Obama Addresses UN; Romney Campaigns in Ohio - The Road to the White House - Election 2012 - Week 39

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President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney sparred heavily this week stumping in hard hit Ohio as the campaigns heated up in the pivotal swing state.

With 37 days until the general election, according to Gallup, President Obama’s Job Approval gained a single percentage point over the past week to 48% of those polled who approve of his effectiveness as President and those who disapprove of his effectiveness also gained a single percentage point to 47%.

As of September 30, 2012, among registered voters President Obama’s national popularity gained three percentage points to 50% and Mitt Romney’s national popularity dropped three percentage points to 44%.  

 

National popularity may infer a candidate is ahead or “winning” in the polls and as history has proven in Election 2000, George W. Bush verses former Vice-President Al Gore, the popular vote doesn’t win elections. The United States Presidential election is determined by the Electoral College, which is the number of electoral votes, based on population, per state.

 

Campaigning across Ohio, Romney expressed his deep concern for America telling the people that he truly understands their economic struggles. While this may seem like an impossibility given his wealth, as a self-made, balance sheet savvy, man, he knows what it takes to jumpstart the economy and create much needed jobs in states like Ohio where companies relocate to keep overhead down.

A rock solid swing state, that begins early voting October 2, and home to 18 electoral votes, during the primary process the Buckeye state proved to be a difficult call, even for the republican presidential candidate, as voters stunned the pundits with slim .8% Romney win.

While polls show Obama with a strong lead Ohio has been a divided state for some time with both parties represented in the Senate.  Stumping in the swing state, Obama presented himself as the true champion of the middle class.

Obama Addresses United Nations - Iran, Israel and the United States

During the past week President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly during which he used the last opportunity before the November election to enforce a global Freedom of Speech that allows for words of hate to be spoken without restraint against nations applying a sticks and stones ideology.

Obama used his speech to pay tribute to Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens who was killed in the line of duty stating, “He acted with humility, but he also stood up for a set of principles: a belief that individuals should be free to determine their own destiny, and live with liberty, dignity, justice and opportunity.

President Obama’s address called for a “turn the other cheek” mindset to governments, cultures and religions of the world when incendiary defamations are pronounced with authority against one’s name, religion, and homeland, heritage and belief system.

He also stated, “Around the globe, people are making their voices heard, insisting on their innate dignity and the right to determine their future. And yet the turmoil of recent weeks reminds us that the path to democracy does not end with the casting of a ballot. Nelson Mandela once said, ``To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.''

President Obama also addressed the United Nations on “a nuclear-armed Iran.” The possibilities that Iran will ever use the nuclear power it possesses are slim as its use would result in the mutual assured destruction of both Iran and Israel.

Iranian President Ahmadinejad

While Iranian President Ahmadinejad (pronounced awk-med-din-a-jad) may boost of his desire to annihilate Israel he would not be able to succeed without his own demise and that of his countrymen.

Ahmadinejad routinely uses provoking hate rhetoric to emphasis his view on Israel and his desire to see the Jewish state destroyed. He denounces the Holocaust and the extermination of over six million Jews during World War II as a myth, propaganda he uses to indoctrinate his countrymen and those who support him into trained, extremist and fanatical thinking.

The Iranian President’s speech to the General Assembly was boycotted by the United States delegation.  Ahmadinejad has called for a new world order that limits U.S. involvement in his country.  His policies and human rights abuses are well known and understandably despised and yet even he does not mandate his citizens be implanted, against their will, with an RFID.

Presidential Debates Begin

The next major televised opportunity for the American public to judge the effectiveness of both President Obama and GOP Candidate Romney and their VP choices will be in a series of three debates beginning October 3rd in Denver. The second debate, a town hall, is scheduled for October 16 and the final debate, on foreign policy, is slated for October 22. Republican running mate Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden have one debate scheduled for October 11.

 

For more information on both candidates:

Obama/Biden Official web site: http://www.barackobama.com/

Romney/Ryan official web site: http://www.mittromney.com/

For a transcript of President Obama United Nations address: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/25/transcript-obama-address-to-un-general-assembly/#ixzz27v4qkBos

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