Romney can press his advantage in 2nd debate with Obama
Mitt Romney was effective and clear in his message in the first presidential debate. Obama's performance seemed sluggish and irritated at the fact that he would have to have an open discussion with an opponent without the coddling of the press, a teleprompter, or distractive moderator to help disrupt the opposing party's train of thought. It is to Mitt Romney's credit that he was able to out reason and engage the President with his factual rendition of the current declining State of the Union.
Obama has only one gun in this fight
Being a former community organizer (agitator) President Obama possesses only a single expertise compared to Romney, a man of industry, Governorship, and job creation, and that is his speaking ability. Oh, there is one other factor that President Obama owns, and that is distortion of the truth when he begins pulling out bogus statistics to back up his faulty claims.
Uneducated voters in America
We have a problem in America of perception. People are divided over important topics that concern the level of government intervention in our lives, the economy, the national debt, and employment. The Democrats have conducted an endless campaign of distraction narratives and out-right deception to try and blame the other party for their failed policies that have caused American decline under the Obama White House. Yet, people are still willing to vote for a demagogue, who vacations, dines, and plays gold at his leisure while America collapses. Worse yet, he is supported by the US media who will blackout the truth or ridicule anyone who opposes this destructive presidency. This type of voter is either uneducated, a young student who lacks real world experience, or an entrenched liberal who will not acknowledge reality.
What he must do
Mitt Romney's task is to continue revealing who Obama really is. Mitt must step aside from his "Gentlemen Jim" persona and go to the attack asking the President the tough questions that he has not been faced with in public as his handlers screen all personal contacts. Mitt Romney must continue to engage a deceptive liar, who is very adept at using smoke and mirrors to hide who he is and what his ultimate plans are aside from his rhetoric. The former governor from Massachusetts is a better debater, he is warm, and personable, capable of making his point in a very compassionate way. However, Barack Obama is a cunning politician who has no reservations about lying, manipulating, and trying to distort the real issues so as to deflect blame.
Romney must continue to be clear about his domestic policies, how he will create jobs, lower taxes, increase government revenue, all while adjusting social security to avert a financial meltdown for retirees and the disabled. Undoubtedly, Obama like Biden will question Romney's ability to achieve these goals which are not impossible. President Ronald Reagan did so without the advantage of a majority in the House or the Senate by reaching across the aisle. Romney will probably not have much Democrat cooperation as they have remained firmly entrenched on the side of the President, in most cases, no matter how bad his policies turned out.
Obama must come out punching but when is it too much?
Many have warned that if President Obama comes out too aggressively or too feisty, he will be perceived as hostile or antagonistic, but the following day after losing to Romney in the first debate, President Obama was exactly that-hostile and reactionary, something the press did not care to cover too thoroughly. Obama will be tasked with defending his failing policies on all possible fronts, employment, economic, foreign policy, social division, and the lies, the backdoor deals, that got Obamacare passed.
Foreign policy stands to break Obama
On foreign policy, Romney can clearly use a losgistical advantage pointing out Obama's naive and ineffective ability to read Middle Eastern intent as well as his failure to demonstrate the military strength it would have taken to avert the attacks upon 20 US consulates across the Arab world. Romney must be willing to hammer away at Obama for his foreign policy failure which may prove beyond his choice to use civil demeanor. Surely as a wounded animal backed into a corner, the Democrats and President Obama will attack at every chance whether it is substantive or not.
The question of military readiness in the Middle East
On the question of the Afghnistan timetable of withdrawal, Obama will want to pull out no matter what, not for the sake of our troops, but for political reasons that benefit him. Romney and Ryan have said that they will honor the 2014 date as long as the Afghan regime is stable so that it will not be used as a terrorist sanctuary as Pakistan and Iraq were. This, they explain, in order to keep the US from suffering more attacks from protected territory.
On the question of Iran's nuclear arsennal, Obama has remained unwilling to do anything to make that Middle East nation state comply with UN and NATO demands for inspection. They have instead made several threats against Israel, whom President Obama has been very noncommittal and cool towards. Mitt Romney has expressed righteous outrage over the terrorist attacks against the US embassies as well as a strong stance on protecting Israel. Obama will, no doubt, attempt to turn this issue around and say that Romney has no foreign policy experience or is a war monger, but what the US media fails to mention is that President Obama's foreign relations have done nothing but weaken the US and promote a lack of respect among our enemies. Mitt Romney must be prepared to capitalize on all the gems that have been left to him by the Obama White House's failures.