During the third presidential debate at Lynn University, Boca Baton, Florida Monday Oct 22nd 2012, President Obama accused GOP presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney of wanting to take America back to the economic policies that preceded the great depression. In their debate on Monday, Obama asserted that his rival’s plans will only revive the ‘‘economic policies of the 1920s’’. The comment typically implies that Mitt Romney plan seems like a replica of that of President Bush.
The theme of the leaders in 1920 was low taxes and light regulation and this is exactly what the Presidents rival is driving towards. Obamas implication that things did not work out so well then appealed to the audience, with the Wall Street crash and the great depression starting at the end of the decade under another republican, Herbert Hoover. We might not want to select someone who is following the same path.
In conjunction with this, another outstanding moment during this debate was the commander in chief’s horses and bayonets line. President Obama said ‘’ let me mention the navy for example we have fewer ships than in 1916, well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them, ships that go under water, nuclear submarines…’’ Obama appealed to the audience by trying to portray the governor as someone who has policies and principles that will bring the country backward.