ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

THE TEST FOR IOWANS.

Updated on January 3, 2012

A vote from the heart issue.

The eyes of all Americans are on Iowans this morning, as they are voting in the caucuses there to test the political winds blowing over the United States at this very moment.

It is a fact that the occasion is one devoted to the Republican Party's agenda to nominate a candidate, who will challenge President Barack Obama in this year's general election; but the direction of the votes there can also be seen as the temperature of how the people feel, with respect to how things are going for the country.

The caucuses offer Iowans the opportunity to be frank and fair, and not to say that one party has come to their state to spend millions of dollars there and therefore they will just be one sided and favor that party alone.

It cannot be emphasized more that the presence of the Republicans there has boost the economy in the state, as hotels and restaurants are full to the brim each and every night.

The cash registers of businesses are ringing non-stop, and entrepreneurs are counting their profits and wanting the situation to stay like that throughout the year, if need be.

In short, business is booming all around, and Iowans do appreciate the candidates and their entourage being there.

However, that must not be the only reason to sway them, or the speeches of the candidates that are naturally biased against the Obama administration, no matter how one slices them. They (candidates) must not be seen as sharing their view from an independent stand point; for they are solely there to fight for themselves first, to clinch their party's nomination.

In that wise, they will say whatever that they think necessary to promote their personal image, and convince the people that, each individual in the group is better than the next person; but we all know that cannot be true.

They have their weaknesses and failures in life as everyone else, but they are going to hide their warts and present themselves as Saints without blemish. It must be obvious that they are not there just for the sake of criticizing Obama per se; they are also there to damage any progress that his administration is making and continues to make both at home and abroad.

As the media are our witness, the last three years have been full of drama; and with the country fighting in two wars, their costs will saddle the government expenditure by all means. That will cause a chain reaction, from saving and creating jobs through programs that will help senior citizens with prescription drug prices, and 12 million alien immigrants, who want to be given the right to stay in the country.

The Arab spring and its fallout, and other issues, such as Iran wanting to undermine the International effort to stop nuclear proliferation, and the Euro currency problems that have crippled many countries.

The financial situation in Europe has escalated from day to day, and has caused even Greece, a sublime and peaceful nation, to be a tinder box for extreme violence; and to say the least, all that will eventually mess up the home economy of the U.S.

Partisan squabbles have made the U. S. Congress unstable, particularly, as the Republicans beguiled the voters to give them control of the House of Representatives. The tea party revolution, as it has come to be called, has nothing in mind, but to aim at removing the first African American president from power. Congress has been dysfunctional and gridlocked ever since.

So, Iowan voters have a lot on their plate this day; but one thing they must do is to try and waver from party politics, and use their hearts to vote for the candidate, who will put the country first in all things.

Their (candidates') promises are superficial, and they must not be what the Iowans are voting for.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)