The America ’s foreign policy is not clear after watching the third presidential debate. The reason for its ambiguity due to a series of foreign policies instead of singular foreign policy which must be tailored to fit each nation.
DELRAY BEACH , FLA. – Romney own political version of Monday Night Football will be participated by him when he faces off against President Obama in their final debate of the campaign cycle. He took a break from debate preparation on Sunday morning to make a stop at a gridiron of a different sort – where members of Mr. Romney’s staff will have a flag football beach face-off with the members of the news media.
October 20, 2012 – DAYTONA BEACH , FLA – The incredible shrinking campaign at a rally on Friday with Obama as Romney blasted his reelection effort, in what is scheduled to be his last appearance on the campaign trail to the third and final presidential debate.
Romney continued his victorious string of second 2012 presidential debate wins by scoring on the economy, gas prices, and Libya . He showed himself to be an articulate, capable, attractive, compassionate leader with sound ideas and looked more presidential than Obama did.
- Obama’s Rebuttal about 5 million jobs was pathetic that made Romney very clear against the case of Obama’s record.
- A china issue is a big issue injected by Romney and tapped into a strong public sentiment.
- Obama’s anti-oil, coal, and gas and that this has doubled gas prices where it made very effective case of Romney.
- Unlike the GOP of the past, Romney was for small businesses not big businesses where he was very effective in differentiating himself from Bush-43 and in establishing it.
- Over the Chinese investments, Romney rebutted the attacks on him.
- The tax plan of Romney was well explained and to everyone’s satisfaction.
- He always felt that Libya was a terror attack that Obama erred in trying to make us believe.
H. Ross Perot, a billionaire and former presidential candidate, announced his support for Romney Tuesday, saying voters are faced with “a serious choice.”
An American column speaks about why he will vote Romney for president.
This column is enumerating some important points why he chooses Romney rather than Obama as president. Brandon Todd speaks for American on this that this coming Nov., he will not vote for Obama. He said that way back in 2008, Mr. Obama’s words were music to his ears. And after four years of deception and division, he then realized that he was being fooled by a slithery politician. He described Obama as simple demagogue. Out of these reasons, America can choose the vision of Obama or choose that of Governor Mitt Romney.
Why he is supporting for Romney? The reason behind his support is because he believes that his credentials as a businessman far outweigh that of Obama as far as who is better in the American economy. It is better to have a businessman in the White House than a lawyer. The speech of Obama is captivating but no substance. As a lawyer, most are liars. The president he wants is truthful and he found it in Romney.
The speech of Romney is more on equality of opportunity which is how this country came to greatness but Obama talking a misleading rhetoric that implies equality of outcome. There are several reasons why he will vote for Romney.
That Romney is for limited government. The small businesses and corporation tax reduction to help stimulate job growth. Regulation reduction can give confidence back to business to rehire. And spending reduction across the board the ever growing national debt which is now $16 trillion and rising.
Romney also wants to decrease the power of federal government and making their own decision on respective states and not on the president. The approval of the Keystone XL pipeline which Obama opposes is given priority by Romney.
Well, each one has its own opinion. Now what’s yours? Just feel free to comment below.
Nonetheless, the real estate appraiser spends hours chatting with his 900 Facebook friends and talking with fellow church members about Romney, all part of his effort to convince evangelicals who have qualms about Mormonism that they should support the former Massachusetts governor. Many other evangelicals are making similar efforts across the country.
Therein lies one of the more unlikely stories of this year’s presidential campaign: evangelicals, some of whom played a role in Romney’s defeat in 2008, and nearly upset his effort in 2012, are now a vital part of Romney’s hope to win in Virginia and several other swing states where evangelicals are a major constituency.
“Romney is counting on evangelicals. The irony is that this is a shotgun marriage between two very different religions but they are completely dependent upon one another for victory,” said Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.
Romney’s increasing reliance on evangelicals is on display across Virginia. Earlier this year, Romney spoke before 32,000 people in the evangelical heart of the state, Liberty University in Lynchburg. That appearance reverberated at evangelical churches across Virginia, including the one that Moberley attends.
Moberley’s decision to promote Romney is a telling slice of the story about efforts to win over evangelicals.Moberley, who is married and has two small children, said he has problems with what he called some of Mormonism’s “far-fetched” teachings. Members of his family, and some of his friends, told him earlier this year they couldn’t vote for a Mormon for president. But he said there has been an evolution over the last four or five months, with most of those one-time opponents deciding to support Romney.
The motivating force is to defeat President Obama, whom Moberley criticized for supporting abortion rights and gay marriage, among other issues.
Moberley’s religious life and his views are shaped, in part, by his place of worship, Grace Church of Frederickburg. He drives 30 minutes from his comfortable home in a copse of woods outside Culpeper to travel to the church, a sprawling set of buildings behind a strip of shopping malls.
The senior pastor is Ernest Custalow, who grew up on a nearby Indian reservation and traces his ancestry to Pocahontas, who is said to have been converted to Christianity by English settlers in the 1600s.
As an evangelical, Custalow feels he is carrying on that element of his ancestor’s heritage. He built the church from a dozen members to a large complex of buildings and a congregation of more than 800 worshipers.
On recent Sundays, Custalow said, he has preached to his congregation the importance of voting for a candidate who opposes abortion and gay marriage, leaving no doubt he backed Romney and opposed Obama. While he said many evangelicals believe Mormonism is a cult, he said the relevant question is which candidate supports what he called “biblical values.”
“I said, in this election, there is one candidate who stands for biblical values and there is one that is opposed to biblical values, and you are called as Christians to vote for the people who stand for biblical values,” Custalow said.
After the service, Custalow sends congregants to the foyer, where a desk with voter registration materials awaits them. It is a scene, he said, that is repeated in many churches across Virginia and the country.
Custalow said that he, like Moberley, has noticed that evangelicals have grown increasingly comfortable in recent months with the prospect of a Mormon as president. The turning point, he said, came when Romney spoke at Liberty University in May.
“That was like, shock of shocks,” Custalow said. “It sent a strong signal to evangelicals.”
It was a turning point years in the making.
Liberty University was founded by the late Reverend Jerry Falwell Sr., who in 2006 was part of a group of evangelical leaders who visited Romney as his home in Belmont, Mass. The meeting was held as Romney was pondering his first run for president and was making an effort to win over skeptical social conservatives.
Some of the evangelical leaders bluntly told Romney at that meeting that Mormonism was not considered part of traditional Christianity, but many also said they were more concerned about where Romney stood on social issues such as abortion. Romney was subsequently defeated in the 2008 Iowa caucuses, due in part to opposition from evangelicals, and he later dropped out of the race.
He avoided a similar fate in the primaries this time, in part because he focused more on economic issues than social ones and evangelicals divided their votes among several candidates. But as Romney hit the reset button for the general election, he again began an aggressive outreach effort to evangelicals. His senior adviser on evangelical issues, Atlanta public relations agent Mark DeMoss, had served as chief of staff to Falwell and had helped set up the 2006 meeting.
DeMoss was in position to help reconnect Romney to evangelicals: he also is chairman of the board of the executive committee of Liberty University, which is now run by the late Falwell’s son, Jerry Falwell Jr. The younger Falwell, who had never met Romney, asked DeMoss if Romney would be interested in speaking at the school’s graduation ceremony.
“I was very excited about it from every angle,” DeMoss said. “I was really wearing several hats. I’m a graduate of Liberty. I had worked previously for [the senior] Falwell, I am on the board of trustees of Liberty and I’m involved in the Romney campaign. From every angle I was thrilled he was speaking there. I certainly encouraged it.”
Falwell Jr. said the speech was an important moment for evangelicals in Virginia and elsewhere in terms of putting aside their conflicts with Mormonism. He said he rejected the view of some evangelicals who view Mormonism as a “cult.”
“I don’t even know what the definition of cult is,” Falwell said. “Everybody has got a different definition of what a cult is. I do believe the theology is very different from traditional Christianity but my definition of cult would not include Mormonism. I certainly have a different set of beliefs but I don’t believe that is an issue in a political campaign.”
Romney may not be the first choice of evangelicals, Falwell said, but “so much is at stake in this election they see that Romney is on the right side of the issues. I’ve seen that here.” He said there were a lot of students “who had nothing good about Romney in the spring” who now are among his most vociferous supporters.
Falwell estimated that 80 percent of the school’s 12,000 students are registered to vote — Liberty has its own precinct — and surveys have found that the vast majority support Romney. Many students joined registration efforts across the state, amplifying Liberty’s influence.
A national survey released earlier this month by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found that white evangelical registered voters favor Romney over President Obama by 73 percent to 21 percent.
Charles Dunn, a professor of government at Regent University who has written extensively about religion and politics, said Romney appears to be succeeding in an attempt to bridge a divide between Mormons and evangelicals.
Moberley understands the skepticism of evangelicals, as well as their political power. Last April, after it was clear Romney was going to be the GOP nominee, he posted an essay on Facebook titled, “Time to Rally.”
As an evangelical, he wrote, “the sound of rallying behind Mitt Romney doesn’t get me excited. It’s true . . . RomneyCare, abortion flip flopping and Mormonism were all problems for me.” But, he continued, “like it or lunk it, our conservative for the foreseeable future is Mitt Romney.”
Republican presidential candidate continues to reap benefits from the Oct. 3 presidential debate performance against President Barack Obama. New polls in the swing states of Florida and New Hampshire show Romney leading, though with a thin margin and within the sampling error.
The latest American Research Group tracking polls show Romney at 49 percent and Obama at 46 percent in Florida, and the GOP candidate leading 50 percent to 46 percent in New Hampshire as well.
The two states represent a total of 33 electoral votes. The ARG surveys, released Friday, have sampling errors of plus or minus four points. Both polls were conducted entirely after the presidential debate in Denver, Colo., and before last Thursday night’s vice presidential showdown between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
Prior to the presidential debate, the ARG Sept. 25-27 poll in New Hampshire and Sept. 22-22 poll in Florida both had Obama leading 50 percent to 45 percent.
The Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/Miami Herald poll in Florida, also released Friday, has Romney at 51 percent and Obama at 44 percent. And the Rasmussen Reports poll in Florida gives Romney a 51-47 percent advantage.
However, the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll showed Obama at 48 percent and Romney at 47 percent.
Meanwhile, both Obama and Romney were preparing for the second of the three presidential debates set for Tuesday at Hofstra University near New York City, and trying to woo voters in Ohio, the state where the November election could be decided.
Romney had several campaign meetings and events in Ohio last week. Speaking to a crowd at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth on Saturday, he talked about questions he had for Obama on his policies during the debate. “Like why it was, with 23 million Americans out of work, struggling to find a good job, that he spent his first two years fighting for Obamacare, which made it harder to get jobs,” he said.
“And the only answer he had a few weeks ago was this. He [Obama] said, ‘You know, you cannot change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside.’ We are going to give him that chance on November 6,” Romney added.
The president and his allies “fail to grasp the seriousness” of recent attacks in Libya as what Romney tore into the Obama campaign Thursday.
The debate stage next week at Pennsylvania may possibly help slow President Barack Obama’s momentum ahead of this high-stakes meeting making his path to victory narrowing.