Davis called himself “a common-sense businessman,” and said he has the goal of visiting every county in America aboard a tour bus plastered with a “John Davis for President” slogan.
Davis spent a few minutes at the Cadiz Restaurant talking to residents about how he hopes to fix America’s problems and a platform the Colorado builder calls his “foundation.”
“I can’t change my platform, it has to be my foundation, it has to be my roots, what I grew up with,” Davis said. “It’s pro-God, family and country, pro-military, second amendment, pro-life, pro-balanced budget and pro-doing the right things for the right reasons for Americans.”
Davis said that while helping others in the world out is a noble goal, we have to take care of each other first.
After visiting at that time more than 400 of the country’s 3,141 counties, Davis said the biggest worry he’s encountered with the American people is the economy. Job creation is a good goal, but the Republican presidential candidate said that’s probably not a job the president can do.
“Free enterprise creates jobs. I’m tired of politicians growing big government on the backs of American workers,” Davis said. “And the way they do that is regulation on free enterprise, small businesses.”
Davis continued by saying that growing government regulations are stifling the free enterprise system that built America. While policies intended to protect the environment and the consumer can be good, excessive restrictions on business owners and manufacturers are making it increasingly more difficult to operate within the law while remaining profitable.
The candidate also talked briefly about immigration, and specifically illegal immigration. Although he doesn’t want amnesty for illegal immigrants, he would be in favor of some kind of guest worker program. He thinks the current adminstration isn’t doing enough to secure the border.
He also said many immigrants are hard working, and want and deserve a chance to pay into the system and be able to send some money back home.
Davis would not comment on the U.S.’s current involvement in Libya, saying he lacked sufficient information to give an informed answer. He added that a plan for dealing with Libya should have already been in place, and America’s current actions do not appear to be part of a long-term plan.