Four more years says the President at the DNC
By Roger Caldwell
“I won’t pretend the path I’m offering is quick or easy. I never have. You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth. And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over a decade,” President Obama told a cheering crowd at the Democratic National Convention.
On Thursday evening President Obama gave a compelling and powerful speech that left the delegates in Charlotte N.C. at the Time Warner Cable Arena screaming for more. This 48 minute speech was crafted and designed to give his party and the millions watching on television his vision for the next four years. Strategically, the President explained the fundamental differences in his plan, and why his knowledge and information was superior to Romney’s plan.
As the president ridiculed and punched holes in the Romney and Ryan budget, he also explained why they were unfit to manage America’s relations with the world. “My opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy, but from all that we’ve seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost America so dearly,” said President Obama.
Basically, the president said his opponents were caught in a mind warp, and they were going backward instead of moving forward. When Romney went to Beijing to visit the Olympics, he insulted the Chinese, and he embarrassed himself, his party and America. It is obvious that Romney must learn to respect other countries and leaders, but during the Republican National Convention there was hardly any discussion about the two wars, Iran and Afghanistan.
At the DNC starting with the First Lady’s Speech, and throughout the entire convention, there was appreciation, respect and honor given to the soldiers and their families, who sacrificed their lives for the country. This was a major omission at the RNC, and it makes Americans wondering if the Republicans know what they are doing.
“All they have to offer is the same prescriptions, they’ve had for the last thirty years: Have a surplus? Try a tax cut. Deficit to high? Try another. Feel a cold coming on? Take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations, and call us in the morning,” said the president to laughter and cheers from the delegates.
This was a great speech, and the president’s oratorical skills and delivery was inspiring and motivational. This is what everyone had been waiting for and the president was at his best. One of the goals of this speech was to convince voters that this election is a choice between two different paths for America.
Romney believes in trickle- down economics, where the rich get tax cuts, deregulations, and the middle, poor, and elderly pay more taxes. On the other hand President Obama believes that the economy should grow from the middle out, and the rich should pay a greater share of their fiscal responsibility with fewer loopholes, and there should be an equal playing field.
“You know, I recognize that times have changed since I first spoke to this convention. Times have changed, and so have I. If you turn away now, if you buy into the cynicism that change we fought for isn’t possible, well change will not happen,” says the president.
The President made it clear that he is now the president. He has evolved and grown in his four years as president, and he has made mistakes. But he believes that he has done the job, and made America a stronger and better place to live and raise a family.
His achievements have been great, and in his speech, he is humbly asking for another four years to complete, what he has started. Give the president four more years.