Election 2012 - What is Your Vote?
This presidential campaign has been absolutely captivating. These men seem powerful and confident in their own ways. You have the successful business man who has made money hand over fist. On the surface, his appeal is significant in these rough economic times even if he may seem a bit out of touch from the everyday Joe. You have the charismatic one who seems to understand the plight of the middle class and can relate so well with people. On the surface, his words touch many as he speaks so eloquently about hope and change.
It is true that both candidates have their strengths and weaknesses, and both have a great number of supporters and rejecters. This race is so close and the numbers still show the win could go to either one.
So, where do you fit in?
With so much at stake and the election nearing the end, it is easy to fall into the trap of believing everything you see in the debates or everything you see on commercials…and what about the talking heads of television and radio vehemently putting their spin into this already confusing game of politics? Even celebrities step up to the plate and announce who they are voting for and who you should be voting for.
But seriously people, you can’t base your vote on this.
With all the tools of knowledge literally right at your fingertips, the best thing you can do for you is to educate yourself on the candidates. Go beyond what is being said now; truly explore their history. What have they stood for in the past? What views have they changed and why did those views change? What issues are important to you and where does each candidate stand on those topics?
The issue of the economy is very real, and the US economy is not the only one that has suffered in the past several years. Around the world, many countries are experiencing the similar woes, or even worse.
Is that Obama’s fault?
We live in times where business is global…and not just importing and exporting products. Jobs have been sent to other countries as well. When you have a global economy, situations that occur in other countries will have an impact to others.
And when did the economy start going bad in the US?
What is the true impact of the housing market and banking industries on the economy and when the heck did all that start?
What about the reaction time?
What other industries were impacted…and why?
These are just a few of the questions to consider…just about the economy.
What about the other issues….and there are many other issues. Immigration. Taxes. Abortion rights. Health Care. I could keep going. So what is your stance on these issues?
My point, people, is that to make the right selection of which candidate to vote for, you can’t simply rely on what people are saying. Inform yourself. Then vote.