are just a few short weeks until the presidential election and most polls show
a tight race nationally. While the mainstream news media is declaring President
Obama significantly ahead in swing state polls, some analysts like Dick Morris
of Fox News believe that the pollsters are skewing the data to give the
incumbent an advantage.
the exact poll numbers, almost everyone believes the outcome is still in doubt.
Yet, with the situation in our country and throughout the world, this election
should not be close at all. It is an outrage that GOP presidential nominee Mitt
Romney is not leading by a huge margin.
economy is horrible, the Middle East is in
flames, our culture is in shambles and race relations have deteriorated since
Obama took office. In every important test, the President has not only failed,
but made the situation much worse. He promised to cut the deficit in half,
create more jobs, bring a greater measure of peace to the Arab World and help
heal a divided nation. In reality, the deficit has skyrocketed, jobs have
decreased, the Arab World is in turmoil and race relations are worsening, not
liberal news media will not tell the true story, so it all rests on the
Republican presidential candidate to set the record straight. On this measure,
Governor Romney has been a failure. Sadly, he has been a very poor communicator
in this race.
is the candidate who eviscerated his Republican opponents in the primaries.
Voters are now witnessing Romney playing the role of the “gentleman” in his
match-up against Obama. Today, his campaign aides say he will adopt a “softer”
tone to appeal to the moderate undecided voters.
is exactly the wrong strategy against the President. To win, Romney needs to
take off the mitts, and aggressively challenge Obama on his entire record, not
just the economy. Governor Romney wants to focus strictly on economic matters;
however, many other issues deserve attention and can be used to rally
conservatives and Independents to his campaign.
Romney has allowed the media to sidetrack his message with a variety of bogus
issues, including the “bombshell” video taken at a Florida fundraising
dinner in May.
the video, Romney tells a small group of wealthy donors some basic facts about
the electorate. To win, he will need to appeal to the undecided, Independent
voters. The ones not paying taxes are most likely in Obama’s camp. This
supposedly controversial comment was misconstrued by the media into a statement
that Romney does not care about 47% of the electorate. In reality, he was
admitting that he cannot focus on that group of voters and needs to worry about
those he can attract.
is time that Romney stopped playing defense on issues such as his tax returns
and started playing offense. He does not have a woeful record to defend; it is
President Obama who should be on the defensive.
woo undecided voters, Romney needs to convince them they are not better off
under Obama and the country is not moving in the right direction. He needs to persuade
voters to “fire” Obama and hire a new person, a candidate willing to take the
country on a different course.
voters find Obama to be a likeable person who is well meaning, but Romney needs
to dispel that notion. He should be educating voters about Obama’s radical
roots, his radical mentors, his radical philosophy and his radical agenda.
cannot expose the President by being a gentleman and playing “nice.” In
politics, nice guys finish last. Four years ago, John McCain played “nice”
against Barack Obama and finished with 46% of the vote, losing in an Electoral
avoid that scenario, Romney needs to be honest, straightforward and direct with
the American people about the dangers of an Obama second term. It is not just
that Obama will wreck the economy even more. His failure to deal with radical
Islam is another growing problem.
should outline how he will fix the economy, deal with radical Islam and
counteract the spread of this dangerous ideology in the Middle
East and Northern Africa. Romney
should also be candid about the President’s divisive rhetoric, his class
warfare and his racially divisive politics. The Governor should provide voters
with his plan on how he will heal our country both culturally and economically.
stakes are extremely high on November 6. Our country faces a fork in the road.
Do we continue down the road to socialism, division and appeasement or not.
Mitt Romney needs to explain to the American people why this election is so important and why a second Obama term would be so dangerous. He will have to show emotion, outrage and courage and take on President Obama directly. It might be uncomfortable for Governor Romney, but it is the only way he will win.