Hope & Venom: Obama’s McNasty Campaign

American voters have come to know Gov. Mitt Romney as likable, mature, competent, experienced, hardworking, and professional.

They have, surprisingly, discovered Obama to be immature, rude, vindictive, angry, sarcastic, condescending, disrespectful and narcissistic. This became abundantly clear during the three presidential debates – and by his unprecedented vitriol during this presidential campaign.

Obama has spent over $150 million in advertising ― trashing Gov. Romney in a vain attempt to prove him unqualified to be president – to show Mitt as an unlikable, greedy, and immoral rich guy.  However, this Chicago-method of campaigning has failed and has reflected poorly on Obama.

Fortunately, during the debates, 70 million American people got to see both candidates upfront. Obama came through as immature, rude, vindictive, angry, sarcastic, condescending, disrespectful and narcissistic – not very likable. This was quite contrary to the Obama of 2008 – who seemed charismatic, cheerful, respectful and patriotic. “Hope and Change” was his mantra back then – and a unified America was his promise.

Instead he’s giving us “Smear and Fear”– class warfare, a greatly divided country, and genuine personal hatred for his opponent. His lack of respect for Gov. Romney and other political leaders is appalling for a president of the USA. Calling Gov. Romney a “bull-shi**er” in Rolling Stone Magazine was classless and over-the-top.

Gov. Romney, on the other hand, has come through as pleasant, polite, professional, confident, prepared, informed, mature, etc. – with a responsible plan to produce 12 million jobs, higher wages, lower gas prices, greater American competitiveness, economic growth, accountability, a balanced budget, military preparedness, and global respect.

Apparently, the pressures of office, the glaring failure of his administration, the criticism of his performance, the Benghazi Libya massacre and cover-up and unpreparedness – have rendered Pres. Obama a risky candidate for a second term.  What will he give us ― more of the same?

Romney/Ryan are a far better choice – a perfect team – a proven CEO, a Congressional leader, a financial expert, and a turnaround specialist – precisely what America needs today.  Electing Romney/Ryan Will Provide . . . . 12 Million More Jobs . . . Higher Pay . . . Lower Gas Prices . . . Faster Economic Growth . . . Proven Experience . . . More Prosperity For The Greatest Number . . . Governmental Honesty . . . Proven Competency . . . Lower And Simplified Taxation For All . . . Less Borrowing . . . Replacing ObamaCare With Affordable HealthCare . . . and the Restoration of Traditional American Values, Exceptionalism, and Global Respect.

Image: Mitt Romney; courtesy of Gage Skidmore; Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Image: Barack Obama; courtesy Official White House photostream on Flickr, P031509PS-0286;
author: Pete Souza

William Pauwels

About the author, William Pauwels: William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980. View all articles by William Pauwels

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