- Posted October 17, 2012 by
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Election 2012: Your stories
What Is the Obama Plan for the Next 4 Years?
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
Tuesday night the 2 major party candidates squared off in the last national forum before the November 6th general election to discuss domestic issues. They will face each other again on Monday night, but that debate will be centered on foreign policy, which also was discussed Tuesday.
This was the last time in a nationally televised setting for both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney to lay out a plan for the next 4 years. I heard, though not specific enough for my liking, a plan put forth by Romney. A plan that deals with tax cuts, but short of details on how to achieve those cuts and still provide necessary federal funding.
I did not hear a plan, however, from the President on what his goals were or a plan laid out for the next 4 years.
While I have come out in support of Romney, I always remain open if the other candidate can provide me a reason to change my vote. So far, the President has failed to do that.
I heard the President do a lot of talking about what was wrong with Romney's plan and how Romney's plan does not make mathematical sense. But what I didn't hear was what the President would do differently or what the President plans to do with the economy, creating an atmospher conducive to job creation or how he would work to reduce the deficit.
It is not enough to merely bash your opponent's ideas. You have to provide alternative ideas and possible solutions of your own. So far, the President has failed to do this.
The President keeps saying, "We can't stop now." Stop what? Going in the wrong direction? Poll after poll continue to reveal that Americans think we are on the wrong track.
So, Mr. President, if Americans believe we are headed in the wrong direction, what course are you charting to put the nation on the right track?
What is your plan to stave the economic bleeding that is sapping the life out of the nation?
What is your plan to create that environment that will encourage business to expand and start rehiring?
What is your plan to start chipping away at the unsusutainable national debt?
To simply keep saying that Romney's math does not add up, doesn't provide us any math of your own to peruse and see if your numbers add up.
We...I...don't need to hear Romney's plan won't work.
We...I...need to hear your plan and why it will work.
From the Cornfield, even though Monday's format is set to be all on foreign policy, will the President finally give us a reason to re-elect him in November?
Will the President on Monday night finally provide us his roadmap for the next 4 years?
Will the President offer any substantial plan to show that he understands that Americans think we are on the wrong track, but he has a way to put us on the right track?