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It is impossible to adequately describe the importance of the Nov. 6 presidential election.
At stake is America's future. That may read or sound somewhat alarming in some corners, but it's the truth whether we care to acknowledge it or not.
President Obama was elected in a landslide four years ago in the midst of a financial crisis that threatened to drive the global economy into a depression. Seizing on an anti-Republican wave that rippled throughout much of the country at the time, Obama, a liberal Democrat, struck a nerve with the electorate. He promised he was the man who could bring about real change in Washington and pledged to reinvigorate the economy by investing in America first.
A majority of the American people bought Obama's sales pitch.
What the American people probably did not know they were buying was four years of abysmal economic growth, ballooning welfare rolls, detioriating race relations, sky-high unemployment, unprecedented deficits and unprecedented debt, a weakened presence in the global community and a new health care insurance program that's already driving up the cost of health insurance for businesses from coast to coast.
But that's exactly what the American people got.
Now, Obama tells us he deserves another term in office.
We think he needs to get another job.
The question the American people should ask themselves is can the country afford another four years of an Obama administration? The answer to that question is a resounding "no."
Yet, it would be na´ve to suggest Obama's opponent, Republican Gov. Mitt Romney, could wave a magic wand and put the country on a positive course overnight. The damage Obama has done is too great to undo in a matter of months.
Romney's background, though, as a successful governor in Massachusetts and his stellar track record in the business world lead us to believe he is more than capable of guiding America through what promises to be one of the most trying times in the Republic's history. Let's face it, the nation is deeply in debt, some $16 trillion of late, and the U.S. economy is showing very few signs that robust days are just around the corner.
Without a doubt, Romney's attitude toward the role government should play in people's lives, as well as his take on the role government should play in the economy, represents a stark contrast to the policies Obama has pursued since taking office in January 2009. Simply put, Obama is an advocate of big government and higher taxes. It's an attitude that borders on socialism.
On the other hand, Romney believes in American exceptionalism. He also believes in an individual's right to improve one's own lot in life through hard work, void of a heavy handed government that's prone to act as if the American people would be better served if they would merely submit to the nanny state.
We like what we've seen in Romney.
We certainly do not agree with everything he says, but we recognize Obama was a mistake the American people will regret for years to come.
Vote for Romney. It's important.