Monday, October 22, 2012
The showdown in Boca Raton, Florida is almost upon us. The debate can be watched on CNN.TV, CNN.com and CNN's apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android and one of your favorite news feed TV channels.
Presently, the President has a 50 to 45% edge over Romney in Ohio according to a Quinnipiac University/CBS News survey released this morning. If debates matter, which seems to be the question of the last few weeks, then the winner of this debate may just win the White House. The goal.... to win over as many of the undecided voters that you can. Both campaigns are in full swing, blanketing the swing states of Ohio, and Florida. The money is pouring in by both political campaigns, and another spending record most likely will be set for this election season.
But the reality and results of all the hard work by both candidates will appear in less than 2 weeks from now, as the voting will begin.
Will there be a 45th President of the United States, or will the 44th President become successful in his bid for re-election?
All the polls, all the hype, all the time spent on politics and the political season has just about come to a head. Voters in many states just really can't wait until it's all over. Regardless of who wins and who looses, there will be a very jubilant side, and a very sorrowful side. The loosing side will accuse the other of cheating, and of bad politics, and the winning side will concede that the better candidate did win. Regardless of what happens, the country will have another president for the next 4 years. If it's President Obama in a successful bid for his re-election, the country will continue to bounce back from what is considered one of the worst times since the great depression. If Mitt Romney wins, then all bets are off. Will the country return to what it was prior to Barack Obama? Will the country loose Obamacare? Will Social Security still live on, and for how long? Will the middle class fall off a cliff with the policies of a Republican president, or will the rich just get richer?!
Will the U.S. alliances with other countries become stronger or weaker? Just so many questions to answer, but I'm wondering if it is worth the chance to change gears so drastically in the middle of this race to keep the economy from reaching a disaster. The safe bet would be to re-elect President Obama. Why? Because there are tons of facts to prove that he is the most honest of the two candidates, is most dedicated in helping the middle class, the group of people who most need relief. For me, it's a clear choice. Do you want a man who has told the truth and continues to do so, and will not lie for political gain, or will you vote for a man who has flip-flopped in so many issues and lies every time? You must wonder why Romney would ever think he could win.
And if he does, then I was wrong. The people will speak out on election night. Whoever wins, the citizens of the United States are stuck with that man for the next 4 years.