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Will the E;ection 2012 rhetoric finally get serious now? Hey! We've got real pr

  1. Perspycacious profile image81
    Perspycaciousposted 5 years ago

    Will the E;ection 2012 rhetoric finally get serious now?  Hey! We've got real problems folks!

  2. James-wolve profile image78
    James-wolveposted 5 years ago

    Rhetoric will be the same and every previous rhetoric was serious.

  3. d.william profile image65
    d.williamposted 5 years ago

    Interesting question.  However, i am not sure if that semicolon should be a "j", "L" or "r".  LOL.  Assuming it should be an "L" i would have to say a resounding "NO".
    There will not be any substantive rhetoric, as that would mean they would be forced to blatantly lie about what they are actually up to (the tea party agenda).  Their agendas against women, elderly, the poor, and minorities will not be felt until well after they take control of the country, and congress itself.
    So, yes, we certainly do have a real problem looming over our heads.

  4. tHErEDpILL profile image88
    tHErEDpILLposted 5 years ago

    Candidates are puppets that get into office by promising favors to wealthy and powerful individuals.  When they get into office their main goal is to satisfy their monetary supporters.  The last real president we had was John F. Kennedy, and look what happened to him.  Once you start trying to actually change things (Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X) they kill you.

  5. carol7777 profile image91
    carol7777posted 5 years ago

    I hope so, and that the candidates will start hitting the trail with solutions for the deficit, workplace and getting us fiscally sound.

  6. alifeofdesign profile image91
    alifeofdesignposted 5 years ago

    oh, how we can all wish for such, but I fear that it will forever be the same until the day the masses stand up and say "ENOUGH".

    What about term limits?
    How about a cap on campaign spending?
    What if we tried to operate the government the way so many manage a healthy, vibrant family earning 20,00 and less?
    How about we choose to work toward mutual goals and not root for our particular team?
    What if....

  7. Catherine Kane profile image85
    Catherine Kaneposted 5 years ago

    Zounds! You don't think it's serious already?

    I'm not sure if I can take it if it becomes much more intense.

  8. randslam profile image82
    randslamposted 5 years ago

    Short answer is no...but what can you expect from puppets being displayed as intelligent men.

    It is going to be a very long election season...with a sad result for some...but little results for all.  And that you can bank on!

  9. LauraD093 profile image85
    LauraD093posted 5 years ago

    What political rhetoric??? I've been described as "political," since my first trip to the polls back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and we cast our votes in stone like the Flintstones. All kidding aside, what I am finding is that every 4 years my B.S. tolerance  is getting less and less. I'm a firm believer in activism as a tool to cause change...but after seeing how the Wall Street demonstration played out  I've become slightly jaded again. It seems we will stick to pattern and money will continue to talk while social and personal morality walks.

  10. Author Cheryl profile image88
    Author Cherylposted 5 years ago

    The whole thing is a joke, wasted money, and broken promises.  There is no good party anymore and I am a die hard democrat not saying that I do not like Obama, just think this whole government is a joke.  It doesnt really matter if we vote because the electorial college will vote in who they want.  There will never be anything from any politician but false prophesies and as I see the world will end one day that is the path it is taking.

    1. randslam profile image82
      randslamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      And Cheryl nails it...America doesn't really have the possibility of voting in a president...the Electoral College...does that for everyone.
      Stop the Insanity! Stop the two year distraction of campaigning...when one is in another.  Save $

  11. dianetrotter profile image70
    dianetrotterposted 5 years ago

    Election rhetoric is just that!  Promises!  promises!  promises!  Sounds like a song.