Romney vs. Obama: a study in contrasts

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Much has been said, written and broadcast about these two presidential opponents, Mitt Romney and Barack H. Obama. So, I will do my best to put a few of their differences into perspective. While some points mentioned may not seem as important as others, they all have an impact on the character and nature of the man running for the most important job in the entire world.

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Former Governor Mitt Romney at a townhall in Sun Lakes, Arizona. Photo: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0 Generic License

Romney vs. Obama: Personal Histories

Romney was born into a stable marriage.Obama was conceived out of wedlock.
Romney’s father was a successful businessman and well-respected politician.Obama’s father and mother were free spirits and globetrotters with no ties to this country.
Romney’s father remained married to his mother.Obama’s father abandoned him at an early age.
Romney grew up in America and was taught about our heritage and history. Hence, he knows that we are a Christian nation.Obama grew up in Indonesia. Hence the confusion about our Christian heritage.
Romney’s early education taught him we have 50 states.Obama’s early education taught him there are 57 Arab states.


Financial Giving Histories

(NOTE: Both men say they believe in helping those less fortunate and giving back to our culture.)

Romney donated his $1M inheritance to college scholarship funds.Obama made it easier for college students to get loans.
When Romney was Governor of Massachusetts, he did not take a salary.Obama donated 1% of his income to charity in 2000-2009.
Romney donated his total $825,000 salary from the Olympics to charitable organizations.In 2005-2006, Obama increased his donations to charities to 5% of his annual income.
Romney, a rich man, gives back to to the poor through charities, etc.Obama , a rich man, tells us that the rich should give more.Obama’s aunt lives in Boston’s public housing. His brother lives in a hut in Africa.


Barack Obama. See this side-by-side with Mitt Romney.

Barack H. Obama. Photo: Pete Souza, January 13, 2009

Professional Histories

Romney has a 25-year history as a successful businessman.Obama graduated from law school and passed the Bar Exam in 1991.
Romney masterfully turned around the unsuccessful Olympics to being profitable.Obama was an unsuccessful Community Organizer
Romney was a successful Governor.Obama was an absentee Senator.
Romney is a proven job creator.Obama is a proven job destroyer.

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RoseAnn Salanitri is a published author and Acquisition Editor for the New Jersey Family Policy Council. She is a community activist who has founded the Sussex County Tea Party in her home state and launched a recall movement against Senator Robert Menendez. RoseAnn is also the founder of Veritas Christian Academy, as well as co-founder of Creation Science Alive, and a national creation science speaker.

13 Responses to Romney vs. Obama: a study in contrasts

  1. yarnoiser says:

    There is a clear error in this article. Your constitution includes a clause that prohibits the making of religious laws or prohibiting the free expression of religion. This clearly means no particular state religion for the US, which you described as a Christian nation.

    • Terry A. Hurlbut says:

      You misconstrue the First Amendment anyway. The Establishment Clause means that we have no official government church, and that the government does not hire or fire pastors. It does not mean that government officials must be atheists.

      • yarnoiser says:

        I guess that means I would have been wrong, had that been what was trying to say. Your statement is off topic.

        I know you guys are not fond of the statement “Separation of Church and State” but that is what is effectively set up by the clause in question. Are you referring to a set of principles that give equal protection to every religion as being exclusively christian?

        I’d say both your, and Ms. Salanitri’s replies are jumping to conclusions about my statement that do no follow from it’s contents. However, to do so would be pointing out the obvious.

        • Terry A. Hurlbut says:

          First of all, “separation of church and state” does not appear in the Constitution. It appears in the Letter to the Danbury Baptists by Thomas Jefferson. And that is the only primary source for that quote.

          And second: my statement is dead on topic. The whole point here is that, reading your remarks according to the simplest rules of inference, you think that freedom of religion means freedom from religion.

          • yarnoiser says:

            Only if “freedom from religion” means the right to choose any or none. I’m not expecting total absence of religion or religious influence in your nation or mine. Just complete individual freedom in matters of faith. And yes your statement was completely off topic. Let’s re-trace your flow of logic.

            Given Information:
            -Person on internet says US constitution prevents government from making religious laws or preventing free expression of religion.

            -Person says therefore US is not a Christian nation, and is without a particular state religion.

            -Person believes only Atheists should be government officials.

            Can you add some clarity to this “inference” of yours.

    • This country was founded upon Christian principles. Our Founders stated this over and over again. To deliberately confuse that this is “One Nation under God” with the fact that we do not operated under a theocracy is disingenous.

    • margaretdm says:

      Yes, that is true as we have a ‘separation of church and state…which is known as ‘religious freedom. However, this country was created as “one nation under God and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights and the pursuit of happiness. We WERE NOT endowed any rights under Tao, Buddha, Mohammed, Shintu or any other prophet from the past. America was guided and created under CHRISTIAN TENETS and PRINCIPALS…that’s why our door is open to people of all faiths and beliefs. It sounds like you have a different belief system and would like to demean American history and exceptionalism. If you look to destroy our Christian Foundations…we allow you another right!..The ‘right to l;eave this country’ and enjoy all of the restrictions and lack of freedoms in your ancestoral land. Please, live amongst us in peace or go back to where you came from!

  2. Nathaniel Roubideaux says:

    Mr. Obama became a member of the Illinois bar in 1991.

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  4. margaretdm says:

    Who took the test for him?

    • Nathaniel Roubideaux says:

      He’s got a remarkably high IQ and was a fantastic student. There’s no need to impugn his intelligence or integrity like that.

      • Terry A. Hurlbut says:

        How do you know? If he were that good a student, more people would remember him. Practically no one did. That’s not to say he never went there, but that he never did anything memorable.

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