|Neck-and-Neck: the next time these guys speak, one will be conceding to the other|
“But I think Gov. Romney maybe hasn’t spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.”
Is that the best the Commander-in-chief of the largest armed forces on Earth could come up with?
Say what you like about George W. Bush but he sounded like a Commander-in-Chief whereas these two guys sounded like college kids visiting a foreign affairs think tank.
|Home coming or New home: Will it be Obama or Romney living here in January?|
According to the pundits Obama technically won last night’s debate but that was probably entirely down to his incumbency factor rather than what he said or didn’t say. Current polls show the candidates neck-and-neck with Real Clear Politics having Obama and Romney on 47% a piece. This election is exciting but mainly because of the polling numbers this late in the campaign, which means it is impossible to predict who will end up crowned the winner next month. But the election is not full of sparks as neither candidate is a big-hitter or a character like Bill Clinton or George W. Bush were in recent times and of course Reagan and JFK were in decades gone by.
I don’t think the world will be any safer with Romney in the White House. He will do pretty much the same as Obama when it comes to exercising the United States military capability. The risk of doing this though is other countries may fill the vacuum and that means Israel, who won’t hang around forever whilst Iran builds a nuclear bomb next door and talks of wiping Israel off the face of the map.
But, undoubtedly in my mind, Romney will improve the US economy, which will improve the world’s economy. That is why, if I were a US citizen, I would vote for Romney on 6th November.