As the presidential election is rapidly approaching, Juan Jaimez feels that it was a smart move by Romney to recruit Paul Ryan. Ryan is young and enthusiastic, but Jaimez feels it is not enough for Romney to beat Obama at election.(Image by: Michael Cruz/August 31, 2012)
November is right around the corner and the time to vote for our country's next president is approaching rapidly.
Although presidential candidate Mitt Romney has found his vice-presidential running mate in Paul Ryan, I believe that the Obama-Biden super-duo will prevail in the end.
Although I am not fond of Romney, I tip my hat to him for choosing Paul Ryan. Ryan is someone that is capable of expressing emotions and someone with whom the American public can relate to.
He is the yin to Romney's yang. While Romney is dull and boring, Ryan is young and enthusiastic, bringing some much needed excitement to the old Romney campaign. Still, Ryan's charisma and enthusiasm will not be enough for Romney to beat President Obama this November.
First off, Romney is not as conservative as he seems to be, and I believe that many conservatives have not realized that yet. Although he now identifies himself as "pro-life," he favored abortion while he was running for Congress in Massachusetts. Romney opposes "Obamacare," but he created a health care system somewhat like it in Massachusetts informally known as "Romneycare." With "Romneycare," residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level received free health insurance. If elected, Romney has promised to banish "Obamacare" and make drastic changes to the American health care system, but does his statement ring true?
In my opinion, Romney is just a moderate in conservative clothing; that is why I applaud Romney for choosing Ryan, a conservative that is known for his Republican-pleasing budget plans. If it were not for Ryan's reputation, I believe that Romney would be exposed as the moderate he is.
Obama, on the other hand, is gaining more and more support every day. For example, Obama passed the DREAM Act, which allows students that are not American citizens to attend public schooling. This historic event has won him much praise and support from many frustrated families and students. The DREAM Act will allow all of America's brightest minds to flourish and make their country a better place.
During his term, Obama killed Osama bin Laden, one of the most wanted men by the FBI since 1998. Obama also bailed out General Motors from bankruptcy, a risky move that proved to be beneficial to America, saving thousands of jobs and creating even more as GM began to get back on its feet. Biden is a very diplomatic man, traveling to Iraq and various other middle-eastern countries during his term with Obama, thus creating many connections and strengthening relationships with those countries. Biden's camaraderie with a few Republicans in Congress was also vital to passing many of Obama's plans and ideas.