Had enough hope and change? Maybe you have, but President Obama hasn’t; he wants more and more. Interviewed by Charlie Rose on CBS, Obama said, “I just came back from a bus tour in Ohio. And we’re now starting to get in the campaign swing. And I tell people, ‘This campaign’s still about hope.’ If somebody asks me, it’s still about change.”
Obama admitted that his reign hasn’t produced the results needed to fix the economy, saying that Mitt Romney is correct when he says the economy hasn’t been fixed: “because if I was in his shoes, I’d be making the same argument.” (Just an aside, Mr. Smartest Person Ever to Sit in the White House: it’s the subjunctive case you need to use in that phrase: proper grammar is “because if I were in his shoes.)
But I digress. Obama continued, “In this office, everything takes a little longer than you’d like. I think it’s important to know we did an awful lot in the first four years.”
That is undoubtedly true; Obama has done more to damage the private sector of the economy in his term in office than anyone ever dreamed of; his cover-up of the massive unemployment by inflating the currency to keep the stock market afloat will have dire consequences, and his ruthless disregard of the Constitution will have ramifications that fundamentally undermine the freedoms of the Republic unless he’s stopped.
Obama chortled, “The question right now for the American people is, which vision – mine or Mr. Romney’s – is most likely to deliver for those folks?”
It depends on what you want delivered. If you’re interested in a future where small businesses no longer exist, where government has complete or partial ownership of the major corporations, where the economy grinds to a halt because of crushing government regulation, where religious freedom is replaced by a fervent anti-religious secularism, then Obama’s your man.
On the other hand, if you believe in standing up for the principles that made the United States the greatest force for good in the history of the world; the leading force for freedom and liberty, Romney’s vision is a hell of a lot closer.