There is no doubt that Obama cannot come anywhere close to being compared to Ronald Reagan, the closest president he can be compared with would be Jimmy Carter and if Carter is a better president than you, you are in pretty bad shape. I have always said that there could never be a worse president than Jimmy Carter, but I was obviously wrong.
In 1984 Ronald Reagan won a second term as president, Reagan was able to carry 525 electoral votes against Mondale’s meager 13, making it the largest victory margin in a US presidential race ever. It was his TV ad that really hit home for all Americans, his Morning in America ad touched Americans and celebrated the American Spirit, it said in part:
“It’s morning again in America. Today more men and women will go to work than ever before in our country’s history. With interest rates at about half the record highs of 1980, nearly 2,000 families today will buy new homes, more than at any time in the past four years. This afternoon 6,500 young men and women will be married, and with inflation at less than half of what it was just four years ago, they can look forward with confidence to the future. It’s morning again in America, and under the leadership of President Reagan, our country is prouder and stronger and better. Why would we ever want to return to where we were less than four short years ago?”
This successful motivational ad instilled optimism among Americans who, at the time, had just suffered through a tough recession. “It’s morning again in America” was exactly what America needed, and voters overwhelmingly gave Reagan a second term as President and woke up to a fresh start. Ronald Reagan was a strong decisive leader, who took the bull by the horns and led this country to prosperity, he was a true leader, something we are lacking in America today.
Unfortunately, America is stuck with Obama, who should not even be allowed to run a hot dog stand, let alone the greatest country the world has ever seen. As Obama draws “Red Lines” that he ignores, he stumbles his way through scandal after scandal, saying he knew nothing about them, but only heard about them while watching the news on TV, his lies about Benghazi and Obama-Care and who knows what else that will surface in the next two and a half years.
Obama celebrates the unemployment rate, which has dropped to 5.9%, but it went down only because more people have given up looking for work. Incomes have dropped, gas prices (When Obama took office, gas was $1.84 a gal.) and groceries have gone up, over 60% of Americans think that we are still in a recession, home ownership is down and Obama says America is getting back to normal, if this is normal, America is in big trouble.
Obama promised so much, but gave us so little, except for a lot of lip service. If you watched Bill O’Reilly’s interview with Leon Panetta, who pretty much blamed Obama for the stalemate in Washington, saying that if Obama did not change, nothing would get done in the next two and a half years. Panetta also wrote in his book of Obama’s “frustrating reticence to engage his opponents and rally support for his cause” and his tendency to rely “on the logic of a law professor rather than the passion of a leader.”
We desperately need a leader in this country, a leader like Ronald Reagan, a leader that will give us a new morning in America, because we are waking-up from the nightmare of an Obama.
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This is one man’s opinion.