Newt Gingrich suspended his campaign in the presidential race today, making Mitt Romney the likely Republican presidential nominee. He has thanked all of his supporters in a recently released video.
On the Anniversary of the Death of Osama Bin Laden
Today marks the one year anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden and President Obama will speak about it today. The Obama campaign has released several ads recently portraying the mission as an example of the President’s strong role in foreign policy during his administration, questioning whether or not Mitt Romney would have made the same bold decision to go after Bin Laden (based on comments Romney made in 2008). Meanwhile, the Romney campaign is downplaying Obama’s role in the success of the mission, saying that “any thinking American would have ordered exactly the same thing”.
On the Economy and Job Creation
Obama also hopes to emphasize his role in keeping large American corporations such as General Motors, AIG and Fannie Mae from falling into bankruptcy. Recent television ads accuse Romney of backing policies that would lead to outsourcing American jobs overseas. Romney points to Obama’s poor “job creation record” and the country’s slow economic recovery as indications that the President is attempting to distract Americans from the shortcomings of his own administration. Mitt Romney has recently gained an influx of support from republican voters who previously rallied behind Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
Recent polls are showing that Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are running neck and neck in the race for the Presidency. In the Gallup daily tracking poll, they are virtually tied, with Romney showing a lead among key independent voters. Polls show Obama with a large advantage among women voters. The next six months of the campaign leading up to election day are going to be extremely interesting as both major political parties do everything possible to win the White House. Stay informed of all the latest presidential campaign updates by visiting inauguralscholar.com often and join us in January to witness the presidential Inauguration!