four years. That's the choice we have before us today: Does Obama DESERVE four more years based upon his performance thus far as PRESIDENT.
The polls indicate that the majority of the American people have seen the light. They know that when an incumbent's main argument for reelection is that his opponent is a bum, that incumbent ain't got no record to run on.
WE THE PEOPLE can easily check the unemployment numbers; examine Obama's focus and "leadership" since 2008; and can decide whether we have gotten what he PROMISED in 2008:
*Change we could believe in.
*A more civil tone and bi-partisanship in Washington, D.C.
*A federal deficit cut in half.
*Closing Guantanamo Bay facility in a year after being elected.
*An agreement for Israeli-Palestinian "peace."
Of course, he didn't promise >8% unemployment; 4 trillion dollars worth of additional debt; a GDP growth rate <2%; a 30% increase in people on food stamps; and a ton of people who were so discouraged about finding work that they've just quit looking.
After the last four years, the American people - IMHO - will decide on November 6th that "Mitt's plan for America" is better than ANYTHING Obama could come up for the next four years.
BHO must go. Remember in November.
Correction: The number of Americans on food stamps has increased 45% since Obama took office, not 30%. My bad.
.....and speaking of deficit spending, the President has now TAKEN OUT A LOAN to keep his campaign afloat:
The question is: WILL HE PAY IT BACK?
@Sebekm...The president is winning...the national poll doesn't mean much. Why?because the electoral votes count...he's leading in key swing states. Romeny doesn't have the electoral votes to win..Sorry.."4 more years..4 more years"
Politics, the President is not winning the swing state battle it has shifted steadily to Governor Romney. The most accurate polls used are from likely voters. You are still stuck on the polls of registered voters. This going to be a BIG victory for Mitt Romney on November 6th and you should be proud of people like Chief MVB and I put all the foolishness aside and act upon critical issues this nation faces instead of President Obama’s Rules for Radicals Smoke and Mirrors!
The President is NOT "winning." Check the polls. They - and the momentum - are now with ROMNEY. And you ought to check the latest electoral map. Obama is now BEHIND THERE, TOO:
...and speaking of "oursourcing" - President Obama is outsourcing campaign contributions. According to an article in the New York Post:
"The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges.
Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama’s campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected. It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens.
Walker said he used his actual street address in England but entered Arkansas as his state with the Schenectady, NY, ZIP code of 12345.
“When I did Romney’s, the payment got rejected on the grounds that the address on the card did not match the address that I entered,” he said. “Romney’s Web site wanted the code from the back of card. Barack Obama’s didn’t.”
In September, Obama’s campaign took in more than $2 million from donors who provided no ZIP code or incomplete ZIP codes, according to data posted on the Federal Election Commission Web site.
The Obama campaign’s apparent lack of safeguards makes it possible to violate the law, says a report released by the Government Accountability Institute, a Florida-based watchdog group.
The report found that one Obama site — Obama.com — gets almost HALF (emphasis added) of its traffic from foreign computer addresses. The site directs users to an Obama donation page."
For the entire article, see:
"The Obama campaign’s apparent lack of safeguards makes it possible to violate the law, says a report released by the Government Accountability Institute, a Florida-based watchdog group."
And these are the same people who complain that voter ID laws "suppress the vote." Yeah - the laws suppress the vote all right: they limit the FRAUDULENT VOTES that the Dems don't care if they get - just like they don't care where their campaign donations come from.
I think that President Obama is basically an honest man. But the crew around him - and especially his reelection apparatus - is as crooked as a corkscrew.
Funk and sebekm, we don't always agree and there are going to be times in the future when we will go down some of those roads again if we all remain healthy enough to spend time on this site.
I appreciate all who contribute to this medium, when they do so without stooping to childish name calling and such.
I especially appreciate the two of you.