In war and in peace, it has always been the American people who fix our country, not some messianic figure.
All we need is just the freedom to do it. Here Romney could weave his own story into the theme of American initiative. Romney's father came from pioneer stock, and built himself up from having a poor ranch in Mexico to becoming the leader of American manufacturing in Detroit. George Romney did build that. But he didn't do it alone, and neither did his son at Bain Capital or the 2002 Winter Olympics. In every business there are partners to work with, customers to please and employees to lead. It takes finesse to make such an ungainly thing as a business or big organization or even a nation to work. It takes courage to submit your best efforts to the tough measure of the market place. And it takes leadership.
But one of the most important things for a leader to know is when to lead, and when to shut up and get out of the way.
Mister Obama, it is time for you to do the latter. Romney must conclude that this is not just any election. At stake is the question of whether we will proceed with broken promises and change in the wrong direction, or to free Americans to make our country great again.
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