I did not vote for President Obama in 2008. Yet, the day of his inauguration, I watched with hope that my friends who did vote for him were correct in their assessment.
Unfortunately - they were not. Yes, Obama inherited heavy burdens and problems. But - how many presidents have not? At some point, however, every leader must take over and deal with the difficulties and the issues as best as is possible. From my perspective, Obama's efforts on most of the critical issues facing us have been sorely lacking.
One of our biggest challenges is our economy. Charles Schwab agrees; he believes we need a president for growth.
Growth is not complicated. It is a force of nature. But when it stalls, as it has for the last four years, it will not return without effective leadership. A great leader understands and applies the power of incentives to encourage growth. Incentives appeal to a basic human instinct and motivate productive choices. They are used throughout our lives from grades in school that encourage learning and higher performance, to the incentives we use at work through pay, bonuses and promotions to recognize and encourage accomplishment. Incentives are the most powerful tool a government and its leaders have to spur economic growth.
Today, our fundamental problem is a lack of economic growth and no attention to the incentives that can re-ignite it. The test for deciding who should be our next President is who understands that and will put the pieces in place to solve it. Our economy, job prospects, investments and retirement plans will get substantial help by picking the growth candidate.
Which candidate has the record to arrive at the big decisions and incentivize growth? Mitt Romney supports all of the growth-generating measures I have outlined above. If economic growth is what we need—and I believe it is—he is the right choice.
Or - you can go in this direction.......