Can our presidential candidates really give us a miracle?
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:09
America needs a miracle in this year’s presidential election to guide our country back to the vision our founding fathers originally had for America. We need to choose between President Obama and Mitt Romney to decide which one has a better chance to give us the miracle we need. America has until November to become wise, learn from our country’s mistakes and make the best judgment on electing the next president.
Mitt Romney’s slogan, “Believe in America,” wants us to believe that he is our miracle, but can we be certain he really is? Romney plans to give our country energy independence and our families the skills to succeed, all while cutting the financial deficit. But how is this an outstanding agenda? Every president wants to cut the deficit, help families and give some kind of positive outlook on the energy crisis. His ideas may be legitimate, but he doesn’t have a record to back them up; he’s not Ronald Regan or Jimmy Carter, two presidents who made incredible changes in America. He needs to find a way to show how he can be the miracle America needs.
President Obama came into office in one of the worst financial states this country has ever seen, and he made a difference. He passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which made a difference in various areas and has been a small-scale miracle to America.
And yet, even after examining the candidates, the big question still remains: Will Obama be able fill the shoes for what America needs, or is Romney the better answer? I don’t know if either of these candidates can fulfill the required duties or overcome the issues we have. That is where “we the people” need to learn from the past mistakes our leaders have made, and be wise enough to choose the candidate who will fit the best. I can’t see Romney doing a great job at this, but in all honesty I can’t see Obama either.
President Obama already knows the job and the critical issues, so he might be the best risk to take. He needs to be the miracle for America because we can’t start at the beginning again; we have to keep digging ourselves out of what we started. Obama has already accomplished four years of progress; Romney has accomplished zero. The wise decision for America is to keep going and never give up. We have to take risks in life no matter what the outcome may be.
False hope is not what we want or what we need, but if we take the risk of starting all over with a new man in office it may be what we receive. The miracle for America can be Obama; it is up to America to decide.
Tiffany is a freshman majoring in political science and pre-law.