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GOP needs Romney at the wheelhouse if it wants to win in November

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: March 19, 2012

On the island of irresponsibility that is Washington, D.C., Obama's coordinates for solving this problem have us headed for harder times. Why haven't his policies helped so far? If the economy is getting better, as Obama claims, why are nonprofits like the one Cronley runs getting swamped by requests?

A second Obama term is a guaranteed shipwreck. If that happens, it will be too late to send an SOS to the Carpathian.

The latest challenge to a family's fiscal seaworthiness is gasoline prices. Obama is fixated on solar power and electric vehicles. Families are fixated on filling their cars with gas. The perfect storm for lower-income working Americans is having a job but having trouble buying the gas to get to work. Higher gas prices also float up grocery prices.

Sometimes, a rising tide really can lift all boats. That's not a Gingrich zinger but a John F. Kennedy platitude. From JFK's native Massachusetts, the Andrea Gail set sail on Sept. 20, 1991. It never returned to port.

Another Massachusetts politician wants to put the disastrous Obama presidency in dry dock. Mitt Romney is our best hope for avoiding the economic iceberg of another Obama term. Remember this next month as the Titanic sinking's 100th anniversary is noted.

Republicans need to lock in the coordinates for victory in November now by putting Romney in the wheelhouse.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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