Obama Unites, Romney Divides: What Kind of America Do You Want?

Politics & Views 37


Financial crises and climaxes ebb and flow. One president in one term will not have made our lives better or worse. The complex financial cycle does not allow us to make such broad strokes for such a short period of time. And to be clear, the President has little control over issues like gas prices and job creation. The President is our nation's visionary leader and guide who works in concert with the two other branches of government to ensure we adhere to our Constitution. We elect the President to lead the United States of America. In tomorrow's race, only one man has a vision to unite this country that has fallen to shreds of division. Barack Obama.

I could wax about why Obama is the right choice for this country, but no amount of well-reasoned, factual arguments will influence those who seethe with hate for the man. I could list his policies and legislation, but my support for the President stems more from his philosophical approach to governing. In short, I have a great deal of respect for Obama. He leads this country with an eye on how our collective actions benefit us as a nation. He cares about more than those who can boost his own station in life. Most importantly, he sees a progressive America where equality reigns and prosperity shines for all.

Mitt Romney's vision for this country is decidedly the Divided States of America. He vision has already filed segments of this country into neat little folders...or binders. He views each segment as one who mooches or one who contributes, with no regard to paradigms, social justice, or equality in terms of rights or opportunities. We are filed away as women, the poor, the 47 percent, millionaires, business owners, shareholders. Mitt Romney does not see before him a great united land of passionate, proud citizens. He is a naysayer of government so why would he want to be a leader of government? Hubris. Mitt Romney is simply not good for America and will drive a wedge even further into our tattered fabric. In short, he is dangerous to America in a multitude of ways - women's rights, marriage equality, foreign policy, education, separation of church and state. It's alarming that so many who will vote for him will vote against their own best interests.

Financial matters rise and fall despite who sits in the Oval Office. Social matters are onerous to change or evolve once amendments are added and supreme court justices appointed. The lasting legacy of a presidency hinges on how citizens (ALL citizens) fared in terms of the manifestation of liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A President serves all of his nation, not a selected few.

It's time we focus on a WE instead of ME mentality. Only Barack Obama will lead us as the United States.

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Kristanna Ricketts

This article is quite possible one of the worst I have ever read :/

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Not only is this poorly written, but it's horribly inaccurate. Obama has been the most partisan president in recent history. He has not been able to accomplish anything to help the economy in 4 years...even though he had a super majority in congress for 2 years. Romney has a real record of reaching across the aisle. He got a lot done in Massachusetts with an 85% democratic legislature. I'm sorry, Ilina, but you are quite possibly the most misinformed blogger on this site; that's really saying something when you consider your competition.

nonmember avatar sam

Lol. Obama unites..LOL. It's one hell of a stretch to suggest Obama is a defender of the constitution (ex: NDAA)

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Also, this election is a huge wakeup call for Obama because if he gets reelected he will have to govern the most divided populace in decades. His favorabily ratings are under 50%. That is atrocious for an incumbent who is running for reelection.

wamom223 wamom223

I agree with the two previous posters.  I know you all are desperate but don't you want us to respect you no matter who wins the election?  The President has gotten directly in the way of lowering gas prices and Obamacare is killing the job market now and will continue to kill it until its gone.  

This line has to be my favorite of your little blog since it highlights that he is a progressive and he does believe in redistributtion of wealth and you think thats great. - he sees a progressive America where equality reigns and prosperity shines for all. -

fleur... fleurdelys3110

ALSO NOT ONE OF YOU HAS SAID A WORD ABOUT  HOW CAFEMOM'S OWN MOCK ELECTION SHOWED ROMNEY TO BE THE WINNER (Sorry for the caps, but your bias even toward YOURSELVES just shows how ridiculous you all are)

Ettore Greco

Once again, the next US presidential election will be fixed. Mitt Romney will be elected even though Barack Obama would have received more votes in the presidential election. The political assassination will be perpetrated by Bush hiding behind Crossroads GPS, the most influential group of Neocons.

The Neocons will have Mitt Romney elected to first use him and then let him fall easy prey. All blames and responsibilities will fall on the new Mormon president for the events already planned

The new World War of Religion is already a done deal behind the backs of all people to bring chaos and poverty and to favor in the end one New World Order

Many will remain skeptical in regard to the existence of this Plan in spite of what is in front of their eyes. These people would probably like to see proofs as letters, videotapes or confessions on Live TV. Instead one should connect all the acquired certainties from the past events to recognize the clear Direction already well defined by this Plot. All these circumstances should be more than enough evidence for all those who have eyes to see.  


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OKgirl OKgirl

Oh my hell. You are crazy.

nonmember avatar RoyOmney

Ettore, you are in Italy! I think you have enough to worry about other than our elections. The electorial college has been around since our founding fathers so do not talk as if the majority vote wins. Besides, polls show Romney having the populas vote and OweBama stealling the college.

Michelle Tribble

You have no shame. Do you ever feel bad at all about completely misleading people?

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