Has Romney Forgotten About Attackable Issues?

1 11 2012

A lot of this election has focused on the two candidate repeating the same thing about the same issues over and over. However, there are several things that Romney should have brought up that could have hurt Obama more.

I think one of the biggest overlooked attackable issues is the Fast and the Furious scandal. This was a huge stain on Obama’s record because Americans were killed by foreigners using American weapons. This could have swayed a few undecided voters to Romney’s side because it could have gotten a lot of media traction since Obama doesn’t have strong counterargument when he is pressed on this issue. This could have effected some foreign policy decisions as well as immigration policies. However, the reason this might have been left out of discussions is because Romney might have wanted to stay away from anything that would bring up immigration talk because he knows that it might turn away some hispanic voters.

Another thing that hasn’t been discussed a lot has been gas prices. This has been brought up a little more than Fast and the Furious, but  it still is such a great topic that is very relatable to many Americans. He could easily blame Obama because gas prices have gone up significantly since he took office and he has blocked the passage of the pipeline which could have helped lower gas prices. The only downfall to this plan is that gas prices have dropped a little, and Romney would not want to make the Saudi’s angry with him by saying that we would cut some of our purchases from them.

While these are not the only things that could have been discussed more and these things were discussed some, these could obviously been discussed more and would have helped Romney.

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Obama Aiming for Jimmy Carter’s Goal?

11 04 2012

A recent segment of Hannity showed that Obama is getting dangerously close to surpassing Jimmy Carter’s gas price percentage. Currently, the average gas price is near $4, which is up 90.2% (and according to US News up even more than that) from January 2009, when he was sworn into office. During the Carter administration, gas prices rose 103.77%. Is this what we want in a President that campaigned on a Hope and Change agenda. I personally don’t see a lot of hope in this. I guess things did change, but I can honestly say that they did not change for the better.

If Obama really wanted to help lower gas prices, he would have a different Energy Secretary. Steven Chu said, “Somehow, we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” Personally, I know that I do not want to pay nearly $7 or more for gas! This is not appropriate to do when there are numerous amount of people who cannot find jobs. Approving the Keystone pipeline would have been the ideal solution to both of these problems by allowing for more jobs to be created and more gas to easily shipped into this country.

If you don’t believe some of the facts, some of my sources are listed below: