Romney and Obama! This is of primary interest this fall. Who will win the election? Who will be President? What are the main election issues that are involved?
As a lawyer, I know that nailing the issues of a situation is vitally important. We know if we don’t win the main issues, we lose our case. It’s the same in politics as in the courtroom: the things people are most affected by are the main election issues of the campaign.
We all know that charisma, charm and likeability play too big a role in politics. It’s often the one who smiles the most, shakes the most hands, and gives the best speeches who wins the election – national, state or local. Ability often plays a lesser role. But issues don’t. Both Romney and Obama must nail the election issues.
AMERICA: BACK TO THE BASICS
I wrote a book with the above title. I wrote it for the Bush vs. Dukakis election of 1988. My slogan was, “Campaigning for America, not for political office.” It was a book about getting back to the basics of a Constitutional, moral, ethical, caring America.
I tried to revive John F. Kennedy’s slogan from 1960: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” I got on many radio and T.V. talk shows, and lots of people wanted to talk about this. So it was well timed for a political election. People knew we were getting too far away from a moral, Constitutional America.
ROMNEY’S 47% REMARK
The news is telling us that Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate, made a remark about 47% of the people in the U.S. not paying federal income taxes, and being too dependent on the U.S. government for support.
I feel this will be one of the major issues of the 2012 election.
WHAT CAN MY COUNTRY DO FOR ME?
Sadly, JFK’s words of 1960 have been put into dry-dock, and they have been changed to say, “Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your country can do for you.”
We have a different America today than we had in 1960, or even in 1988 when I wrote my book. Unemployment compensation, and other temporary assistance programs are necessary. People get in hard times and need a helping hand for a period of time.
But sadly, there are many, many people with their hand out trying to grab anything they can get. And I don’t just mean beggars on the street corner.
The issues for many people will be, “Which candidate can give me the most?” – “Which candidate will benefit me the most?” It has been said many times that more and more people are tuned into radio station WIIFM: ‘what’s in it for me?’
This mode of thinking will be a primary issue in the 2012 election. If they get their say, it will drive America further downhill. We will be given more and more assistance, and we’ll become addicted to it even more.
WHAT CAN I DO FOR MY COUNTRY?
In case you haven’t noticed, America needs help. We are very rapidly heading for a crash we will not be able to recover from. Our founding fathers predicted this if we ever let government get out of control and become too big. This is the situation today.
Many people just what to see it get bigger with their WIIFM thinking.
Those of us who don’t subscribe to this must get out and vote in November, and we must urge everyone we know who is like-minded to do the same. There is not much we can do about what is happening, but we can vote. “The power of one” is still the name of the game.
We live in the greatest nation on earth. But she may not remain so if we don’t act. Romney and Obama: what are the election issues? Who will win the election? Who will be president? Who will be the best president for America? We are the judge, but we must issue a ruling and vote.