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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Good News: Romney/Ryan Will Be A Polarizing Duo In The Election

Here’s the Nonsense:  The Republicans are in serious trouble if they allow the Romney/Ryan campaign to be polarizing.  They will lose voters and drive people to the Democrats.

Here’s the Horse Sense:  This election has to be about the future of our nation.  The only way to assure that voters get educated and involved is to get their attention about the crisis we face.  Romney/Ryan can only do that be being polarizing and offering ideas that make Americans realize the dangers our nation faces if we stay on our current path.  The Romney/Ryan campaign is very wise to boldy speak the truth and make this election about ideas, not false promises.
If you haven't seen Barack Obama and his administration as polarizing, then clearly you’re not paying attention.  With a nation in so much trouble that we face imminent collapse if we do not make serious changes in this election, it is critical that this election be about clear choices.  But if the electorate are not involved enough to study the issues and make informed decisions, then the election needs more polarization to get people to see the drastic differences between the failed efforts of the president’s administration and what the Republicans have to offer. 

To that end Mitt Romney unveiled a decision on Saturday that is said to polarize this election by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate.  That decision is critical if America has a chance at making the necessary decisions in this election.  Kudos to Mitt Romney for having the wisdom to clearly delineate the differences between the solutions he offers compared to the failed efforts and boundless unkept promises of Barack Obama.

In my new book, No Tomorrows: How To Halt America’s Imminent Collapse And Return To The American Dream – And Why It Must Start With The 2012 Elections, I define the 3 core problems that cause America to face imminent collapse and also the solutions to those problems.  Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are articulating some of those solutions in their campaign.  They are taking a stand of courage to not just suggest solutions, but to put them in front of Americans and educate them as to the future we face if we don’t take drastic actions immediately.

Some are already raising the issue of some votes that Paul Ryan made for TARP, the auto bailout, and AIG bonuses.  He certainly needs to be held accountable for those actions, but we would be wrong to not hear the whole story before we make our conclusions.  To hear Ryan's response to those questions click here to read an interview with the Daily Caller responding to them.
President Obama has done more damage to this nation than any president in history.  Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan understand that it’s time to make hard decisions instead of living with a pie-in-the-sky mentality that we can continue to spend without limits and not feel the consequences of those decisions.  They understand that if we don’t make changes now we will not be able to turn things around in the future.  This is the last chance we have before America goes off the cliff with no turning back.  President Obama only offers to press harder on the gas pedal to increase speed towards that cliff.