Trump gives America chance to correct course

Story highlights

  • Mike Kelly: A Republican presidency would have delivered a dramatically better reality for our citizens over past eight years
  • Trump victory next month would be a course correction for our entire union, he says

Rep. Mike Kelly, a Republican, represents Pennsylvania's 3rd District in Congress. The views expressed are his own.

(CNN)"For of all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these: 'It might have been.'"

John Greenleaf Whittier wrote those words 160 years ago, but they are just as relevant today. Indeed, they serve as a guiding light for the decisions I make every day, whether as a father or a husband or a businessman or a public servant. And in less than one month, those words will guide my decision as a voter.
Four years ago, I watched our country miss a tremendous opportunity to vastly improve our national well-being when we re-elected President Barack Obama and shunned Mitt Romney.
    Mike Kelly
    To this day, I believe the United States suffered on every measurable level -- economically, societally and internationally -- because of that decision, and I suspect many of my fellow Americans retrospectively agree.
    Why? Because of what "might have been."