Read the rest of my thoughts after the jump! --->
2. Quit being a whiner
Last I checked, Presidents don't whine. Quit whining when you get hit with powerful attack ads from the other side. "Waaaaah! They distorted my record on when I was at Bain, they're being unfair." You're a crybaby. Whining about what the other side is doing is what your aides and underlings are for. You're supposed to strike back forcefully yourself.
3. Release your tax records
At this point, your continued refusal to release your tax records just adds to the flames. It really makes me wonder what it is you may be hiding in there that is so awful that taking all this flak is actually better than releasing them. The tradition of releasing 12 years of tax returns is standard for Presidential candidates thanks to a precedent established by your own father! You can't just get away with releasing a year or two. I'm sorry, but a candidate for the office of President should have to release more information than an average Joe trying to refinance his mortgage.
6. Stop sticking your foot in your mouth
Seriously, cut that crap out. It is extremely unpresidential. Don't say things like you enjoy firing people, or that London did a bad job of Olympics preparation, or anything else along those lines. You're making it extremely hard to take you seriously when you can't seem to realize you're saying something incredibly stupid. On your recent trip abroad you told the Israelis that the only thing separating their economy from the Palestinians was culture. Really? Culture? Not the weight of economic sanctions leveled on the Palestinians by the Israelis?
7. Stop pandering to your audience and changing your tune at every campaign stop
When you were in Poland, you told the people there that their economy rebounded from Communism thanks to their strong labor unions. Dummy! Don't go praising unions! That's the Democrats' ally, not yours! Then on the same trip abroad you praised the Israelis' low healthcare costs as a nation. They have socialized medicine there idiot! You do it here at home in the states too. By changing in the wind every time you give a speech, you reaffirm the doubts people have about you, that you're just a political creature that will say anything and everything to get elected. We already know you changed your position on every major issue within the past 10 years - gun control, abortion, gay marriage, healthcare, and many more. The last thing you want to be doing is reminding everyone that you appear to have no spine.
You've chosen Paul Ryan. It is a bold choice, but I don't think it was the smartest choice you could've made. On the other hand, there was really a shortage of strong candidates for VP, just like there was a shortage of strong candidates for President, which is why we are stuck with you as your party's nominee in the first place.
9. Pay off my wife's and my student loan debt
Come on, you're filthy rich. You can buy my and my wife's votes easy without blinking a sweat, for only a handful of times what you would've bet Rick Perry at that one debate. You can probably write it off as a charitable donation too. Plus, it's economic stimulus. Those monthly payments we do on our student debt would instead be pumped in to the economy in the form of purchases of goods and services. In all seriousness though, you do need to address student loan debt for people in this country in this election. Too many of us are graduating from college or grad school buried under a mountain of debt, which is delaying when we of my generation purchase things such as a house, get married, or have a family. Doing something about the student loan debt shouldn't only be an issue for the Democrats, it should be an issue for everyone.
10. Quit outright lying.
It's one thing to be slightly deceitful. That's expected in a politician. It's another thing to be outright lying at every campaign stop. That's exactly what you are doing with attacking Obama for "cutting Medicare" and "gutting welfare." For the cuts to Medicare - those are projected reductions in spending thanks to improved efficiencies and eliminated waste. In fact, those exact same reductions in spending on Medicare are included in the Paul Ryan budget, and you've gone on record before supporting them. So attacking them now is total BS and you know it. For the gutting of welfare - what Obama recently did to change the welfare laws was to give the states more control over how they administer welfare. It's something that GOP governors have been asking for for several years now, and when you were Governor you petitioned for the same thing. For once the fed gov't does more for states rights and you have the nerve to complain? You raging hypocrite! Knock it off!
Ok those are my thoughts. I know that Romney will never be able to accomplish the things on this list, but a guy can dream right?