Denver, Colorado — Earlier this evening at the University of Denver, Mitt Romney demonstrated to the American electorate exactly why he is the best choice to be the 45th President of the United States of America. In the first of three televised debates organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates Romney consistently gained the upper hand over the President Obama in critical domestic issues including the economy, healthcare, and the role of government.
Jim Lehrer, host of the PBS news show ‘NewsHour’ moderated the debate that kicked off with a 45 minute discussion on the economy. Romney’s fluent and concise debating skills were apparent for all to see as he consistently probed President Obama over failed economic policies. Romney not only managed to keep his cool, but displayed a fluidity and warmth that has rarely been seen from him in the past.
Romney didn’t even need to push President Obama into a corner when the topic of unemployment came up – President Obama’s record on unemployment speaks for itself, and because of that simple undeniable fact his evasiveness spoke volumes. By mentioning that America has more than 250,000 fewer jobs today than when Obama took office was all Romney needed to do to make his point. During the election campaign Romney has been criticized by some for being out of touch. Tonight we saw the real Mitt Romney, a man with an abundance of compassion and empathy, and most importantly, a solution for Americans hurt by President Obama’s failure to rectify the economy.
Coupled with a genuine belief that he is the ideal person to take America forward, it shone through like a beacon on a foggy night. Romney gave specific details regarding his ‘deduction bucket’ taxation plan that would allow people to bundle as much as $17,000 in deductions. He also detailed how he will reduce healthcare costs for every American by offering people more choice when it comes to selecting healthcare services. When the topic of governing, and the role of government arose, Romney was quick to seize upon President Obama’s failed campaign pledge from 2008 in which he declared he was going to be ‘post-partisan’ – before he promptly closed the door on cooperation with the Republicans.
Romney certainly endeared himself to the core of the Republican Party when he defined how the Obama administration’s bloated government would be trimmed and streamlined when he heads into the Oval Office. Romney had no need for a stinging rebuke lambasting President Obama for his lackluster term in office, succinctly stating that Obama has added $5 trillion to the national debt since he took office was a smart move from Romney. When he called out Obama for not having a plan to reign in Medicare costs, Romney suggested this burden would fall squarely on the middle class – a comment that will definitely endear him to that key sector of the electorate. Tonight in Denver, Mitt Romney not only showed his valuable debating skills, he also showed exactly how he will get America back on the path to economic prosperity.
Champions for Change now eagerly awaits the second Presidential Debate on October 16. The town hall style meeting will cover foreign and domestic policy. It will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. The second debate will be moderated by CNN’s chief political correspondent, Candy Crowley. Mitt Romney will now be looking to build on tonight’s stunning performance as his bid for the White House begins to gather momentum at just the right time. Champions for Change was captivated by Mitt Romney tonight, he will now surely be on course to seal the votes of those crucial undecided voters.