There’s probably not a single reasonable American voter supporting either presidential candidate who believes their man has an inherently strong personal interest and vast understanding of the issues important to the average sportsman and woman.
But just because neither President Barack Obama nor Gov. Mitt Romney fully comprehend the individual fulfillment one gains from hunting South Dakota ringnecks over a dog with good friends, sitting solo in a deer stand on a crisp Midwestern morning, or hearing an elk bugle among the quaking aspens of Colorado, both candidates—and, more importantly, their campaign staff—understand the vital importance American sportsmen carry as a voting bloc.
And that’s precisely the reason why each campaign reaches out to sportsmen to some degree, as evidenced by Sportsmen for Obama and Sportsmen for Romney.
“Under the President’s leadership, conservation programs are protecting the nation’s natural resources, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities and building valuable habitat for wildlife,” states the information contained on the Sportsmen for Obama website. “The Obama administration is working with more than 500,000 farmers and ranchers to implement conservation practices on nearly 30 million acres of land. The President is also investing in projects in all 50 states to conserve wildlife and habitat and to create outdoor recreation jobs.”
The Sportsmen for Romney Coalition, whose national co-chairs include Jeff Foxworthy, a co-blogger here at HuntingClub.com, asserts, “Mitt Romney has strong and growing support among our nation’s conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts.”
In Gov. Romney’s words: “We are blessed with great natural beauty as well. It is the sportsmen and women of America who keep safe that natural wealth for this generation and many more to come. Hunters, fishermen, sports-shooters, and outdoors enthusiasts not only create millions of jobs and pump billions of dollars into our economy, they stand on the forefront of defending our Second Amendment rights and protecting the natural wonder of our nation. If I am fortunate enough to become president, they will have a friend in the White House.”
The long and arduous campaign—along with the months of heated rhetoric and accusations from both sides—will thankfully come to an end in just a few days.
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