Worcester Telegram And Gazette (MA): "Romney For President" The decision to turn an incumbent president out of office is never one to be undertaken lightly by voters.But good intentions,repeated promises and lofty rhetoric are no substitute for sound economics
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Romney For President
Worcester Telegram and Gazette
The decision to turn an incumbent president out of office is never one to be undertaken lightly by voters. But good intentions, repeated promises and lofty rhetoric are no substitute for sound economics and a foreign policy grounded in realism and strength. It is time once again for change in Washington, and we strongly believe that Mitt Romney offers the right combination of experience, vision, leadership and moral grounding to reinvigorate the nation’s economy, bring a measure of control to the ocean of debt threatening to engulf us, and lay out a foreign policy that has the clarity and force needed to deter aggression while promoting international stability.
In sharp contrast to his opponent, Mr. Romney’s bid for the presidency carries the weight of a lifetime of repeated and proven success in business, as a management consultant, cofounder of the successful Bain Capital equity investment firm, and head of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.
President Barack Obama has had ample time to transform the “hope and change” of the 2008 campaign into positive results. The results have been deeply disappointing, and the tenor of his re-election campaign gives us no cause to hope a second term would offer anything better.
The trillions spent in bailouts, stimulus plans and subsidies have served mainly to deepen our debts. Meanwhile, the nation’s unemployment rate, while finally below what it was when Mr. Obama took office, understates the weakness of the job market. Fewer Americans are working, and too many have settled for part-time jobs or lower wages.
On energy, Mr. Obama’s anti-growth policies have sought cover behind increased private-sector production.
By contrast, Mr. Romney, while retaining federal investments and regulations, would place private-sector capitalism ahead of a government-first approach.
On tax policy, the president has waged a relentless campaign against wealthy Americans — one that will punish small businesses and the middle class.
But Mr. Romney understands that the path to higher revenues lies not in choking our key economic engines, but in expanding opportunity for all.
Mitt Romney has earned the opportunity to lead America for the next four years.