When he was asked about the economy recently, President Barack Obama awarded himself a grade of incomplete. But that is a non-answer, and a misleading one.
The problem with Obama isnt that he hasnt done anything, but that what hes done hasnt worked. As $5 trillion added to the national debt would suggest, the president has accomplished plenty of things in office. They just havent made my generation better off, let alone been fiscally responsible.
He passed the almost $1 trillion stimulus (which didnt create jobs) and a massive government overhaul of health care (which didnt control costs).
Many of my classmates are graduating college only to face record levels of student loan debt and limited, if any, job prospects. Many have had no choice but to move back home with their parents.
This isnt how things were supposed to turn out. This isnt what Obama promised.
The American people deserve a president who will level with them. Obama wont even do that. In the first two years of his presidency, his own party controlled both houses of Congress. Its time for real leadership in the White House, and thats exactly what Mitt Romney would deliver.
Anthony Christina State College
The writer is chairman of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans.