Well, maybe Romney would turn out to be one of the better ones. He still is better than Obama. Geez, we need some fiscal discipline in this country or we will go the way of Greece.
The only reason we give a hoot about the region is because of oil and the fact that they hate us. We buy their allegiance and even after doing that, they still hate us. We need to have some kind of presence over there because of Al-Qaida and other factions like them. As we know now, plots developed over there can directly affect our safety here.
You know at some point Israel is going to do something about Iran's nuclear program. I don't think they'll check with us first either. We would be drawn into it, but I don't know what will happen after that.
Obama should have been pushing on Congress to work on adopting some of the recommendations in SB, but he can't work with Congress. Thats his excuse for everything that doesn't get done and to me thats unacceptable. Mitt Romney was able to do it in MA, Chris Christie does it in NJ. It can be done, but he has to get his hands dirty and he doesn't want to do that. Ryan voted against SB in its first incarnation because it raised taxes but did nothing to address healthcare spending, one of the biggest causes of our deficits. So SB wasn't perfect, but it was the job of Congress and the President to find a way to fix it so it could be implemented.
To me, it looks like the recession never ended and that there is no end in sight. The President could have a direct affect on how Congress operates if he would just lead. He won't. Instead he has given up trying and continues to spend money that we don't have. If Romney was able to work across the aisle in MA to get things done, maybe he can do the same in the White House. Its worth a shot, to me.
If you ever get a chance you should read The Amateur by Edward Klein. He conducted 200 interviews with friends, colleagues and others that know or have deaIt with Obama in the past. It really offers a lot of insight into the Obama White House.
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