I support Mitt Romney for President and Paul Ryan for Vice-President. For most of my life, I have been a Democrat and I very publicly voted (live C-Span, live radio, NY Times) for Obama-Biden in 2008. As I studied Obama’s performance as President, I could no longer support him.
That was not ideal for the longevity of award winning drive time Caplis and Silverman radio show broadcast on Denver’s KHOW 630-AM for eight years. Our radio show was somewhat premised as a left v. right dialogue. Management pulled the plug on the show about six weeks ago. So be it.
I have another career and plenty to do. I am a small business owner (Silverman and Olivas, P.C.), and a Denver trial lawyer who is a proud member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. My social policies are libertarian. I am a fourth generation Jewish Denverite who graduated from Denver’s George Washington H.S., Colorado College and the University of Colorado School of Law.
Some of the groups of which I am a constituent may be displeased with my endorsement, but so be that too. This is not a close choice for me and if you are paying attention, it should not be a tough choice for you either. I am enormously disappointed in President Obama and his administration.
The economy remains bad. The debt bomb keeps growing. Iran is on the verge of having nukes. The power of the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamism is expanding rapidly. Our Justice Department is full of politics and political correctness. Fast and Furious is a disgrace. AG Eric Holder needs to go.
I want leadership in the White House. I want a government with a budget that makes sense. I do not want problems perpetually kicked down the road. I want major legislation to be debated in the public, and not rammed down our throats without even being read by anyone other than the special interests who wrote it.
I want a leader to stand up against sharia law and jihad – and to make clear how antithetical these concepts are to the American way. I thought Barack Obama was ideally situated to speak some necessary truths to the Islamic world. But this President has not, and he will not in a second term. The world is teetering on the brink as a result. We need some Reagan-like truth telling about repressive systems of government and ideologies which are evil.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I feel deceived and let down by Barack Obama. His autobiography turns out to contain a lot of fiction. What does it tell you about a man and his campaign when the truth is repeatedly distorted around an issue as solemn as cancer?
Barack Obama ran as a positive bipartisan person. Now, he is so negative and partisan. Obama claimed he could work with the other side, but he is way too far over to the left. This President is a super big spender and we simply cannot afford that any more
If we re-elect Obama, we get the same big spending, dysfunctional government. This is no time for that. Mitt Romney worked well with Democrats in Massachusetts. Some people put down Mitt Romney as a Massachusetts moderate, but that works for me. I expect it will work better for America.
Vice President Biden played the race card in Roanoke, Virginia and every decent person knows that. The divide and conquer strategy disgusts me. It scares me to have Joe Biden one heartbeat from the Presidency. Paul Ryan is so much smarter and better. Paul Ryan is a serious and decent man who represents a new generation.
I disagree with Romney and Ryan on some social issues, but there are other, more pressing problems and priorities for America and the free world right now.
I urge other people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 to make a change in 2012.
This item first appeared in A Line of Sight, a blog that presents informed commentary on issues ranging from education to foreign policy, and energy to politics.