The countdown has begun.
Yesterday marked 100 days till the presidential election. Undecided voters will begin to weigh their options more closely. Will they choose four more years of slow economic growth, or a new direction?
This means now is the time to get involved! Here’s how: This coming weekend is Super Saturday, where volunteers across the country will be mobilizing to get the word out to voters by making phone calls or going door-to-door to potential Republican voters. If you’re in a battleground state, find a Victory Office near you or sign up for an event by visiting the Social Victory Center on Facebook. If you’re not in a battleground state, or can’t make one of our events on Saturday, you can use the Social Victory Center to make phone calls from home using our phone-from-home program. Even just a few calls or doors knocks makes a huge difference.
In the coming weeks, voters will watch conventions, debates, and rallies. These are important, but recently, Americans have heard nearly all they need to know to cast their ballots—most of it from the president himself.
Last week President Obama said, “We tried our plan—and it worked.” Days later, the quarterly GDP report showed the economy grew by a feeble 1.5 percent in the second quarter, meaning the economy is actually slowing down.
In short, his plan has not “worked.”
He has lost touch and also lost focus. A “Daily Economic Briefing” has not appeared on his schedule since April of 2011. He has not convened his Jobs Council in over six months. Yet somehow in that time, he squeezed in over 110 fundraisers and 11 rounds of golf.
We see his true priorities.
We also saw his true views on America’s free enterprise system when he said recently, “If you have a business, you didn’t build that. Someone else made that happen.” This was a revelation. It was President Obama’s most explicit attack on business owners and innovators on record—the clearest articulation of his belief that government is responsible for all that is good in America.
As President Reagan famously said, “Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.”
Today, that problem is President Obama’s big government agenda—tax increases, over-regulation, reckless spending, skyrocketing debt, and Obamacare. Small business owners that are surviving are doing so not because of government, but in spite of it.
President Obama’s hostility toward free enterprise is a stark departure from what America has long stood for, and it is taking a toll, day by day, on American families.
Our country needs a turnaround, a fresh start—something Mitt Romney is uniquely qualified to deliver.
Throughout his career, Mitt Romney has turned around enterprises that were on a path toward disaster—companies that were hurting, an Olympics that was failing, a state that was struggling. In each case, he provided steady-handed leadership and produced results. Businesses flourished. The 2002 Winter Olympics were a tremendous success and a source of national pride. Massachusetts’ economy grew and created jobs.
When then-candidate Obama stood before the America people in the final 100 days before the 2008 election, he was untested. He had never served as an executive. He had not run a business, an enterprise, or a state. But his words convinced many independent voters—and even a few Republicans—to take a chance on him.
Today, the results speak for themselves. It’s time for a change. In 2008, those that chose Obama voted for him because of his words. This time, they can vote on his record.
That record demands a new direction. And Mitt Romney’s record shows he is more than capable of providing it. New directions, turnarounds, and fresh starts are his calling card.
As we count down the days, we have to make that contrast absolutely clear in the minds of all voters.
The clock is ticking.