Originally Posted by BKsBimmer
The difference between Romney and Jobs is not just personality. It's conviction. Whatever you thought of Steve Jobs you knew who he was and where he stood. Not so with Romney. Nobody knows who this guy is and he always appears to be hiding something. Makes him seem untrustworthy. Nobody will follow someone they don't know and don't trust.
Who is the president who debates his re-election Wednesday evening? The uncertainty of what he stands for is mounting.
He was the man who supported "pay-as-you-go budgeting." Yet more U.S. debt was created during his administration than in any previous one.
He boasts George W. Bush issued more regulations than his administration. He also accuses Bush of deregulation.
He says he supports American energy independence. He withdraws oil and gas leases on public lands, cancels lease sales and establishes new obstacles to energy production.
He spurns earmarks. He signs a bill with thousands of them.
He supported Egypt's Hosni Mubarak before he undermined Mubarak.
He ordered federal officials to "usher in a new era of open government." Nineteen of 20 of his Cabinet-level agencies disobeyed the law requiring the disclosure of public information.
He said, "Lobbyists will not find a job in my White House" and pledged he wouldn't raise money from them. They have. He did.
He ridiculed the Bush tax cuts and the "tired and cynical philosophy" behind them. He extended the Bush tax cuts.
He said Moammar Gadhafi must go while the chairman of his Joint Chiefs of Staff explained that wasn't the president's objective.
He leads from behind, reports one of his advisers, describing the president's handling of the Libya uprising. That's what most people call "following." He follows, crediting himself with leadership.
He attacked Hillary Clinton's plan to mandate health insurance coverage and John McCain's tax on Cadillac health plans. He turned around and proposed both ideas.
He has said, "Democrats are not for a bigger government," while advancing it.
He hides under the wing of a former president who declared that "the era of big government is over," though he, himself, revived that era.
He proclaims the urgency of his jobs bill. He waited for nearly 1,000 days to introduce it.
He was elected promising no red or blue America, no liberal or conservative America, "just one America." He has built his re-election on division.
He said, "We can argue fiercely about the proper size and role of government without questioning each other's love for this country."
He says Republicans in Congress do not "put country ahead of party."
He decries Republican elitism. He plays more golf, it seems, than Jack Nicklaus.
He pledged to end rendition of terror suspects. He now supports it.
He's said government shouldn't be in the business of running car companies. He took over General Motors and fired its CEO.
He proposed the Affordable Care Act. It has made health care less affordable and costs trillions.
He attacks Republicans for cutting Medicare. He cut half a trillion dollars from Medicare.
In chorus, he urges deficit reduction and offers large deficits for 10 straight years.
He said, "The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation." He authorized military action against Libya without consulting Congress.
He stands back while Arab Spring demonstrators die in the streets, cries for American help on their lips. He gives the Arab Spring lip service.
He pledges he'll close Guantanamo. He keeps it open, failing to convince other countries to accept its detainees.