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What should the presidential candidates be telling us to get our vote?
I am getting tired of candidates running for specific offices who neglect to tell us what they can or will do if they win. Instead they try to win the election by bashing and showing the negatives of their opponent. They should be highlighting their own positives. I think that would get a greater response from voters. What do you think?
They should be telling us the truth - but that isn't going to happen. So, I think instead of waiting for our candidates to tell us what they will do we have to be proactive citizens, do some research and make up our own minds who we think will do more for the benefit of the whole. This is where most people do not do their homework and just punch their "teams" button R or D and that is getting us into trouble.
I agree though less mudslinging would certainly be nice, however people tend to love drama and if you don't sling mud people are likely to pay less attention not more - that's just the sad reality. That's why people continue mudslinging campaigns - they work apparently (sigh)
I'm with you though - it would be nice if we could all grow up and play nice, but at least in this political arena I am not confident that will ever happen, and that's sad.
The truth is they can't do anything but lie. They can only make it seem as though they are going to benefit you.
The role of the government isn't to give away benefits or to run the economy. They are supposed to provide for the national defense of the country and take care of our infrastructure.
The reason the economy is so bad is because government started interfering in it. They distort everything and cause bad investments and prices to go up. Everything government runs falls apart, for example education, energy, healthcare, and the financial system that is about to collapse.
A credible one would say convincingly that he will work every day to pare down the federal government, not just in size but in authority, wealth, regulatory activity, military deployment, spending and debt, and in all other aspects. He would promise to do his best to stop government's constant expansion, reverse its growth, start to free Americans from the tax enslavement into which it is driving them, begin to retract the global US economic empire, and get Washington off the aching backs of the American people before they have had enough and throw it off for themselves. He would, effectively, be promising to preserve the United States rather than allow it to crash at the end of the line down which it is now racing.
None is likely to be so honest with us, though. He would believe he would be destroyed by the establishment, from the national political class to its supporting financial sector in what we like to call private industry to its propaganda ministry in the mass media. He will instead lie to us to get elected, all with the best of intentions, and then once in office find he is unable to act in ways contrary to the interests of the establishment because, out of fear of the power arrayed against it, he did not build public support for his cause when he had the chance.
What we will continue to get, then, is presidents who run on status quo platforms, differentiating themselves with marginal issues rather than crucial ones. The runaway federal train will continue careening down the track to its inevitable end. Get ready for the crash. The national state will not accept reform, and so it already is down to every man for himself.
What I wonder is how much arm-twisting, even evil threatening types of pressure a candidate is under. One can read the history of candidates become president in days gone by and find such is very previlent. It seems a candidate is continually weighing the risks of saying this or that and what kind of onslought of attacks and accusations will ensue. The candidate is weighing telling what the public majority wants to hear against the risks of saying it.
Looking to take such a powerful position brings the candidate face-to-face with other power players who will do most anything to get what they want from the potential president. It takes very strong integrity and moral principles to take high risks and stand up to that kind of pressure, as we have seen some in past history able to do, but those types are few.
Use to lie and talk about the things which voters like to listen. Naturally you should be opposing and pointing the mistakes of the governing president. Voters like to listen the negative activities which became the cause of suffering and you want to bring healthy and happy things for the voters. The most hot things should be highlighted to achieving vote like, to provide job opportunities of every one, health securities of voters, less taxes, decrease the fuel prices, free education and to increase unemployment money etc.
I don't want them telling me anything, because they're likely just going to lie anyway. I think they should be judged on their track records alone. I still think that "honest politician" is an oxymoron.
I think they should tell us the truth which would likely NOT get either one of them elected.
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