by Frank Li
The Presidential election is imminent. This is a historical make or break moment for America: continue with President Obama in his inexorable march toward socialism or seek a big change with Mitt Romney, who is a rare talent not only in the U.S., but also in the world! Unfortunately, Romney's reputation has been so distorted over the past one year that many Americans harbor many misconceptions about him.
Let's try to correct the top-10 misconceptions about Mitt Romney for the sake of our fellow Americans and for the future of our country ...
Misconception 1: Romney does not believe in anything
Romney believes in capitalism! That is good enough for America today, because President Obama obviously believes in socialism! How do I know so much about socialism (and communism)? Been there, done that! Romney is a living proof that you can make it big in America, if you work hard and if you are good and lucky!
Misconception 2: Romney is an extremist
No, absolutely not! In today's presidential politics, you need the extremists in the primary (i.e. the extreme right for Republicans or the extreme left for Democrats), before you have a chance to be in the middle for the general election. It's the middle 5% of the independent voters like you and me that decide a close election like this one!
Misconception 3: Romney has flip-flopped
Which top politician has not? As President Obama has amply proven, some degree of populism is required to win. Romney was first bracketed by the extreme right in the primary, and then by the extreme left after the primary. However, he remains the same good man!
Misconception 4: Romney had a questionable tenure in the private sector
No, Romney had "a stellar performance" in the private sector, as even admitted by President Clinton (Romney's Stellar Performance)!
Misconception 5: Romney had a questionable tenure as Governor in Massachusetts
Romney did a good job in Massachusetts, especially by working with Democrats and eliminating their perennial deficits! Romney became a governor in Massachusetts, which, in itself, was a remarkable achievement for a Republican!
President Obama, on the other hand, pushed Obamacare through Congress without a single GOP vote, thus dooming his presidency by leading only half of America, at best!
Misconception 6: Romney is too rich
It's so un-American to even think that way! We, as Americans, cherish success, not condemn it! Romney earned his wealth!
As a matter of fact, Romney's wealth is far less than John Kerry's, who married his. Yet, there was no outcry about Kerry's wealth when he ran for President in 2003. Do we really want a "loser" (e.g. a community organizer), who can't even make a good example living, to be our President?
Being rich is a good thing! For more, read: America: Let The Rich Run The Country Like China Does.
Misconception 7: Romney does not understand average Americans
It's not difficult to understand average Americans! An average American wants to figuratively have a beer with an average-Joe President like George W. Bush or Barack Obama. But should the average American be happy with the job performance of these two Presidents? They both are among the worst American Presidents in history (American Presidents: Three Best and Three Worst)!
Misconception 8: Romney is too hawkish in foreign policy
Yes, you may be right! No, do not worry! The President's highest priority should be the defense of the U.S.! Romney has been polarized by the extreme right, but will regain his senses once in office. Romney is no George W. Bush!
Misconception 9: Romney is too tough, or not tough enough, with China
China is a competitor, not an enemy! America is deeply in trouble because of its own internal struggles! As Abraham Lincoln stated:
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Romney is smart enough to understand it!
Misconception 10: I still do not trust Romney
President Romney will be far better than President Obama for America, in both short and long terms, guaranteed! Let's give Romney a chance for five reasons:
Romney is an exceptional leader with "a stellar performance" as a businessman (Romney's Stellar Performance) and as a governor. He is a rare talent not only in America, but also in the world!
Romney is not a career politician. Romney knows who built America mostly: the private sector!
Romney is not just a businessman like Ross Perot. Romney served in the public sector with excellence!
Romney is not a neo-con! Romney is no George W. Bush!
President Obama is just not good enough, at best.
In conclusion, if you are an independent who likes Ron Paul, do what his son Rand Paul does: vote for Mitt Romney! For more, watch this video: Rand Paul and Why He Endorsed Mitt Romney for President.
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Frank Li is the Founder and President of W.E.I. (West-East International), a Chicago-based import & export company. Frank received his B.E. from Zhejiang University (China) in 1982, M.E. from the University of Tokyo in 1985, and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1988, all in Electrical Engineering. He worked for several companies until 2004, when he founded his own company W.E.I. Today, W.E.I. is a leader in the weighing industry not only in products & services, but also in thought and action.