A Choice, Not an Echo

There are big differences between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

by Pete du Pont

Source: The Wall Street Journal

As the presidential election is just over six months away and both parties have chosen their candidates, the campaign is now fully with us. We are in a very serious and close presidential race; Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have very different viewpoints, but one thing they probably agree on is that the coming election offers a stark choice of two very different approaches to America's government, its economy and its future.

As we know from the 2008 campaign and his time as president, Mr. Obama believes it is right to "look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness." He also said in 2008: "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

Mr. Romney has said that "President Obama's trillion-dollar federal takeover of the U. S. health care system is a disaster for the federal budget, a disaster for the constitutional principles of federalism, and a disaster for the American people."

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