When it gets to the general election…are we there yet?
It appears that Americans will have two fine choices: 1) incumbent President Obama, and 2) former Governor Mitt Romney. The Democrat President represents the Middle Class and poor Americans. The Republican Romney represents the Well-off Americans.
Both of these candidates know that America needs to adjust its economic model to one that is sustainable. The changes needed to accomplish that will be profound and will take some time to implement once a new model is produced and Americans buy it. That effort will be up to the next couple of Presidents, I think.
I don’t think most Americans want to throw out President Obama because he is on the right track.
I don’t think the Supreme Court wants to throw our Obamacare because the intended outcome is right. However, Congress and the President need to adjust the means. That gets back to the sustainable economic model that affects everything we and government does.
It will be good to hear the debate between Romney and Obama because that will educational and informative. Barring any surprises (no drama Obama), no Etch A Sketch moments, it should be helpful.
“Obama, Romney shift to general election
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The race for president shifted dramatically Friday into a general election matchup between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney as the candidates delivered dueling, sharp-tongued speeches about the president’s leadership.
In Appleton, Wis., Romney assumed the mantle of presumptive nominee, delivering a revamped address attacking what he called Obama's vision for a “government-centered society.” Obama, in a four-stop campaign swing through New England, offered a robust defense of his first term and invoked his 2008 rallying cry by characterizing his actions as “what change is.”
For months, the Republican nominating contest has dominated national headlines, with Romney fending off intense challenges from more conservative alternatives. But with the former Massachusetts governor pulling ahead in the delegate count and the White House moving into full reelection mode, both sides are now treating the campaign as a duel between Romney and Obama.
The president took credit for saving the auto industry, preventing a historic economic collapse and passing a sweeping health-care overhaul (though he did not mention the Supreme Court case challenging the law). His work is unfinished in Washington, he said, and he exhorted wildly enthusiastic crowds in deep-blue Burlington, Vt., and suburban Portland to help him win another term — so that more change can come.
Obama also signaled the broad themes in his quest for reelection and offered his sharpest critique yet of what he called the GOP’s vision for America. Although he never named Romney, he framed a choice between middle-class security and “you’re on your own” economics. He rebuked his detractors for claiming the edge in “values.” He portrayed Republicans as more extreme and less willing to seek bipartisan solutions than ever. And he embraced his accomplishments, even the controversial ones, with a new vigor.
“I warned you in the campaign this was going to be hard,” Obama told a packed arena at Southern Maine Community College, where his speech was punctuated by shrieks of support. “Big change is hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single year. It takes more than a single term. It takes more than a single president.”
Romney, in Wisconsin, delivered the latest of what his campaign calls his “framing speeches,” this one about “restoring America’s promise.” It was a passionate defense of America’s free-enterprise system, which he said has been under attack by an administration that considers business as “the villain and not the solution.”
“In Barack Obama’s government-centered society, the government must do more because the economy is doomed to do less,” Romney said. “When you attack business and vilify success, you will have less business and less success.”
Romney, stopping short of labeling Obama a socialist, saying: “President Obama is transforming America into something very different than the land of the free and the land of opportunity. And we know where that transformation leads. There are other nations that have chosen that path and it leads to chronic high unemployment, crushing debt and stagnant wages. Sound familiar?””