Washington: America needs more than hope and needs leadership, which President Barack Obama did not provide. That is why The New York Post endorsed the candidacy of Republican Mitt Romney for president of the United States.
According to the New York Post, Romney knows that there one issue in this campaign: America's woeful economy, and the demonstrated inability of Obama to cope with it.
Obama has said that he inherited the mess, but he has done nothing to fix it. Borrow, spend, regulate and redistribute is not a prescription for sustainable growth, yet that has been the totality of his program, the report said.
According to the report, Obama has said that things will get better soon. But there's no evidence for that.
Obamanomics has produced: a sky-high national debt, which is now at a stupefying 16 trillion dollars and growing, the report said.
Intractable unemployment and a workforce hemorrhaging discouraged workers. No perceptible economic growth, it added.
Obama proposes massive tax increases aimed not so much at the rich, as he claims, but squarely at the middle class and small business, which is insane, it said.
Small business - the real engine of American job creation - needs to be nurtured, not squeezed dry.
Americans need jobs - jobs for those trying to raise a family, jobs for those who are leaving school, jobs period!
Now, the question is can Romney really turn all this around? Yes, he can.
According to the report, in the presidential debates, Americans saw a leader. They saw a man with the experience, the temperament, the principles and the knowledge to address America's economic woes instead of just blaming others.
After all, as governor of Massachusetts, he worked with a Democratic legislature to close a $3 billion deficit without raising taxes or borrowing.