CHH Politics: Romney would hit the ground running

Friday, Nov. 2, Political Cartoon

Dalton Workman

With four days remaining until election day, it appears that Mitt Romney has the momentum. Does this mean a Romney victory next Tuesday?

Romney currently has a two percentage point lead over President Barack Obama in many of the national polls. The problem for the Obama campaign is that their poll numbers haven’t gone up.

The campaign has remained at around 47 percent of those that are polled while Romney has been steadily increasing his narrow lead. For argument sake, let’s say that Romney does in fact pull off the win next Tuesday. What impact does this have?

Historically, Obama would be the first Democratic president to lose a battle for re-election since Jimmy Carter. Many will also argue that this is a direct result of the president’s failed economic policies that have crippled our country. Others will say that they saw this coming, since the Republicans took back the House of Representatives in 2010. So let me give you a run down of a few things that a Romney administration would do.

After being sworn in as president, Romney would hit the ground running. He has promised he would go to Congress in a bipartisan move to bring both parties together, in hopes of coming to a bipartisan solution on how to strengthen our economy.

Romney, having been a governor of a state with an 86 percent Democratic legislature, could easily achieve this. He would work to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Immediately, he would begin working on ways to bring down our nation’s sky rocketing deficit.  He would also make sure that America’s military is top notch and that no country would dare to tempt us.

When you head to the ballot box, you can vote for an incumbent president, who inherited a mess and made it 10 times worse, who told the Russian Prime Minister that he would have “more flexibility after the election,” in regards to our nuclear weapons, and a president who has crushed the middle class by statements such as, “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that, someone else made that happen!”

However, you have an alternative in Romney — a man who understands what it takes to get an economy rolling again. Someone who took over a disastrous Winter Olympics, brought it back and is now seen as an American success story. Someone who will bring us together, instead of dividing us by playing class warfare.

It’s your vote, your choice, your future!