1776 Coalition :: Obama, Romney shift to general election

Obama, Romney shift to general election

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March 31, 2012

By  and , The Washington Post

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The race for president shifted dramatically Friday into a general election matchup between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney as the candidates delivered dueling, sharp-tongued speeches about the president’s leadership.

In Appleton, Wis., Romney assumed the mantle of presumptive nominee, delivering a revamped address attacking what he called Obama’s vision for a “government-centered society.” Obama, in a four-stop campaign swing through New England, offered a robust defense of his first term and invoked his 2008 rallying cry by characterizing his actions as “what change is.”

For months, the Republican nominating contest has dominated national headlines, with Romney fending off intense challenges from more conservative alternatives. But with the former Massachusetts governor pulling ahead in the delegate count and the White House moving into full reelection mode, both sides are now treating the campaign as a duel between Romney and Obama.

The president took credit for saving the auto industry, preventing a historic economic collapse and passing a sweeping health-care overhaul (though he did not mention the Supreme Court case challenging the law). His work is unfinished in Washington, he said, and he exhorted wildly enthusiastic crowds in deep-blue Burlington, Vt., and suburban Portland to help him win another term — so that more change can come.

Obama also signaled the broad themes in his quest for reelection and offered his sharpest critique yet of what he called the GOP’s vision for America. Although he never named Romney, he framed a choice between middle-class security and “you’re on your own” economics. He rebuked his detractors for claiming the edge in “values.” He portrayed Republicans as more extreme and less willing to seek bipartisan solutions than ever. And he embraced his accomplishments, even the controversial ones, with a new vigor.

“I warned you in the campaign this was going to be hard,” Obama told a packed arena at Southern Maine Community College, where his speech was punctuated by shrieks of support. “Big change is hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single year. It takes more than a single term. It takes more than a single president.”

Romney, in Wisconsin, delivered the latest of what his campaign calls his “framing speeches,” this one about “restoring America’s promise.” It was a passionate defense of America’s free-enterprise system, which he said has been under attack by an administration that considers business as “the villain and not the solution.”

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1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Paul Felix Schott says:

    DO NOT TRUST A ONE OF THEM EVER. TRUST IN OUR LORD GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. The best counsel on all of Earth is the Bible. Tell all to read it daily.
    The next time you vote do not vote for a promise vote a man that will tell the
    World his LORD and Savior is JESUS CHRIST, and that he will serve him, family then Country. For with out GOD and Family we will have no Country!
    And will tell all this on a Bible the truth of what was and is to come from are Lord GOD.
    Read the Bible and tell the lost to do so to. The Bible the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
    So help you GOD He will send his Son to Judge all.

    All Taxes need to be lowered cut in half or there will be a lot more Poor and needy and not in just other countries. This 2012 year the World will see hunger like never before. More then 100 million will be sick from malnutrition going with out food, many will die. Taxing the poor and taking there Land away from them is Wicked. Very soon the Rich will become the Poor.

    If your Legislature will not lower Taxes vote them out of office and VOTE in someone that will Lower your Taxes. If your Son or Daughter was raised in a Christian Home we need them in our Government as Leaders.

    May our Lord Jesus Christ and GOD the Father that is in Heaven,
    Guide and Watch over us.

    In this time of TRIBULATION, Strengthen your Faith, and encourage
    all to Pray for their souls. The strong in the word of our Lord will Now
    Help the World and be the disciples of our Lord’s Word. It is time to
    gather the lost sheep while you can and there still is so little time.

    The Governments of all Nations need to read.
    John 14:6 Jesus said ……….

    United We Will Always Stand That
    In GOD We Trust
    True Patriots

    The Lord’s Little Helper
    Paul Felix Schott

    P.S.
    Many a Nation have fallen from taxing their people to Death. You want Prosperity and for thing to Flourish and grow lower all taxes. You want thriving, success, or good fortune for only a few, keep over taxing all.

    Solar, Wind and Renewable Energy Freedom from OIL. The Humanitarian thing to do. Solar Energy.

    Why let the Wicked in office in our Nation if they do not believe in GOD and the Bible vote them out of office.

    United We Will Always Stand In GOD We Trust
    George Washington and Johann Paul Schott 12/24/1776. 3:45AM
    In GOD We Trust
    The United States of America’s Motto July 30, 1956.
    King David’s Motto 3,000 years ago.
    Soon all the World will Pray to Our Lord GOD and Savior Jesus Christ.

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