They are two men with two fundamentally different ideas on how to make America great again. This coming November, America will have to decide. Will it be the man with such charisma in 2008 that spoke of change and bi partisanship? Or will it be the successful businessman and Mormon with plans to turn around the economy with his elite set of business skills? The choice is ours.
“The Choice 2012” provides thorough insight into the lives of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It documents their upbringings, along with their triumphs and their failures. The documentary allows you to get to know these men without the bias undertones that so many Americans have already been exposed to. It is informative, to the point, and easy to follow. It’s every college student’s dream!
“The Choice 2012,” a new video, begins with failure. It shows Mitt Romney in over his head at a debate to be Governor of Massachusetts against Ted Kennedy. He lost. Ted Kennedy goes on to win Governor and Mitt Romney tastes failure for the first time in his life.
The documentary introduces Obama in a similar fashion. Obama had served in the Illinois state senate for three years, and now had his eye on a congressional seat. But he too lost. Bad. 30 points separated him and Bobby Rush.
But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Their initial failures only ignited the drive and determination needed to get them to the Holy Grail that, to them, was a presidential nomination and a chance to change the world.
It is no secret that Mitt Romney grew up in an affluent Detroit neighborhood. His father was a big shot in the auto industry. Mitt and his father were extremely close and shared similar interests in faith, business and politics. Obama was born to an interracial couple in Hawaii. He had a white mother, only 18, and a black father, a Kenyan man he only met once for a few weeks when he was 10.
Their paths couldn’t have been more different. But now, both have been Ivy League educated. Both have been leaders. Both share the same dream.
Barack Obama is campaigning in 2012 changed. His blind hopes of bi-partisanship are now just a bleak reminder of how naïve he was. He seems jaded by the political warfare. He just is not that same wide-eyed charismatic guy that the American people fell in love with. But Obama is wiser, now more aware of how the game is played.
Mitt Romney is a man accustomed to wealth and success. He has proved he is a fixer, and often is referred to as a turnaround specialist. But he still can’t seem to form connections with the American people, a skill that comes so effortlessly to President Obama. Maybe it is because people don’t really know who he is or what he stands for. Early in his career, he marketed himself as a very moderate republican, even supporting a woman’s right to choose.
Now, Romney sings a very different tune. He has become much more conservative in his thinking, particularly on social issues. His critics accuse him of marketing himself whichever way is necessary to win. Does he believe in what he is saying or is he just telling us what he thinks we want to hear?
“ The Choice 2012” goes there. It provides background and analysis of each candidate that every voter should know about before heading to the polls. And Americans should strive to be an informed citizen. Your Obama T shirt or Romney bumper sticker just seem silly if you don’t know facts. They are two men with two fundamentally different ideas on how to make America great again. This coming November, America will have to decide. Who will you choose?