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To the editor:
As a fourth-grader in North Carolina, I learned that our state motto is “To be rather than to seem.”
Now I am a 29-year-old wife and mother who prays that everyone planning to vote in this great state realizes that President Barack Obama is not the inspiring advocate for change he seemed to be four years ago.
North Carolina has been devastated by economic policies formulated or supported by Obama, and he has failed to make the changes he promised the American people.
My hometown of Hickory was the fourth highest city for unemployment during the peak of this recession, at 16 percent due to manufacturing jobs being sent overseas (USA Today, 2011). Brunswick County’s unemployment rate is still at 10.5 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.
The Obama Administration seems blind to our suffering.
If we want a president who will lead our nation back to economic prosperity, we will choose Mitt Romney. No, I do not know Romney personally. I do, however, have friends here in the Shallotte congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who worked closely with Romney when he was state president (regional leader) for our church in Boston.
They assure me he worked tirelessly to counsel and aid people from all walks of life during his unpaid Christian ministry. He has business sense, bipartisan pragmatism, courage and integrity we need in the Oval Office.
I believe Mitt Romney is what he seems to be.