Nov. 6, 2012. The day a new president will be elected of the United States. Until then the political ads and mud-slinging will continue, social media will blow up with opinions and average citizens will become political analysis experts.
Anyone who knows me knows I am outspoken and have no problems expressing my opinions and viewpoints. When it comes to discussing politics, it doesn’t take long to realize I am a Republican. I have grown up in a Republican household and have volunteered at numerous Republican events and campaigns. I strongly believe Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are great team to lead America in the RIGHT direction.
As a graduating senior come May and soon to enter the real world, finding a job is a major concern for me. Both candidates promise creation of new jobs but Barack Obama has had the last four years to improve the unemployment rate and provide more jobs. Although the unemployment rate did drop below 8 percent for the first time in almost four years, there were 43 months of a higher rate during Obama’s presidency.
This is the worst economic recession since the Great Depression and under Romney’s five-point plan, he promises to create 12 million jobs, reduce taxes and the national debt. Ignoring the newspapers and political bias, I read Romney’s website that breaks down his objectives for the plan.
Lowering the national debt is essential because my future children and myself will be paying for it down the road. I don’t want to work hard for my money only for it to be highly taxed and given to government reform programs.
Don’t get me wrong, I support government programs but for the right reasons and the right people. I do not believe in giving funding to those who take no initiative to change their lives and simply rely on the government to everything. It’s time for a few plan and new leadership to create a better economy.
The fact that both Romney and Ryan made a trip to Newport News is awesome. I volunteered at the Ryan rally and it was such a great experience to see him speak up close and show my support for him, as well as the Republican Party. I attempted to see Romney speak yesterday at Victory Landing Park in Newport News but due to the weather conditions he spoke early and I missed the chance.
CNU student, Anne Irre, who was lucky enough to attend the rally said, “Mitt Romney delivered another fabulous speech and his personable demeanor gave me even more reason to believe that he truly is a man for the people.”
The polls are constantly changing and it is still too early to claim Romney or Obama as the winner. Everything these men do and say and even what they wear are documented and scrutinized for public judgment and critique. Regardless of who becomes the 45th President of the United States, they will have many issues to tackle and must be willing to work with both parties to ensure America remains the best country in the world.
No matter your political stance it’s essential to educate yourself on the issues and register to vote. People die for this right so many of us take for granted. If you do not make the effort to vote, it’s not fair to complain in the future. It takes little to no time at all to fill out the registration form and as college students, absentee ballots are mailed directly to you.
So whether you agree with this article or think it’s the most ridiculous thing you have ever read, take the time to inform yourself and learn about the issues that will affect us all in the future. Vote to make sure your voice is heard.