In an effort to snatch the estate offering the keys to the White House in the final week election campaign, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were blitzing Ohio last night.
For the first time in history in American History, if Tennessee voters had concerns about electing a Mormon to the White House, they’ve apparently gotten over it in the last few days.
AMES, Iowa — Mitt Romney is promising to revitalize the nation’s economy with “bold ideas” and a senior aide said the Republican presidential candidate would not cut ties with an Indiana Senate candidate who said pregnancy resulting from rape is “something God intended.”
As President Barack Obama took a break from the campaign trail, Romney delivered what his campaign billed as a major economic address in swing state Iowa on Friday to help win the dwindling number of voters yet to make up their minds. While the speech did not break new ground, it was designed to help crystalize the differences between his and Obama’s economic approaches less than two weeks before Election Day.
“If Paul Ryan and I are elected as your president and vice president, we will endeavor with all our hearts and energy to restore America,” Romney said. “Instead of more spending, more borrowing from China and higher taxes from Washington, we’ll renew our faith in the power of free people pursuing their dreams.”
Minutes before the speech, senior strategist Eric Fehrnstrom said Romney would not call on Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock to remove TV ads featuring Romney’s endorsement. Fehrnstrom said Romney disagrees with the Indiana Republican’s recent comment about rape, but would not interfere with Mourdock’s advertising.
“That’s his decision,” Fehrnstrom said when asked whether the campaign wants Mourdock to remove the ads. He added that Romney feels he has addressed the matter and doesn’t plan to discuss it further.
Romney has not spoken about Mourdock’s comments directly, despite repeated questions from reporters about it in recent days.
The candidate was focused on the economy as he addressed several hundred supporters on a cold autumn day outside a local construction company.
Romney argued that Obama has no proposals that can meet “the challenges of the times.” He dismissed the president’s signature legislative achievement, a health care law, as “his vaunted Obamacare” and said he would instead focus on saving Medicare and Social Security.
He repeated many of his standard campaign themes: that Obama is focusing on small issues like “characters on Sesame Street and silly word games” and that Romney will improve kitchen-table concerns like health care, job creation and school choice. His signature refrain is that America can’t afford another four years like the last four years.
The speech came hours after the government reported a slight pickup in economic growth in the final such report before the Nov. 6 election.
The pickup to 2 percent from July to September from the 1.3 percent in the second quarter may help Obama’s message that the economy is improving. Still, growth remains too weak to rapidly boost hiring. And the 1.74 percent rate for 2012 trails last year’s 1.8 percent growth. Romney called the news “discouraging.”
“Slow economic growth means slow job growth and declining take-home pay,” Romney said in a statement. “This is what four years of President Obama’s policies have produced.”
The White House had a more positive take on the news in a blog post by Alan Krueger, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. “While we have more work to do, together with other economic indicators, this report provides further evidence that the economy is moving in the right direction,” he wrote. Obama got better news from a survey out of the University of Michigan showing consumer confidence rising to its highest level in five years.
An Associated Press-GfK poll out this week shows Romney overtaking Obama as the candidate that likely voters trust more to handle the economy. The poll found 51 percent of those voters surveyed Oct. 19-23 picking Romney, compared to 44 percent for Obama. The two candidates were tied among likely voters on that issue in the previous poll in mid-September.
Still, the two are locked in a dead heat in the nationwide poll. Other surveys show a tight race in the swing states that will decide the election, with the winning candidate needing 270 Electoral College votes. With Hurricane Sandy threatening the East Coast during the final full week of the campaign, Romney canceled a rally in Virginia scheduled for Sunday. Obama aides said they were watching the storm’s path before deciding whether to call off any of his events.
Obama was pushing back on Romney’s criticism on another front — relations with Israel, which could have an impact particularly with Jewish voters in swing state Florida. The Republican has repeatedly criticized Obama for not traveling to Israel as president. Obama visited as a candidate in 2008.
A new ad shows images of Obama’s trip and video of his pledge during his final debate with Romney that Iran will not get a nuclear weapon while he’s president and that “our bond with Israel will be unbreakable.”
Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg responded that Obama’s Middle East policy “has been a failure.”
“As president, Mitt Romney’s first overseas trip will be to Jerusalem, and under a Romney Administration, the world will never question America’s solidarity with Israel,” she said in a statement.
Souce: Deseret News
The final days of the campaign for the president in the U.S. is to about to close. The American people will decide on November 6, who will seat as U.S. president. It might retain Obama or a new president will be at the White House.
WASHINGTON – The final debate with President Barack Obama, the Republican Mitt Romney scrambled to position himself as a centrist on global affairs. This is a dramatic shift for the Republican challenger as the final two weeks of the campaign in the deadlocked race for the White House/
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.
In a rented office five metro stops from the White house, there were about 30 other partisans crammed into the boardroom, including a number of Ralph Lauren Polo-type guys and more college age hotties in sundresses than you might expect to turn out to rave for Willard Mitt Romney. The Swing-State Girl, Roman from the Black Forest , and Shuster-Who-Is-Suing-the-Federal-Government were up on the seventh floor.
Mitt Romney endorsed by the National Rifle Association for President, the biggest gun rights lobby in the United States as announced on Thursday.
A Massachusetts health care law being cited by the Republican Mitt Romney which he backed showing his empathy then later reiterated his pledge to repeal national legislation modeled after the state’s measure as he and President Barack Obama crisscrossed Ohio yesterday.
Winning in Ohio is very necessary for a Republican to win the election. That would appear to be true with Romney because his path to the White House is exceedingly narrow without Ohio ’s Electoral College votes. President Obama up by 8 percentage points in a new Washington Post poll in the Buckeye State , and while “that’s on the high end of recent margins,” says Alexander Burns at Politico, “the trend is unambiguously in the president’s favor.” It won’t be easy for Romney however even with early voting moving up the vote-casting starting gun, he can still win in Ohio . Things can turn around by the following 5 ways to solve his big “ Ohio problem:”
- The candidate and running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are on a three day bus tour of Ohio , as it turns this is one week campaign for Romney. The two who are the favorite of the conservatives have appeared together and the first time in three weeks time. The last and best chance for Romney to win.
- The Ohio voters aren’t just for him and this is the biggest obstacle for Romney. What Romney is going to do is to turn around his image over the next month.
- Romney faces a notable “ Ohio enthusiasm gap” with Obama, says Chris Cilliza at the Washington Post. You see some differences emerge, 56 percent of Obama voters are very enthusiastic, versus 46 percent for Romney. That’s not an insignificant difference when it comes to the likeliest of likely voters.. To win, Romney has to make an electorate look more like 2010 than 2008.
- The campaign’s internal poll numbers are much tighter than the public polls, putting Romney within the margin of error as what Romney strategists say. Politico’s Burns says, “Team Romney hope is that they can tighten the rest just a couple of points heading into the first debate.”
- Romney has to give up Ohio and focus on other sates like Florida , Virginia and other states that he can absolutely win.