Terry Paulson

Finally, as it relates to the terrorist attack on Benghazi and the loss of four Americans, we have unanswered questions: Since intelligence and real-time video clearly show that it was a terrorist attack, who authorized the talking points that stressed that the attack was a result of a demonstration over an offensive video even two weeks after all the facts were known? In response to the call for help at the embassy and annex, who authorized that no military support would be sent? Did you know about and support the decision to refuse additional security when it was requested by the ambassador well prior to the attack? In light of your promise of transparency, why didn't you authorize a press conference where all of the key figures, including yourself and Vice President Biden, could go on record with what they knew, when they knew it and what they did or did not authorize. Finally, if elected, will you step down from the presidency to avoid another Watergate faceoff, if it is proven that you lied to Americans and covered up your role in this travesty?

If you have not yet voted, take a long hard look at whether this president has earned your trust. People won't willingly follow a leader into the unknown unless they can trust that person's instincts, choices, and values. We did it once, but are you truly better off than you were four years ago?

Truth matters. Transparency matters. Lies matter. Values matter. With President Obama, it is becoming increasingly clear that he knows the exact calibration of political dishonesty and dodging that he can get away with. To Obama, it's politics and power that matter most.

Mitt Romney has a proven track record in the private and public sector. He is a man of strong values, and he has lived those values in and out of the public eye. Once Americans had a chance to see him unfiltered by media bias in the three live debates, his poll numbers soared. If elected, he will still have to prove he is worthy of our trust, but he has given every indication that he is worthy of that trust. President Obama has not. Tomorrow we will get beyond the polls to see who America will trust with the next four years.

Terry Paulson

Terry Paulson, PhD is a psychologist, award-winning professional speaker, author of The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results, and long-time columnist for the Ventura County Star.

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