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And while the president punts on entitlement reform, we are ready to stand with Americans who are serious about tackling real fiscal reform.

We are truly in a fight for freedom in this country, and I am proud of our Republican leaders for stepping up to the plate. Now it is my job to help elect more principled Republicans to join the conversation and help make our country as prosperous as we can be.

Barack Obama sought the presidency seemingly to make the difficult choices and put our nation on solid footing. If he continues to avoid making the tough decisions and instead insists on an agenda of more spending, higher taxes and more debt, the choice facing voters in 2012 won’t be very difficult.

Reince Priebus is chairman of the Republican National Committee.