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Is America changing presidents in the middle of the stream?

Roger Caldwell 12 Is America changing presidents in the middle of the stream?

Roger Caldwell

Is America changing presidents in the middle of the stream?

By Roger Caldwell

      The presidential race is too close to call, and President Obama is being challenged by a candidate with one point. Maybe the president was joking, but it is hard to pin Romney down, because his position is always changing. There have been three debates and from my perspective the Democrats have won two debates.

     There have been very few tactical errors from both parties, and there is a fundamental difference, and ideology based on the way the two candidates view the world. President Obama believes in the middle class, and he wants the economy to grow from the middle out. There are signs that the economy is improving and the housing industry is starting to revive itself, and unemployment is lower when the president took office.

     Nevertheless, the Republicans claim that President Obama’s administration has been a failure, and he should be fired. For the last two years the Republicans have blocked the majority of the president’s initiatives, and Americans wonder why there has been gridlock and division in the Congress. A line has been drawn in the sand and both parties refuse to cross that line.

     Many folks in the African American community believe that racism and discrimination is at the core of many of the problems in the congress. In 2010, the Republicans made a pact to purposefully sabotage the economy for political gain. “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president,” says Senator Mitch Mc Connell.

     Many political pundits believe that the Republicans tried to slow down the economic recovery by opposing everything the president initiated. Other argues that the Republicans will make mistakes when it comes to counting the ballots on Election Day. Nevertheless, the election is deadlocked, and Romney must continue to move to the center-right to win this election.

     America is a center-right nation, and Romney is aware that he cannot win the election by appearing to be a hardliner or hard to the right. He believes that he can win this election by being likable, and being flexible on Medicare, social security, war, and not increasing taxes. By giving very little specifics, and telling the voters that he can create 12 million jobs, there is a possibility that voters will give him a chance.

     On the other hand President Obama must convince Americans that Romney is a hardliner, who is an extremist with a cowboy mentality, and will put America in another war. The president finds himself in a dilemma, because the Republicans are charging the president with a cover-up in the killing of the ambassador. The third presidential debate is on foreign policy, and Romney thinks that he has the advantage.

     Both men will come out swinging, but the president needs to deliver a knockout punch. The momentum in this election is in Romney’s corner, but the Democrats have more registered voters in the country. Many of the minorities are registered and some have decided that they do not agree with the president’s position, and they refuse to vote.

President Obama can win the election, but 90 percent of his base must get out and vote. The president must also increase the percentage of independent voters that are not sure who they are going to vote for in the election. The president must shine in the third debate, and Romney must appear that he does not know what he is talking about.

     It is time for the knockout punch and the president cannot let Romney get up. If the third debate is a draw, Americans will change presidents in the middle of the stream, and the country will make a sharp turn, and begin to fall backward.   

 

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