Presidential Race

By: Reid Zaworski

Background Information- Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney was born on March 21, 1947 in Detroit , Michigan. He is the son of George Romney, the former governor of Michigan. He ran in the 2008 republican election and lost to John McCain. Romney attended BYU for his undergraduate degree and then went to Harvard for law and business school. While in school he married Ann Davies and eventually had five boys.

Background Information- Barack Obama

Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961. Obama and his mom moved to Indonesia where he went to school until 5th grade. Before 5th grade Obama moved to Honolulu and went to Punahou from 5th grade to graduating high school. He was able to go to college through scholarships and student loans. He went to Harvard law school and became the first African American president of Harvard law review. He was elected president on November 4, 2008 and was happily married to Michelle Obama and they had two daughters, Malia and Sasha.
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Issues- Jobs

Obama- Obama thinks that we could create jobs by investing in unemployment benefits, bridges and highways, and giving money to states to pay for teachers and police. This will cost a lot, but in the overall he thinks it will be good. Obama wants the government to help a lot with the jobs.


Romney- Romney wants the government to have a smaller role in job making. He says that the pipeline from Canada to America will create 1.2 million jobs. He thinks that government regulations actually hurt the economy.

Issues- Taxing

Obama- Obama wants to tax people who have an income of over $250 thousand. He thinks that taxing them more will support poor people and keep everyone balanced.


Romney- Romney will lower taxes for everyone so that everyone has money to spend, which will boost businesses, especially small ones, which will in turn boost the economy.

Issues- Debt and Defecits

Obama- Will try to spend about 22% of the GDP and will also raise taxes on the rich to help pay for everyone else.


Romney- Romney will try to spend about 20% of the GDP and will have no new taxes and will lower taxes.


Both the presidents want to lower the deficit by $400 billion, which is only 10% of the total deficit.

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Predictions

The current polls show that the candidates are tied. Recently Obama had a small lead, but Romney has caught up and tied the polls. Based on the polls I think if Romney stays on this little streak, then Romney will win the election.

Final Thoughts

The race has gotten very close thanks to the debates. At first Obama was way in the lead, but recently Romney has caught up. Both of the candidates have plans that could help America, but they need to work on it because each has flaws in their plans. But I think that Romney will win because his plan is a little bit better.

Works Cited

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Scherer, Ron. "Obama vs. Romney 101: 5 ways they differ on jobs - Government's role - CSMonitor.com." The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Oct. 2012. <http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2012/0829/Obama-vs.-Romney-101-5-ways-they-differ-on-jobs/Government-s-role>.

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