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LETTER: Romney deserves a chance to prove himself

To the Editor:

The Nov. 6 election vote is fast approaching and will determine the direction in which our nation chooses to proceed.

Under Barack Obama's leadership and failed promises, one can hardly proclaim that we are better off today than we were four years ago. This fact is mirrored by unbelievably high unemployment, lower prosperity and increased proverty rates.

The national debt, under Obama's stewardship, has increased by approximately $6 trillion.

His failure to submit annual budgets in a timely manner has been a travesty. Obama's most current budget submission was vetoed soundly by members of both political parties - what does this tell us?

Presidential leadership must show a willingness to compromise, must become the uniting force vital to bi-partisanship. Other presidents have found ways to accomplish this. Obama has not, even when his party controlled both the House and Senate during his first two years in office.

His promise of openness and transparency never materialized. In fact, his administration has been lebeled as being among the most secretive in our nation's history. His behind-closed-door deals have involved the Affordable Care Act, his Stimulus edicts and innumerable bailouts.

How can we not hold President Obama to his 2009 pledge that, if he didn't turn our country's direction around in his first term, he should be replaced? He inferred he would be a "one-time president."

Obama's policies have failed. He does not deserve another four years in office.

It's vitally clear that we need a new leader and a better-defined direction if our nation is to regain its position in the world of nations. Mitt Romney's plan is to bolster the middle class, jumpstart our stagnant economy, reduce taxes, reduce government spending and eliminate excessive government regulations.

Mitt Romney deserves a chance to show us what he can do to counteract Obama's top-down style of governing, which has been disastrous to our nation's economic welfare and best interests. Romney's background of experience and his track record deserve recognition and support.

It is my opinion that we should support Mitt Romney for the highest office in the land, president of the United States.

William Munns

New Richmond