- Posted October 26, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Election 2012: Your stories
President Obama in Dayton
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
The President stressed that this election there are two philosophical choices of the electorate. The President is working with an integrated fix of a severely broken economy. The condition left by the Bush administration. One may not agree with some of his policies or priorities, the direction is moving to resolution. It boils down to it’s the ‘economy stupid’. After two years of campaigning and a total expenditure of over 1 billion dollar on political messages it is not certain what Romney offers. Much of the time and effort is dealing with non-issues issues. Talking points of Big Bird, ships, horses, and bayonets goes over the top compared to the wholesale housing foreclosures. Again it is the economy stupid.
The president is stuck many times with the harsh reality of what is at hand to work with. The challenger has the advantage of playing ‘Monday morning’ quarterback. The campaign is a duel more of what others say, statements taken out context, or just plain revisionism vs. dealing with a comprehensive program to solve the problems. How about being an honest broker of information? Again it’s the economy stupid.
NEITHER candidate addressed the needs and issues of community. Yes, attention is directed to Wall Street, the auto industry, and the banks are bailed out BUT what is being done for the local and regional governments. We still have people that go bed hungry every night. Social services crippled by working with reduced funding. Police and fire departments are still working understaffed. We have schools operating under financial and academic watch.
Maybe after November 6 we can settle down and work on the problems that face our communities. You cannot achieve the community you want until you learn to live in the on one you have.
It’s the economy stupid