By Wellington C. Ramos
On November 6 of this year, many Americans will be going to vote to elect a president and members of the US House of Representatives and Senate. This election is critical for the future of our country, to subsequent generations to come and ourselves.
Born in Dangriga Town, the cultural capital of Belize, Wellington Ramos has BAs in Political Science and History from Hunter College, NY, and an MA in Urban Studies from Long Island University. He is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science and History
The president who wins this election might have the opportunity to appoint two more justices to the US Supreme Court and whoever he appoints can make decisions that will impact on our lives and the country. Also, the president needs a congress that will support all his programs so that they can allocate the funds we need to fund the badly needed programs to revitalize our economy.
We have witnessed what this president has been going through with this Republican-controlled House over the years with their obstructionist tactics. I hope and pray that most American voters bear this in mind when they go to vote in the next few weeks and vote them out of office.
The Republican candidate for president, Mitt Romney, has been telling so many lies throughout this campaign it is difficult for anybody to trust him, including those Republicans who ran against him for their party’s nomination. Over the years he said he supported some issues but when the fact checks were done they proved he was not telling the truth. People have now lost trust in him and his credibility is damaged.
First, he was a conservative Republican, then when running for governor of Massachusetts he changed to a moderate Republican. He ran for the presidency in 2008 and reverted back to being a conservative Republican but lost the nomination to John McCain.
In 2012 he was running again as a conservative Republican, won the nomination and now he is portraying himself as a moderate Republican just to win the election. What will Mitt Romney be next no one knows because he is saying anything to get votes and portraying himself in many ways to get the people to view him positively. People do not trust a political candidate who changes his positions on many issues within a short space of time because they have no core fundamental values and beliefs. The people who are running Mitt Romney’s campaign are marketing him to win the election.
President Obama came to office facing one of the worst economic crises this country has ever witnessed since the Great Depression. Along with this were the Wall Street collapse, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a huge tax cut for the wealthy, which led to a deficit over 13 trillion dollars. No one in their right mind expected him to resolve all these problems in four years. The Republicans are trying to make people believe that President Obama caused this deficit but most Americans up to this day refuse to blame him. As long as the people fail to blame the president for the state of the economy, it will be difficult for the Republicans to win the presidency and congress in this election.
Currently, there are many polls with different results. Some of these polls are saying that President Obama is winning and Mitt Romney is losing. Others indicate that Mitt Romney is winning and President Obama is losing. I am looking at the Electoral College vote and that is showing that the president is winning this election. This is the vote that will decide the presidency and all the president needs is 33 more votes.
When you look at the states leaning Democrat and the toss up states, there is no way President Barack Obama will not get the amount of Electoral College votes he needs to reach 270.
Monday is the last debate and the president just have to continue stating his accomplishments, defend his record and correct Mitt Romney whenever he tries to lie about his record, accomplishments and put out more false information to the American people.