PoliticalNews.me - Oct 29,2012 - The News and Advance (Lynchburg, VA): "America Needs Mitt Romney in Oval Office"
America Needs Mitt Romney in Oval Office
The News and Advance (Lynchburg, VA)
Four years ago. The autumn of 2008. The U.S. and global financial systems were in full meltdown mode. Banks were imploding because of home mortgages gone bad. The toxicity of those assets was spreading like a cancer throughout the entire economy.
Fast forward to today. The autumn of 2012. The U.S. and global economy are still in recovery mode, a tentative recovery at best.
And in the middle of it is another presidential election, pitting Republican Mitt Romney against President Obama, who’s seeking a second term.
We don’t know how this contest will turn out, but The News & Advance endorses Mitt Romney for president.
President Obama’s greatest weakness, though, is Mitt Romney’s greatest strength, and it’s a strength we need in the White House, now more than at any time in the last 80 years: a deep knowledge and understanding of what makes the American economy run.
Romney took this business experience to the Salt Lake City Olympics more than a decade ago, saving the entire endeavor from collapse following mismanagement, poor planning and a bribery scandal.
He then turned his energies to his adopted state of Massachusetts, serving as governor from 2002 to 2006. Among his accomplishments was a health care reform plan — a state-level plan, we might add — that resulted in nearly universal coverage.
All of Romney’s experiences will be needed in the White House over the next four years.
It’s a gargantuan task, but one we believe Romney’s experience is key to accomplishing. As we said, Romney’s decades working in the private sector give him the perspective to see the problem from the outside looking in.
It’s not about who’s more likable and approachable. It’s about who is best able to tackle the many fiscal and economic problems confronting the nation. Nothing else.
And that person, we believe, is Republican Mitt Romney.
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