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!