Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mitt Romney Finds His Voice

"This is an election about the soul of America", Mr. Romney said at a town hall meeting in Bowling Green, Ohio Wednesday. "Demonizing success is so foreign to us as Americans."

Mitt Romney has found his voice on the campaign trail. He has found his message to the voter. While President Obama is busy proclaiming that he didn't really say what he very clearly said last week, Mitt Romney has seized the opportunity and in doing so, has found his mojo.

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
The problem for Barack Obama is that Mitt Romney is a successful business man from the private sector. Unlike President Obama, Romney didn't make his millions from government service.  Even the New York Times points to the most recent polls which show that Americans are most concerned with our economic recovery and clearly do not have confidence that President Obama can do the job.

A particularly poor showing for the president surfaced in Wednesday's CBS poll which even had Mitt Romney over Barack Obama on the economy. 

Mr. Obama's overall approval rating stands at 44 percent, with 46 percent disapproving. His approval rating on the economy is just 39 percent - 55 percent disapprove - and his approval rating on foreign policy is 41 percent. His approval rating on the economy has dropped five points since April.
To counter Romney's rise in the polls, Team Obama continues to produce negative campaign ads. Team Obama again went on the attack using Ann Romney's horse in the latest attack. In order to continue with the message that Mitt Romney is a rich guy out of touch with regular Americans, the smart folks in the Obama campaign thought it was clever to use footage of Ann Romney's horse in the background. Mrs. Romney uses the horse for therapy to deal with her MS, but never mind. She has a horse so she must be too rich to know the problems of Americans, too. As the previous attack on her from Team Obama stated, "she's never worked a day in her life". Remember that?

As predicted, the DNC had to apologize to Mrs. Romney late Wednesday as Americans expressed disgust for attacking the candidate's wife in their desperation to attack the candidate.

At issue is a DNC video featuring footage of Ann Romney’s dancing show horse. The DNC used the horse in mocking way to attack Mitt Romney for not releasing his tax returns (and dancing around the issue).
The DNC introduced the video as the first in a series of videos featuring Mrs. Romney’s horse.
Ann Romney, who trains with the horse as part of her therapy for multiple sclerosis, took offense in an interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, and now the DNC is pulling the video, expressing regret for offending Mrs. Romney.
“Our use of the Romneys’ dressage horse was not meant to offend Mrs. Romney in any way, and we regret it if it did,” DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse tells ABC News. “We were simply making a point about Governor Romney’s failure to give straight answers on a variety of issues in this race. We have no plans to invoke the horse any further to avoid misinterpretation.”

Mitt Romney has taken to the campaign trail with renewed vigor. He has found his voice in defending all the entrepreneurs who make our economy work. From small business owners to mom and pop companies to medium sized corporations, Romney knows about building a business and the sacrifice ordinary Americans make every day to do that work.

The Obama campaign has no choice but to continue on a strategy of only negative campaigning. There is no good record to tout as a reason to re-elect Barack Obama to a second term. It is interesting that the party that claims to be the party that is most supportive of women again jumps ugly on Mrs. Romney.

You know what helps Mitt Romney get fired up on the campaign trail?  Attacks on his wife. His is a true marriage partnership and their respect for each other is clear in every interview they do together. If Mitt Romney continues with his current level of energy and passion in his speeches - giving voice to the struggles of ordinary Americans working for a better life and building our economy - Barack Obama will lose in November.

Let's hope that happens. We can all use a change.

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