Sunday, November 04, 2012

No room on the ticket

As the Presidential Elections 2012 comes to its conclusion on Nov 6th, I am struck by how the choices being presented to the American people are so much fewer than they truly deserve.
As there are only 2 platforms, all manners of political opinion, are forced to choose just 2 sides.
So if you can't stomach President Obama's economic approach, you are stuck with the Tea Party loonies , and the "Rape is the will God", nut jobs.
I think President Obama is the more likable and relatable individual. I also don't believe Mitt Romney is severely conservative as he would like us to believe.
Since the minorities are always likely to vote democrat, the only way to win for the Republican's is to appeal to amongst others, the extreme right wing Tea party , no abortion types.
President Obama, on the other hand, seems to have sensed the disillusionment in his liberal base, and has focused his attentions there.
I didn't hear all of his speech accepting the nomination, but the one part the stuck was "We will leave nobody behind"
What is that but rhetoric, and coming to think of it, socialist rhetoric? If you believe this nation believes in the principle of personal responsibility,   do we really have a choice in the matter?   Each individual presumably makes his own fate.
I don't have the numbers to back me up, but there are a lot of people in this country who are liberal on social issues, and conservative on economic ones. Sadly these people are underrepresented on both tickets.
I don't envy the task of the American voter this November.

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