There is a way the Romney can beat Obama but it would require the American business community to stand tall and be counted for once.
I am completely convinced that Obama owns the population centers and major Metro’s and for Romney to unseat Obama, it will take nothing short of a miracle.
The greatest challenge the GOP faces in 2012 is convincing Americans that Romney will be more effective at turning the economy around than Obama has been.
Even conservatives doubt that Romney will make much of a difference, and I expect that a VP choice like Ryan will have little if any effect on eliminating those doubts nationally.
This is where GOP and Romney friendly business owners and Campaign Pac’s must step up their messaging and put some red meat on the table for the loyal and for the undecided.
The very first thing that MUST be done is that multitudes of business owners and corporate leaders need to come out publicly and announce that they will be hiring people the day after Romney wins. Businesses, large and small must go on camera, on radio, nationally and locally to denounce Obama’s policies and blame him for their economic uncertainty and lack of confidence. They must convey that those concerns are the main reason they aren’t hiring currently. They can also put up HELP WANTED signs with a message “Applications accepted on November 7 if Romney wins”.
Then they must express a genuine confidence in Romney and Paul Ryan to fix it and again, let me repeat… They must promise to start hiring the day after Romney wins, and of course they must follow through. This single gesture will start an unstoppable grass roots movement to oust Obama and build confidence in a Romney administration.
Second, there must be a TV and Radio campaign specifically designed to inform average folks about what happens at the organic level of economics when the government raises taxes on business and investment capital (The Rich).
They need to see and hear an endless stream of commercials depicting suppliers and wholesalers warning shop keepers and small business owners in advance about how much prices will go up if Obama is re-elected and taxes are raised. There needs to be a clear message that increased taxes will eventually come from the consumer’s pocket.
These ads must deliver a simple and clear message about how increased expenses like higher taxes or increased fuel and transportation costs due to our dependency on foreign oil always get passed on to Americans through higher prices and inflation.
People need to learn how inflation works and why higher prices are always the end result of “Taxing the rich.” It must be explained in detail to the undecided and un-informed just how the people who take the risks and feed into the National economy as entrepreneurs are subject to immutable business forces that demand increased costs be passed down the line to the end user and then make sure they connect that that means them personally.
Make it clear to Joe six pack that a “rich guy tax” is actually a tax he pays in the end.
Once people understand that higher taxes mean higher prices for them personally, and once the illusive independent voter “gets it” they will be immune to the constant whining on the far left to “tax the rich.” When they connect to the fact that the “fair share” Obama speaks about will actually come out of their own wallets, they will turn on Obama and toss him out.
If the GOP and the Romney friendly Pac’s fail to accomplish these important voter educational tasks, the sad and lingering outcome will be America’s undoing. The voice we must silence is chanting the sounds of American ruin; 4 more years! 4 more years!