By Juanita Bratcher
In a speech before the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) convention in Reno, Nevada Tuesday, Presumptive Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney said President Barack Obama has â€œDiminished American leadershipâ€ around the world. And in other words, those who want America to be the strongest nation on earth should vote for himâ€¦Romney. However, â€œIf you do not want America to be the strongest nation on earth, I am not your president,â€ said Romney. â€œYou have that president today.â€
How absurd! Itâ€™s a clear cut remark from the old clichÃ©, Talk comes cheap. And simply because one makes a statement doesnâ€™t deem it the absolute truth. This is just a sack full of empty words, all about politics, with no concrete evidence to back it up.
Said Romney: “I will not surrender America’s leadership in the world. We must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might.”
Certainly, during President Obamaâ€™s three years in office, not once has he surrendered Americaâ€™s leadership in the world, and he has not been â€œapologeticâ€ to other countries as some Leadership Republicans claim. It only amounts to more undeserved Obama bashing of the lowest caliber.
Yet, while talking to VFW participants, Romney didnâ€™t mention that he had sought and received four draft deferments from military service during the Vietnam War, according to Selective Service records.
First published 7/25/12
Juanita Bratcher is the Publisher of www.copylinemagazine.com, the author of several books, songwriter and poet. She has been a Journalist for more than 35 years covering politics, education and a wide-range of other topics.Â
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