What do President Ebele, Obama and Romney of Bain Capital have in common? Ok. Say - according to some Nigerians and some Americans, the 3 have no clue what has been going on for three years as President and Chief Executive. Nigerians portray President Ebele as someone that has been so overwhelmed that he is over his head. Believe it or not he admitted he was destabilized by Boko Haram. Romney presidency may be worse. The main argument of Mr. Romney against President Obama is that Obama has no clue because he was so overwhelmed. We now find out that Romney was the President and Chief Executive of Bain Capital since 1999 but without a clue of what was going on for 3 years.
Though he was collecting salary, the major shareholder and attended some board meetings according to his testimony while running for the Governor of Massachusetts.
The irony here is that Mr. Romney had retired retroactively from Bain Capital while Mr. Dick Cheney was in charge. Romney was coordinating Olympics with all countries and in that spirit, while waiting for some Presidents like Nigeria’s Ebele, got Bermuda and Swiss accounts. Excuse this writer, he got it wrong. Ebele was not President then. Mr. Cheney never ran Bain Capital, he was the powerful Vice President of Bush. Swiss account? Well. Mr. Cheney was so powerful, some thought he ran Bush Administration, yet he could not make President Bush pardon Lewis “Scooter” Libby. Bush was not that clueless as Romney at Bain, after all. You can imagine why McCain prefer Palin after looking at his taxes. Opponents of Mr. Romney during primary see an opportunity to derail him. Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, or Ron Paul would be glad to release their tax returns from years.
Romney may do the same if he becomes the President of United States. After all, Nigeria had President Yar’Adua, god knows for how many years, that ruled Nigeria without any clue of what was going on in the world, or in Nigeria. It seems that the way American campaign is going, Nigerian politicians are watching and anticipating the next move. We adopted their presidential system and every word out of our politicians has USA mark. Poor Obama. This is a man that has been criticized for tackling too many responsibilities at one time. Indeed Republicans were praying feverishly that once the Supreme Court overturned his Affordable Care Act, he would have wasted all his years in office and nothing to show as an accomplishment.
But Obama saved the world from economic collapsed, ended the Iraq war, got Osama Bin Laden and signed equal pay for women.
Wow, in any other country Obama would be credited for accomplishing difficult tasks. In Nigeria we are still stuck with – To Keep Nigeria One Is A Task That Must Be Done. Since that task began in Nigeria, we are still working on it but it seems we are getting further away than closer to accomplishing the single task of security to life and property. Forget other tasks like infrastructure and corruption, Ebele can only fight one - Boko Haram. Those Africans that do not believe in “ecrube” must think about who actually washed the head of Obama’s father before he left Kenya. Since the days of the African Popes and black rulers of Europe, his son was the one anointed to be the President of USA. He did more than some US presidents in eight years, but as a black man, he will never be fully credited. How many of his race has?
Africans are always fascinated with democratic elections in Europe and America. They claim to be free and fair but the results have been doubtful recently. When the Liberal Party in Britain decided against the Labor and backed Conservative Party into power, little did they realize that they were heading to a double deep recession. Some of us, yes O, we told you so! Romney, without any clue wants the same economy as World leader. We have to credit Conservative and Republican parties in Britain and USA, they told their constituencies how they were going to revive the recession by austerity measures on the middle class. Before Obama Administration, that was what Bush Administration preached and implemented. Tax cut and tax cut that benefited you the more money you make.
Deregulations that allowed Wall Street to run wild, crashed and cut in safety nets. Guess what, it got them double deep recession in Britain and Romney wants same old stuff implemented from his first day in office as the President of world economic leader. The problem is the US will go into another recession like Britain when cuts to safety net, deregulation, and tax cut balloon the same deficit they care so much about. Careless though of tax cut for those that neither asked for nor needed it. It makes deficit worse. Those familiar with Romney in Massachusetts said he may be right because when he was Governor, he got so bored and did not run for second term. He had no clue when he signed their Health law, so he is against it nationally. Romney would be defended by conservative press. As the President of the United States, he would be obsessed with hiding his money in foreign banks and helping his friends do the same like Nigerian politicians.
However, Mr. Romney is neither President Ebele nor President Mandela because he only served one term in Massachusetts. He is filthy rich and we know how he made his money legitimately by business acumen. Some have called him a corporate raider like Mr. Carl Icahn and they have justified the process of killing weak companies so that the strong ones could survive. But that might have killed General Motors that Obama saved. A word of caution to Obama supporters. Several months ago many of you were sure that Republicans could not produce a formidable opponent to Obama, you now know the race is too close to call and there are still some months to go.
One can build a reputation for many years and it can come, tumbling down in a moment. A moment is a long time in politics. Obama may be the first President in US history to be outspent.
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Joe Mba N.J USA, July 27, 2012
Mr. Romney's showing in England outside United State has stripped him of the sincerity to lead the most powerful nation. There is more to come when he get to Israel. Not even Jonathan was that bad. If you do not know what to say, shut up.
Sisimi New York, USA July 25, 2012
Everything about Romney is fake except his money and how to make it into his pocket. He will say anything and do anything to get elected.
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