Well, all the chess pieces are on the board there is no late game changers left we now have the two tickets in what could be the most important election since Abraham Lincoln. So let’s get ready to rumble. I think we are in for some exciting times in determining what direction the United States is headed in. The question is are the American people going to be paying close enough attention to make up their own mind or are we just a bunch of drones that follow whatever queen bee we are affiliated with.
It is not going to be easy to determine what the truth is with so much mud being thrown from both parties. Will President Obama be able to make the case that high unemployment and a high poverty level are the failures of President George W Bush and the republican led house and if given enough time he can get things working again? Will the Romney label of him being just a rich guy that is out of touch with middle and lower class of America stick and that he is not just going to do the same thing that President George W Bush did? How will Paul Ryan’s nomination effect the Republican ticket with those key independent voters? Will Joe Biden be able to stick to the script or will he fly off the handle? Only 80+ days until the election and there is still lots to see.
What we do know is that there is a stark difference in ideology between the two tickets this go around and hopefully both groups will be able to articulate their vision for the future of the country. That way when the American people go to the voting booth they will be picking what they want to see in America’s future not just picking the candidate that they personally like. It will be interesting to see if the American people are ready for a bigger government or will self-reliance ahnd smaller government be the victor. All I know is that things are going to get very interesting the next couple of months and I just hope and pray that the majority of American people can tune in long enough and away from reality TV the coming NFL season to make what they would personally consider a wise decision and not just a party vote. With close to 16 trillion in debt we all might want to be paying close attention to this one.
Will the American people pay attention this time and not just spit out the talking points of whatever candidate they like and have a real discussion? Probably not but there is always that hope for a change in which we take the 2012 election seriously.
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