But as the campaign season has worn on, Romney has found his voice and crafted an agenda in marked contrast to Obama’s, articulating the policies desperately needed by this country. He promises to get out of the way of the private sector so it can get on with the business of creating jobs. He pledges to recreate a coherent foreign policy that does not rely on the pathetic “leading from behind” strategy. And he vows to scale back the monstrous federal government that threatens to crush us all under a mountain of debt. His choice of Paul Ryan as a running mate, when so many had predicted he would make a "safe” pick – underscored his commitment to fiscal responsibility.
The president’s claim that he inherited such a big mess that nobody could have fixed it is patently absurd. He failed precisely because of his specific policies that burdened the private sector and created fear and uncertainty among the job-creating class. The people who can get this country moving again are sitting on their money until they see real leadership that gives them a chance of some stability. Romney and Ryan can provide that leadership.
And they had better. Let’s assume the best, that Romney and Ryan win and the GOP controls both the House and Senate. That would give Republicans a two-year window to do whatever they want, the same window Obama and the Democrats had and squandered on Obamacare and the hideous “stimulus package.” If progress isn’t seen after two years on things like the debt and tax reform, it will be obvious no one is serious about heading off fiscal disaster, and it will surely come.