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Why am I voting for Mitt Romney? First, he is a proven leader in both the private and public domains. He has the same values of self-reliance, integrity, faith in God and country, and strong family values that I and most Americans from my generation, hold.
He has given years of his life and millions of dollars to charities and worthy causes without expectation of reward. He believes that America creates wealth through growth benefiting all, not by redistributing existing wealth.
He supports a government that enables personal success, not one that people rely on to give them success. Mitt Romney believes the government should operate within its means just like most citizens who operate their own family budgets. He believes in freedom of religion and practices what he believes. In Mitt's eyes, peace is achieved through strength, not self-flagellation.
Why am I not voting for Barack Obama? He is not a leader. Show me a successful leader who "leads from behind." His economic record is abysmal. Those who support him will never accept facts. It's almost like a cult. His foreign policy is in shambles. His background includes mentors who did not believe in American values. He believes government can do a better job at taking care of us than we can ourselves.
Even as a constitutional lawyer, he does not believe in the founding fathers' carefully crafted framework that preserves the balance of power, instead issuing executive orders negating the people's will.
I believe he is a closet socialist. If he is re-elected, he will come out of the closet, unfettered by the consequences of political retribution by the people.
Robert K. Smith