It’s A Toss Up…..Obama or Romney! Either One Can Win!

The race for President of The United States is neck and neck.  It is not going to be easy for President Obama to win re-election.  When you talk to people on the street no one seems all that happy with this president. But, they quickly add that they are not that crazy about Mitt Romney either.  I would venture to say that it would not be wise for President Obama to go off half cocked as if he were a sure shot to another four years in washington.  He might very well find himself surprised on November 5th 2012.

So what is it. What is bothering the American people. Why are they not happy about the status Quo. Why are they not happy with the recovery as it is.  Why is it that people seem to be acting as if nothing has really changed.  The auto industry is returning full tilt, and as a result other business is growing as well as those in the auto industry begin to return to movies, and restaurants again.  People are once again hitting the stores, but still they are not happy.

Part of it is that, at least in their eyes, The U.S.A. was once number one.  Ruling commerce, world-wide, and we had the knowledge that what The U.S. said was the way it was going to be. That seems not to be the case anymore. Ask China what they think and they will tell you that The United States owes them big time mega bucks. And if one looks real close they will notice that China is buying up a lot of United States real estate all of a sudden.  Their economy is booming, and they are buying American Automobiles left and right.

They are fast becoming the largest consumer of oil throughout the globe.

Then there is this Mid East war thing. Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq.  Americans are not all that happy with that situation either. One thing that really gets in their crawl is when it seems the United States sees fit to apologize for their conduct around the Mid East. Why? They wonder.  Why would we want to apologize for doing what we had to do.  Have we all forgotten 911.  And one should also note that once we make a mess, at least the United States cleans it up and leaves some semblance of a society behind.  Yet, in their perception this president goes over there and apologizes for what we have done.

And while it might be true that Americans are going back to work, they are going back to a job that pays half of what they used to make. Gone are the days when a Mill-Wright makes 80,000.00 a year.  Many folks, myself included, took huge pay cuts, and still are awaiting some return of pay.  But that is not happening. What is happening though is that the American economy’s cost of living has doubled and most of us have had severe cuts in pay, and no return to some sibilance of normalcy.

Couple all this with an opinion that this president’s arrogance is over the top, and his apparent opinion that he knows better than all the rest what needs to be done to heal this country, and you have a recipe for “How to lose an election”.

But there is one thing that could cause voters to return Mr. Obama to the White House. That is a lack of trust to a Multi Millionaire who has no idea what it is to live on this side of the tracks.  The perception that if elected Mitt Romney will be primarily concerned with representing the richest of the rich. The perception that if the economy goes South, the first to take the hit under a Romney administration will be the lower-income people and the Middle Class.

Yep…..This election is not over by a long shot. So far it’s a toss-up.

Have a great day and as usual…………..God Bless America!

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I am 62 years old. I've been blogging for several years. I am into History and Politics as well as currant events. The latter being the main issues covered on these pages. I was a Community Advocate for twenty years, and a volunteer aide in a State Representatives Office in my home state of Michigan. While I have basically ceased these activities, I still watch the world around me closely and report on it as much as I can, which I might add is often. I encourage comments on my Blogs. I only ask that we keep our opinions clean and without insults threats or intimidation. I hope you take time to read The Horton Journal, and look forward to your comments.
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2 Responses to It’s A Toss Up…..Obama or Romney! Either One Can Win!

  1. Essentiality.net says:

    This is a clear cut case of once again electing the lesser of two evils. It’s the same story every election year. Big money finds two puppets and throws them in the ring. Romney has already proven he is like the wind. His idea to spend more on military comes at a time when we should look to cut back yet crazy stupid people stand there and cheer him on. Have they forgotten they have to pay for this?
    I once had hopes that Obama might actually bring change. he couldn’t even bring a birth certificate yet people think he should be reelected. few people know what’s in store for them in his health care package. Obama is n ow going to spend about 50 million dollars to monitor the futures market trades. Bro, that’s already in place. Stop wasting our money. Just implement the Volcker rule and stop the insanity. At the beginning of his term he was told exactly what caused gas prices to increase. looks like he sold out. Now JP Morgan lost 2 billion dollars of depositors funds gambling in the market. Kenny Rodgers said it best “you have to know when to fold up”. What did Bernanke have to say about this ? nada. he is the guy who refused to enforce the Volcker rule to allow banks to play the futures market inflating gas, food and anything they could make a buck on. Obama has done many back door deals that affected us in a negative way but really didn’t care. Bad Attitude. Maybe he plans on leaving the US and living in Kenya after he ruins the country.

    Lost of jobs have gone “south” and salaries slashed for the sake of a higher bottom line. Yet multi million dollar bonuses are still fashionable or should i say affordable. This will all change soon. banks are already losing millions as their customers leave them. New businesses will continue to open and replace the greedy giants trying to kill the middle class. If everyone wrote in Ron Paul we would learn the vote system is fixed when one of the other guys wins the election. Trying to wake up enough Americans to realize they are being duped—PRICELESS!

    Both candidates could be good if they decided to run the country for the benefit of the people who live here rather than big business. and their personal wealth. Everyone would benefit from stronger economy and more money would flow into the system. We have to plan for tomorrow and stop living for today..

    • Once again I appreciate and enjoy your reply. Always rational, up-front truthfull and to the point. I think what bothers me most about all this resession stuff is the way the Right seems to act as if they are not at all responsible, and it is the little guy who has to gird up his belt and tough it out. The rich get richer, the lower income folks continue their ride on the slippery slope. While I do not advocate something like an 85% tax on the rich, I do think that they should pay their fair share. If they already are paying out 50% as Hannady says they are then OK. But this idea that they should pay less in taxes because they are the job creators is silly. If that were the case we would be way out of resession by now. The problem is, as I have said before is that the days of Millwrights making 80,000 per year are gone. Auto plant workers start at something like $14.00 per hour. We took a 10% cut and dropped down to $11.something per hour. That was back some three years ago. Now we want something back and can’t get it. Inflation is rising, the cost of living rises, rents go up as well, and our wage is stagnate. At issue is that I am not the only one in that boat. True, people are going back to work, but they are not enjoying the pay increases that return them to economic stability. If that trend continues then another resession is a sure thing indeed.

      The J.P. Morgan issue is just another reason why we have need strong regulatory guidelines, that do not hamper but assure that these money houses do not rip off the public. These people know where the line is, and they know what they are doing. I have said before that all this losing of 401(K) and Muninciple funds was nothing more than a programatic rip off. Someone was making big profits off of people saving for their retirement. It was done purposely. I think the whole thing had been planned for thirty years. Now that they have done these people in they are going after Social Security and Medicare. It is a know fact that Congress has their hungry eyes on the funds being held in banks which rightfully belong to the Social Security and Medicare system. Once they get their hands on that, it marks the end of Social Security as we know it.

      Once again, thanks for the reply. Best wishes to you and yours.

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