Voters who view the upcoming November election as the only way to end Barack Obama’s war on America have reason for concern. The failure of Mitt McCain to take the fight to his opponent is deeply concerning. It is a replay of 2008 when John McCain refused to take off the gloves. Mitt McCain, not as aged or tired as his predecessor, seems surprisingly just as naive. Neither he nor his advisors understand the depths the Obama re-election mob will sink to to win this fight. And make no mistake. This is a fight. There are no rules when Barack Obama is being challenged. He will say and do anything to cling to power.
Politics is not for gentlemen who play by the rules and believe good always triumphs over evil. Politics is a blood sport played frequently in the mud sans rules. When liberals are involved lies can become the norm. Campaigns sometimes focus on destroying opponents. If you are Barack Obama and your record is a disaster in every sense of the word, you campaign by obfuscating the issues. You throw up anything, hoping something sticks.
So far Obama’s Chicago machine has claimed his Republican challenger is avoiding taxes by hiding money in Swiss bank accounts. They have attempted to convince voters that Mitt McCain’s time at Bain Capital was invested in selfish capitalist pursuits at the expense of American jobs. So desperate are they, that a story about slight misadventure during Mitt’s high school days was run up the flag pole, as was a meaningless story about the Romney family pooch being caged and strapped to the roof of the car for a road trip. None of this means anything as the country slides deeper into a fiscal black hole.
There are three important, intertwined issues facing voters this November – the economy, jobs and funding health care. That is where all patriotic eyes must focus. Mismanagement of any one of these issues will result in the United States of America becoming not dissimilar to Europe.
Understandably Democrats want to avoid discussing their president’s record. After three plus years at the helm, he who would be King has weakened the economy, failed to provide a climate for significant job growth and failed to reform America’s health care system independent of government control.
Seems like the perfect time for a Republican challenger to distinguish himself with an aggressive campaign that ignites American patriotism and steam rolls to victory over those who seek to dismantle and demolish America the Great. Instead, the voter’s option is mild mannered, uninspiring Mitt “McCain” Romney.
It is time to change strategies. Romney must take the fight to Obama. He needs to define Obama rather than the other way around. Romney must stop limiting himself to repealing ObamaCare and start clearly defining a plan to replace it. He needs to speak cogently about tax cuts and returning to a job creating, business friendly environment where success is rewarded not punished. He needs to announce an energy policy that goes into effect on day one. He must be clear about spending cuts. Eliminating the Enviromental Protection Agency would be a great starting point. Romney needs to establish leadership on dealing with illegals. Deploying sufficient numbers of the National Guard to the US/Mexican border with pursue and detain law enforcement capabilities is a good beginning. The Republican presidential hopeful must outline his vision for dealing with international problems such as Syria, Iran, North Korea, China and Russia.
This election is the most important decision Americans will make to decide the future of their country. With the stakes never higher, Mitt Romney should immediately stop channeling John McCain.