Romney Passed the Commander-in-Chief Test

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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.

The failure of President Barack Obama most recent foreign policy, the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans were killed, including the U.S. ambassador are all expecting Romney to go after the President. The inadequacy of security in Benghazi , the president had no explanation at all but instead by saying only that we are “going after the killers.” There was no pressing on Obama about this issue by Romney. A missed opportunity had been viewed by some and supposes a designed for Romney to show his restraint and counter the “do you want to get us into another Middle East War?” charge.
“We can’t kill our way out of this mess,” meaning terrorism and the Middle East , one of Mr. Romney’s better lines but he failed to go for the political “kill” instead agreeing for several times with the president.
The ultimate question of the moderator Bob Schiefer, “What is America ’s role in the world?” the answer of the candidates neither was revealing beyond their campaign speech bromides.
The “liberal media” which has been in the tank for Mr. Obama since he began running for president was surprisingly the reaction to the debate. A retreat from the worshipful attitude by some of them they have displayed toward the president since four years ago as a self promotion as a messianic deliverer from the national sins.
“I think Mitt Romney did something that was extremely important to his campaign tonight, and that was he passed the commander-in-chief test,” former White House aide David Gergen said on CNN. That was Romney indeed he had to do with the debates like of Ronald Reagan in 1980 with Jimmy Carter.

Romney’s Staff and Members of the News Media have a Flag Football Beach Face-off

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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.

Mr. Romney walked down to the beach wearing black shorts and black Adidas T-shirt and gray sneakers after spending the morning at church, and kicked off the game with a coin toss.
“Let’s see, look at the captain, Gails a captain, is that right?” Mr. Romney said, referring to the campaign’s director, Gail Gitcho. “Got a bracelet for you.”
A white rubber bracelet Romney handed to Ms. Gitcho that read, “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, America Can’t Lose,” an apparent twist on the “Friday Night Lights” motto,  which begun quoting recently on the campaign trail by Mr. Romney.
He asked the assembled reporters, “Who’s the ringer over here? Who is it, who is it?” Romney also asked to his campaign staff, clad in Red T-shirts, “Where’s Chris Christie when we need him? He’s our line.”
Mr. Romney added, “Senator, ready to go?” Pointing to Senator Rob Portman of Ohio , who act as Mr. Obama in debate practice sessions.
Team Romney included Austin Barbour, a deputy to a senior member of the strategy team, in addition to Mr. Portman and Ms. Gitcho.
Occasionally candidates and staff members interact with reporters on a social level. A barbecue for the media hosted by Senator John McCain of Arizona at his Sedona, Ariz, house four years ago, and then in 2008 Senator Obama once played Taboo on his charter with reporters. Four years ago, at least one member of Mr. Obama’s traveling press corps participated sometimes in his pick up basketball games.

Romney Smashed Obama in A Rally in Daytona

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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.

At an outdoor band shell overlooking the Atlantic Ocean , Romney and running mate Paul Ryan appear with a rally. Obama campaign has been reduced to petty attacks and word games as what Romney said.
“The Obama campaign has become the incredible shrinking campaign,” Romney said. This is a big country, with big challenges and they keep talking about smaller and smaller things. We have big ideas, bold ideas, and were going to get America working again. That’s why you’re going to elect the two of us and we’re going to get this country on track.”
Obama has failed to lay out any specifics on what he’ll accomplish if he’s elected to a second term, Romney said as he continued his charge with the president.
“Have you been watching the Obama campaign lately?” Romney said. “It’s absolutely remarkable. They have no agenda for the future. No agenda for America . No agenda for a second term,” Romney said. “It’s a good thing they won’t have a second term.”
Obama supporters could be heard in the distance chanting “Obama”, while Romney drew a big crowd. Rallies of Obama have been greeted with chants of “four more years” by protesters at other campaign events, Romney noted.
Romney repeated his pledge that his administration could create 12 million job and said, “We can endure 18 more days of the agenda of President Obama, but we cannot endure four more years and that’s why we’re going to replace him in 18 days.”
It’s crucial that Romney wins Florida and the state’s 29 electoral votes, if his prediction comes true.

2012 Presidential Debate: Key Reasons that the Second Debate Goes for Romney

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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 did no learn from his Vice President’s mistakes and came over as boorish a Biden-esque. He loses his dignity and his aura, when a president gets into a bar room brawl, a key assets for an incumbent. While his opponent Romney was polite and firm. It seemed that Obama is quarrelsome, frustrated, nasty, and cranky.
The key reasons for the win of Romney was substantive:
  1. Obama’s Rebuttal about 5 million jobs was pathetic that made Romney very clear against the case of Obama’s record.
  2. A china issue is a big issue injected by Romney and tapped into a strong public sentiment.
  3. Obama’s anti-oil, coal, and gas and that this has doubled gas prices where it made very effective case of Romney.
  4. 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.
  5. Over the Chinese investments, Romney rebutted the attacks on him.
  6. The tax plan of Romney was well explained and to everyone’s satisfaction.
  7. He always felt that Libya was a terror attack that Obama erred in trying to make us believe.
This affects Obama and made him scored points over the 47% statement by Romney, immigration, and by his response to the accusation that after the murder of Ambassador, he went to Vegas.
Romney got this debate and seals his momentum that will lead to a big win.

Billionaire H. Ross Perot Supports Romney for President

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H. Ross Perot, a billionaire and former presidential candidate, announced his support for Romney Tuesday, saying voters are faced with “a serious choice.”

He wrote in an op-ed in Des Moines Register, “We can’t afford four more years in which national debt mushrooms out of control, our government grows, and our military is weakened.”
He continued. “For the past four years, we have squandered one opportunity after the next to turn things around. The longer we delay acting, the steeper the price we will have to pay.”
“As a president, [Romney] would do what this administration has been unable to do, which is reform our federal government, pare it back, and – most critically – keep it from acting as a brake on economic growth.”
Multiple issues diverge by Romney and Perot which include over abortion and trade but Perot backed Romney during his 2008 presidential bid as well.
The national debt and reducing government spending, in which Perot’s two presidential bids centered around. Nineteen percent of the vote during his first presidential bid in 1992 he won against Bill Clinton and then President George H.W. Bush in his self financed run as an independent. In is second run in 1996, he pulled only 8 percent
Walter De Vries, one of the Mitt Romney’s’ father’s political aides, wrote in the meantime scathing letter to journalists, saying that Mitt Romney is not as principled as his father, George Romney.  While Gorge Romney was a governor of Michigan , De Vries worked for him in the 1960s and before his 1968 presidential run said that Mitt Romney’s changing political positions are “erratic and startling.”
“While it seems that Mitt would say and do anything to close a deal – or an election, “he wrote, according to The New York Times, “George Romney’s strength as a politician and public officeholder was his ability and determination to develop and hold consistent policy positions over his life.”

The Reason Behind why Support Romney for President

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 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.

Evangelicals Backing up for Romney

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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.”

 

Several Polls Reveal that Romney is Leading in New Hampshire and Florida

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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.

 

Romney’s Statement on Libya ’s Attack Smash Obama’s Campaign

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The president and his allies “fail to grasp the seriousness” of recent attacks in Libya as what Romney tore into the Obama campaign Thursday.

Deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign blamed Mr. Romney and his running mate , Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday, for politicizing the attacks on the U.S. consulate and an annex in Benghazi leaving four Americans dead that includes the US ambassador to Libya .
“The entire reason that this become the, you know, political topic it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, “Ms. Cutter said on CNN. “It’s a big part of their stump speech, and it’s reckless and irresponsible what they’re doing.”
In North Carolina Romney fired back, quoting Ms. Cutter and saying, “Today we get another indication of how President Obama and his campaign fail to grasp the seriousness of the challenges that we face here in America .”
Mr. Romney added,”It’s an issue because this is the first time in 33 years that a United States ambassador has been assassinated.”
This remark is address directly to the President and he said, “Mr. President, this is an issue because we were attacked successfully by terrorists on the anniversary of 9/11…this is an issue because American wonder why it was so long for you and your administration to admit that this was a terrorists attack. This is very – this is a very serious issue. These are very serious questions, and the American people deserve serious answers and I hope they come soon.”
The Libyan crisis put both Messrs. Romney and Obama criticisms for mishandling in one way or another. Mr. Romney released a statement while the event were unfolding, assailing the administration for its handling of the attacks. Both conservatives and Democrats prompted a backlash that becomes uncomfortable with politicizing the attack.

Romney at Pennsylvania Edge Gap over Obama

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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.

 The campaign of Romney at Philadelphia area on Friday was at first courting donors at a high dollar fundraiser then at midday rally, he will be meeting with the voters.
A state that has not supported a Republican presidential candidate in nearly a quarter-century, Romney will pass much of the day as he promised to spend more time in the swing states that matter most. An aides privately concede that Obama has significant advantage just 40 days before Election Day, thus his campaign is not running any television ads in Pennsylvania .
Romney’s visit suggested by them for two months is designed to raise the money needed to narrow Obama’s edge in more competitive states. At Washington event on Saturday, Romney raised $5million and expecting more than $1million in Philadelphia and an additional $7million at a Boston fundraiser later Friday.
“We’re going to have to make the right choice on Nov. 6, and your going to make that happen,” Romney told cheering donors in Washington .
Obama has three fundraising events schedule and will also focus on raising cash Friday as he keeps his camp[iagn close to Washington .
At a finance event at the Capital Hilton in Washington , he is set to deliver remarks where tickets atart at $250 but go on as high as $10,000 per couple. Obama before returning to the Capital Hilton for a third event will attend a smaller fundraiser at a private residence.
Both Obama and Romney is campaigning a few hundred miles of Virginia on Thursday.
Romney focused on threats beyond American shores, accusing Obama of backing dangerous cuts in defense spending while Obama pledge to create many more jobs and make the middle class secure again.