The second and third presidential debates were much livelier than the first. Most pundits noted that President Barack Obama had a dramatic change of “style.”
Seventy million or so voters are estimated to have seen this change in style during the second debate alone. But the records of the two candidates remain the same.
For example, President Obama’s includes —
• Community Organizer in Chicago.
• Illinois senator for 7 years.
• Lecturer on constitutional Law at the University of Chicago.
• Civil rights attorney in Chicago.
• U.S. senator from Illinois, one term.
• As current president of the United States, had considerable success with drone strikes and U.S. special forces that killed Osama Bin Laden; failed to reduce unemployment to the levels promised; increased debt by about $5 trillion; never presented a bill to reform immigration or entitlements; never signed (or received) a budget; said “energy prices would skyrocket” (gas prices did double); said he would “have more flexibility after the election,” etc.
The record of his opponent, former Gov. Mitt Romney, includes —
• Volunteer leader of church groups of up to 4,000 for about 12 years.
• Co-founder and CEO of a highly successful business (Bain Capital), resulting in a net creation of millions of jobs.
• As governor of Massachusetts, worked with a Democratic majority in both houses; paid off state debt; balanced the budget without raising taxes; reduced unemployment and left a surplus in the treasury; had more women in his cabinet than any other state; schools were rated the best in the country.
• Took charge of the Olympic games that were in debt, eliminated the debt and finished with a surplus.
• Has a lifetime record of personal service to God and the community.
• Took no salary as governor, as a church worker, or for his work with the Olympics.
Voters should, and I believe they will, vote for the man with the best record.