With both conventions behind us now, polling results show a close race with no substantial lead for either presidential candidate. Incumbent presidents may be hard to defeat, but it seems that America's broken-down economy and dismal unemployment numbers would have Mitt Romney well ahead of President Obama at this point. The polling numbers, if accurate, do not reflect our president's record.
Maybe we should review what America needed nearly four years ago and compare that to what his policies have delivered.
- We needed job growth and we got record unemployment.
- We needed a strong economy and we got economic stagnation.
- We needed to grow America's wealth and we got more printed money.
- We needed spending controls and we got out of control spending.
- We needed private sector growth and we got private sector decline.
- We needed leadership that would unify Congress and we got party gridlock.
- We needed lower gas prices and gas prices have doubled.
- We needed military strength and we got military spending cuts and sequestration.
- We needed constitutional freedom and we got contraceptive mandates.
- We needed respect and good will from Muslim countries and we got hate and contempt.
- We needed free market support and we got attacks on our free market system.
- We needed, "We the people" representation according to our constitution and we got, "That's what is best for America", from Barack Obama.
How's that for hope and change? How's that for an America going forward? How does a record like that translate into a polling advantage?
Leroy Donald, Stephens City