Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Why are you voting?

In just under 3 months, America will choose the next leader of the free world. In a virtual dead heat, American voters can’t seem to decide between two very different candidates. One candidate brings to the table years of experience, credibility, and honor, while the other seems only to be able to deliver an entertaining speech. Scary, isn’t it? That America, in a time of war, economic uncertainty, and escalation of threats from abroad, is intrigued by a candidate simply by his charm, articulation, and general appearance, and know very little about the issues and how he plans to solve them.

The fact is, most American’s don’t want to spend the time to learn the issues, let alone know how the candidates stand on the issues. They will decide on how well they can warm up to someone, how well that person can merely suggest being able to help them.

For the next 12 weeks, I will bring to you a new issue each week, and explain to you the different ways each candidate plans on tackling the issue. Put the title of Republican, Democrat, or even Independent aside, and take an impartial, no nonsense look at the issues and the differing solutions. It is then that you will realize that much more goes into choosing the next President then a catchy slogan.

2 comments:

G.L. Dunlap -Colorado said...

Why am I voting?!

Facts are facts. George Bush has been in office for 7-plus years. The first six, the economy was great.

• Consumer confidence stood at a 2-year high

• Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon

• The unemployment rate was 4.5 percent

• The Dow Jones hit a record high—14,000+

• Americans were buying new cars, taking cruises, vacations overseas, living large But America wanted change. So, in 2006 they voted in a Democratic Congress and yep, we got change all right.

In the past year:

• Consumer confidence plummeted.

• Gasoline is now around $4 a gallon.

• Unemployment is up to 5 percent (a 10 percent increase)

• Americans have seen their home equity drop by $12 trillion; values and prices continue to drop.

• One percent of American homes are in foreclosure.

• The Dow is probing around 11,000. Some $2.5 trillion in stocks, bonds and portfolios have evaporated.

In 2006, Americans voted for change and we sure got it. And now Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate, is really going to give us change.

How much more change can we stand? I can't, so I'm voting!!!

Ferny for McCain at Stanford said...

That was a good one g.l. dunlap!