Well intended sentiments may be similar, but not in the big well rounded picture for the future & the path in the direction of the last 4 years. The challenger is more genuine with his goal than the incumbent's promises with the challenger actually balanced budget's in various occupations, & work across the aisle to get both parties to work together, while the incumbent hasn't signing sequestration as solutions to keep his spending.
The challenger (we/us) clearly understand how the world works & turns unlike Biden Jr. (I/me) who seemed like a robot taking on the persona of Biden Sr. demeanor, but having not been vetted properly 4 years ago this is all he has to score some points with. Surrounding oneself with celebrities, house parties, dinner, & concert will not improve any body's intelligence.
I agree with the challenger that in order to be influential to the world the U.S. needs to be strong domestically from a strong economy that can support a strong military. This is why China is building Ships, Carriers & Aircraft for being the 2nd largest economy & largest manufacturer in the world. The challenger understood that we need a partner with China, but it shouldn't be under unequal footing & its not in China's best interest to export less to the U.S..
I agree that foreign aid must be used wisely & responsibly to move about change not as a blind thrust hopping for change but instead put the very group or Ideologue that seeks to dominate, subjugate, & destroy in power, destroying the old civil infrastructure replacing it with a chaotic, undisciplined thugs with criminals, & corrupt infrastructure.
Personally I don't think Anybody should be involve at all using foreign aid as a blind trust or tributary (bribe, ransom, or pay extortion). If they over threw their old regime on their own & wish to destroy & subjugate others then one must react when they attack. By aiding them overthrow the old regime will not improve anything with the chicken coming home to roost laughing.
Two weeks ago the incumbent with his defensive attacking talking points over 2 or 4 years just simply got more aggressive with no new ideas, solutions, & rebuttal. Still the incumbent hasn't passed a budget ((D) controlling the house & senate on 09-11) since entering office, and still spending & borrowing at twice the rate of his predecessor. Devaluing the dollar (pay cut) further as the feds prints (Quantitative Easing) & buy back what they can't sell to international countries is nothing more than money laundering. More borrowing & spending wont cut the deficit, just as it didn't cut the 9 trillion deficit to 4.5 trillion deficit & ended up with 17 trillion deficit instead. Australia's dollar use to be worth half that of the U.S. now ist worth more & probably 5 - 10 times more if the incumbent gets re-elected.
The incumbent tauts 4.5 Million jobs created but fails to mention 4.3 Million jobs lost 4.5 million added minus 4.3 million lost is only 200k NOT 4.5 million. There's been no surge in the past month for new start up, chains, mom & pops business, & expansion in existing industries, textile, manufacturing, retail, struggling USPO, refineries, educations, transportation, even finance & many other struggling along with a number of bankrupt cities such as stockton, prichard, & san bernandino.
The incumbent's ideas in job creation amounts to loan guarantees, waivers, tax exemptions, tax credits, & loop holes, Solyndra, Abound Solar, Solar Power, GE paid 0 taxes who outsourced more than half of its labor force to China & India, Boundlers, MF Global, Fisker, GM who got bailed out 3 times in the course of 6 months till undergoing structured bankruptcy with bonuses to change its costly habits, got 45.5 Billion tax credits, closed down hundreds of dealerships, boost productions in foreign (china/russia) GM plants (outsourcing ring a bell?) to be imported by the U.S.
You can bet they won't get a tax increase if the incumbent gets re-elected.
The only thing the incumbent understand about economics is when you borrow money, the more money you can spend & since government can print money legally why not keep printing to fund his runaway spending. Its like a friend borrowing money from everyone close to them by faking cancer to go on a world tour or a lavish wedding. Its not about making money through trade, materials, goods, manufacturing, entertainment, or service, but making money by exhausting every ones money.