What Would A Romney Presidency Be Like?
OK, yesterday I called the Presidential race a toss-up. I have since been informed by a few readers that Romney is ahead and that his projected margin of victory is five percentage points. So now let’s roll with the assumption that our stiff-haired friend will be inaugurated come January. What can we expect in his first term?
He has made a lot of promises and he has a lot of big things to follow through on. Will he really be able to cut ObamaCare? Will he really be able to balance the budget and keep our debt from growing out of control? Will he really be able to drop unemployment?
If one looks at Romney’s record, they will see that these things are likely. Although he has never competed against the messy political partisanship that he will be dealing with in Washington. There will be a huge push-back from Democrats on dropping ObamaCare. Cutting government spending is never an easy thing to do, especially when you become a part of what the spending is on. Also, as I have written about in this post, the government doesn’t control the economy. The government can manipulate it. Someone like Romney knows how to create conditions that are favorable for employers to start hiring. However, he cannot control whether they will actually hire. His ideas seem like they could work, but they could also go haywire.
As far as foreign policy, it’s tough to be overly confident in the Governor. We don’t really know what he has in store. We don’t really know too much about his foreign policy experience. Will he start war with Iran? Will he throw us into something even bigger? We don’t know.
My guess is that the history books will say one of two things about President Mitt Romney. They will either call him the great President who turned the country around and put it on a better path or they will say he was just another mediocre President who we were happy to see go.
We don’t know how things will go, we are likely just happy that we made it through Hurricane Sandy. But, as was once said in the worst movie ever made, “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” “We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.”
They were right. We should be interested in our future. We, as Americans, have some control of our future. Please, exercise this control at the voting booth on election.