Abortion is one of the most controversial social issues in America at present. It is one of the major issues discussed widely in the coming presidential election. Both Obama and Romney have contrasting opinions about this issue…
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This paper analyses the views of Obama and Romney. “Romney previously supported a woman’s right to decide, but he is now adamantly opposed to abortions, unless it involves cases of rape, incest or if the mother’s life is in mortal danger” (2012 Candidate Comparison). In other words, Romney is not much sure about this issue. He is changing his opinion occasionally. Obama can label Romney as an opportunist. It should be noted that in the 1994 Massachusetts senatorial debate against Edward M. Kennedy, Romney favours the women’s right to decide whether to keep or abort the fetus. However, he has changed his opinions in the ongoing presidential election. He strongly criticises the legalization of abortion. Replying to the question of moderator Sally, Romney said; “we recognize the right of all people to believe as they want, and not to impose our beliefs on other people” (2012 Candidate Comparison). Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter accused Romney of trying to "cynically and dishonestly hid[e] his real positions" after he told the editorial board of the Des Moines Register that there is "no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda." (O'Brien)
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It is interesting how some leaders carry a strong sense of personality that changes everything when they get a chance to exercise their persona. Obama is believed to be one of the most influential leaders of our times. He is a living testimony of how an individual can change the world through hard work, dedication towards making the world a better place.
It lacked the emotional appeal or pathos whereby the majority of American voters can emotionally connect to him to vote him in the polls. There was an overemphasis on the logos or logic in the speech that defeated the pathos when the speech mentioned a lot about business.
This will be accomplished by measuring the statements, actions, and positions that each candidate has taken on some key points which will include foreign policy, social policy, the economy, and healthcare. Furthermore, the key goal that this essay and this author will hope to accomplish by such a comparison is not necessarily a politically charged directive with regards to what candidate a person should support; rather, the end objective will be to define which candidate has more closely adhered to the rhetoric that they have espoused at various points in their political career.
It can be recalled in his governorship in Massachusetts has involved him in numerous controversies and issues including the "Big Dig", gun control, excessive travel crime, minimum wage, taxes, and undocumented immigrant landscapers (Governorship of Mitt Romney 13-14).
I am glad I had the opportunity to come to the United States of America and to be part of the greatest nation on earth. Now I am even prouder. I am so proud of my fellow Americans that trusted you and voted for you to be our President and our Commander-in-Chief.
They tend to propose policies of taxes and to let those less privileged have the chance to live their dreams whereas republicans are conservative in nature and believe to continue the traditional policies and plans to run a Government.
Mitt Romney should consider talking in a manner that projects him as sensitive over small things. This shall make him likable. A leader must not only be articulate on national issues on a presidential campaigns platform, but also must be able