Watching the debates was, as always, educational. Each of the candidates has been tested in this kind of forum before. Each of them were prepared for most of the questions, and each of them had their shiny moments. As always, each of them also revealed their weaknesses.
All candidates have weaknesses. Most candidates who have made it this far, have strengths. Our job is to decide which of them has:
1) the best ideas, or the most feasible ideas, to aid our country in surviving and growing,
2) the most likely to succeed in getting those ideas to work,
3) can carry enough votes to win the race.
It’s a tough choice.
Given that I don’t think the current occupant of the position is, or has been doing a good job, he is not on my radar for getting voted for. That leaves looking at the other runners in the field. There have been quite a few to choose from. Many of them have really good ideas. Some of them have some hare brained schemes that sound catchy, but in reality would hurt more people than it would help. Some of them are dead right about a number of things, but the feasibility of some of their solutions is impossible.
Under the circumstances, it’s impossible to choose one that says everything that you want to hear, and/or whose ideas would work if elected. So choosing is based on best possible scenario.
For me, that best possible scenario would be a match with Mitt Romney running for President and Ron Paul as Vice President.
Between them, there could be some real, effective change in Washington. And that’s a ticket worth a 10K bet.
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