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The presidential debates are over and each side will claim that their man won. Followers probably and made their decision even before the last debate started and independents may tell themselves that the debates helped them to make up their minds about which candidate deserves their vote.
Those of us in the private sector must be concerned with the fiscal cliff, the fiscal deficit, improving the economy, bringing down the unemployment rate, creating new jobs, improving our international standing, ad infinitum. We should also ask ourselves are we now better off than we were when the current administration started?
Each candidate has an agenda of how he will do better for the country or why he hasn’t done certain things. Some are valuable proposals other are risky propositions with no apparent benefit for the country other than get some one elected.
It appears that is quite a challenge to decide which candidate will do the best for the country. One who has private sector experience, knows what it’s like to meet a payroll and pay taxes without the benefit of being able to print money would be my candidate. Another one who tells us to give him four more years to accomplish what he could not during his first period of government lacks credibility in my book. This candidate is a college sophomore who has failed his midterm exams and is telling his parents that he will make it up on his final exams.
There is an old saying “There is never enough time to do it right the first time, but there is always time to do it twice.” It would be irresponsible on my part to accept that from my children, my employees or my bureaucratic servants.
We love our country and we all want to elect officials who feel and act like we do. For this reason I propose that we consider the country as if he was our daughter and the candidates as prospective husbands. Then ask yourself a question, which one of the two candidates (assuming they were single) would you want your daughter to marry?
In my case the choice is obvious, Romney. I hope everybody else uses this test to decide who to vote for in the next presidential election because it puts the money where the heart is and we are never wrong when we employ tough love with our children.
Published: October 25, 2012 – Volume 11 – Issue 28