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Still Undecided, Consider This!

I know a lot of people don’t obsess over politics like I do, so I thought I would try to boil things down to some basic points.

There is a clear choice in this election. If we just look at one thing about each candidate for president, the differences are obvious.

Both President Obama and Governor Romney graduated from Harvard University. What each did after leaving Harvard speaks volumes about their character.

Mitt Romney headed to Wall Street and procured funding for a business venture from some shady folks from Latin America. He built a business that specialized in raiding failing corporations, getting as much money as they can out of them and then liquidating the assets, firing the employees and moving on to the next victim. I found this breakdown of Bain’s business model that I think sums it up pretty good.

Bain Capital, under Romney’s leadership, had one goal: take the money and run. More specifically, their highly successful process goes like this:

  1. Take over a company
  2. Borrow millions against the assets
  3. Procure millions more in taxpayer funded grants and low-interest loans
  4. Put the millions in grants and loans in their pockets
  5. File for bankruptcy and hightail it out of town, asap

Kinda sleazy if you ask me…did you ask me?

Barack Obama could have headed to New York, Wall Street or anywhere he wanted to after serving as the president of the Harvard Law Review…kind of a nice resume piece, you know. But instead, he chose to go to Chicago and help people. Two years after leaving Harvard, he took a job with a church based organization called the Developing Communities Project, which was a group of Catholic charities formed to help people suffering through layoffs and plant closings in the Chicago area. The project went on to win many awards and help countless people in Chicago pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Barack Obama then went on to teach constitutional law and entered the state legislature where he began his career in politics, continuing his goal of helping people.

So yeah, there is a clear difference between President Obama and Governor Romney. I go with the guy who helps people, how about you?

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November 2, 2012 - Posted by | 2012 Election, Election, Mitt Romney, Politics, President Barack Obama, Republican Party | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Well put. I’m with you… and President Obama.

    Comment by Juanita Felice-Zwaryczuk | November 2, 2012 | Reply

  2. Living in the “flyover state” of Texas, we haven’t been assaulted around the clock by political ads on TV. Romney and Obama have mainly made brief visits to fund raisers here but no rallies. We haven’t had many national ads against the President until today. Three Obama bashing ads by the Karl Rove Super Pac America Crossroads ran back-to-back on Brian Williams NBC Nightly News. So let the slime begin from now until Tuesday. We do get many Obama-hate ads by local politicians, even a Republican candidate for Sheriff. The GOP candidates love to tie their Democratic opponents to Obama and Pelosi.

    Today is the last day of early voting in Texas. Out of a normal turnout of 1.2 million in Harris County (Houston), there were over 800,000 early voters.

    Comment by grantinhouston | November 2, 2012 | Reply

  3. You’ve been writing some great stuff, Jim. I haven’t been commenting, but checking you out daily.

    Comment by Staci E Bass | November 3, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks Staci, I was just thinking about you yesterday.

      Comment by ExtremeLiberal | November 3, 2012 | Reply


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