It seems that every four years the general election is the most important election ever. I suppose that’s true for the time and the issues of that day, but this election is the election of all times. It will define what kind of Americans we are and what kind of America we want now and in the future. The choices are clear at the federal and state ballot boxes.
We need national leadership that will look out for working people and will not write off 95 percent of us. We had presidents in the past that favored the wealthy and claimed that their wealth will trickle down to the people.
For the average American, working people who make this country great, and for those striving to become middle class this is not just a partisan election, it is also about the economics and whether we are going to wait on the trickles or get our fair share.
The Republican nominee is pandering to the wealthy. We know Republicans come in all shades including Black and we predict that those who will not cross party lines after such a clean delineation of his platform are probably rich.
Who would vote for a president who vows to reverse Obamacare? Who would vote for one that pledges to deport children born in this country and lived here all of their lives and know no other country? And who would vote for one that pledges to cut taxes for the wealthy knowing that it will cause cuts in education, other vital services and programs, and turn Medicare and Social Security into voucher programs?
These are the positions of the Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney might be a nice Mormon but he is not for this richly diverse America that is striving to become one America. He might understand business but he certainly does not understand the role of government in protecting all of its citizens.
If you don’t want to vote for President Barack Obama just because he is “one of us” consider this: He came from working families and understands our needs. He brought America back from one of its most severe economic crises. Without help from the Republican congress he not only did the big programs of health care reform, the bailout of the automobile industry, regulation of Wall Street and banks, stimulus programs that currently have our highways across the country being upgraded, kept teachers working and many other critical programs that affect us.
He signed laws to ensure same wages for working women as men. He upholds and supports a woman’s right to choose. He fixed student loans and stopped banks from ripping us off through credit card interest. He even fixed the health insurance so that companies making too much profit must give it back to the insured and a lot of people have received rebates. He has increased funding to Historically Black Colleges and poured resources into public education to upgrade urban failing schools and enacted laws that effect many other personal and civil liberties. We must reelect President Obama. We predict that when he completes his second term he will go down in history as one of the greatest presidents of our times.