OK, so Obama’s campaign has come out and said that it is all about focusing on Mitt Romney’s time with Bain Capital. Honestly is that the best that they can do? They are using Romney’s time with Bain to paint him as a heartless human being that cares nothing for the people that he hurts in pursuit of the all-mighty dollar. This is clearly a misrepresentation of the job that Romney did for Bain and in my opinion the way that the Obama campaign is painting him actually helps him considering that this election cycle is more than likely going to revolve around the economy.
Now, to get things that have been twisted by the left straightened back out… Yes, Romney worked for Bain Capital by taking companies that were going down the toilet fiscally and turning them around to where they were once again making money. Yes this involved making hard decisions about who and what to cut from those companies which did in turn hurt people and their families as they found themselves without jobs, but think about all the jobs Romney saved in the process. Every cut Romney had to make had to be painstakingly gone over to weight the cost verses the benefit. If he had to cut more jobs then he saved at any one of these companies then the cost would have been too high. The whole point of his job was to make sure that the least amount of cuts are made in order to get the company out of the red and back into the black.
Obama’s campaign is painting this as a horrible and black hearted thing that Romney was doing and, if you are a bleeding heart liberal that would rather see the entire company go under with everyone losing their job as opposed to a select few, it might be. But the facts can’t be denied Romney did what was necessary and because of his actions, those companies survived and prospered.
I know I have my problems with Romney; I just don’t like the man. I think he is a lite version of Obama socially but I do recognize that when he has a job to do that involves pulling something out of the fiscal fire his track record is remarkable. Maybe, if he is as heartless as Obama’s campaign suggests, we need someone who can look at our Government’s budget with a heartless eye and make the painful yet necessary cuts to pull us out of the hole Government has dug us into. Both sides are to blame, don’t get me wrong, both sides put us here but whereas were digging the hole with a spade before, Obama came in with a backhoe and said “Let’s see deep we can get this”. I hope Romney will take that same backhoe and fill the hole back in before digging with a spade again at the least, at best I hope that he can get us back into the black though I realize with the Government that is almost impossible.
In closing I say, give Romney a chance to heartlessly fill in Obama’s hole. I realize some will get buried in the aftermath but we are in so deep because of the last 6 years that some sacrifices will have to be made by all. We need a heartless man to repair the damage done by men with weak hearts so that a man or woman with a strong and firm heart can step in afterward.