Thursday night’s vice presidential debate featured a feisty Joe Biden, smirking his way through the comments of a calm, yet possibly misinformed Paul Ryan. NBC News captured a condescending Joe; to the possible dismay of the Obama campaign.
Jumping Joe stopped short of labeling Paul Ryan a liar. That would prove to be unnecessary; the NBC ‘fact checker’ did that for him.
The results of the vice presidential debate may be a slight up-tic in Friday’s presidential race polls, showing president Obama and Romney effectively tied.
Many Oregon Conservatives don’t give a damn, and some believe Mitt Romney will beat the incumbent by a wide margin.
Credited for Mitt Romney’s move up in the weekly presidential poll is presidential debate #1.
Romney’s energetic performance has touched the constituency, while Obama’s lack luster performance goes without explanation.
Expounded upon by Paul Ryan; in the Thursday debate was Romney’s Hawkish threat toward the Middle East. With his proposed policy of pro-active military vigilance, Romney and company intend to do whatever is required to keep Iran from gaining nuclear weapon capabilities. Thursday dabate
According to vice president Joe Biden: The Obama policy of ‘war as a last resort,’ will continue, and that sanctions against Iran are effective in deterring the military growth of that nation.
Pointing to a harsh fiscal environment, as a result of U.N. and U.S. trade sanctions placed against Iran, Biden states that Iran does not have the resources to develop and contain a nuclear weapon. Paul Ryan believes that a nuclear threat from Iran is a genuine concern.
We all hear what we want to hear.
Lane County Conservatives surround Liberal Eugene, Ore. Drive along any rural route through Lane’s farm and timber country, and you’ll be greeted by Republican Party political sign boards. Democrats? Not so much…
Big timber and farming, is for the candidate that believes that global warming is a hoax; and that opening the protected Alaskan Tundra and Pacific Ocean estuaries to oil drilling is logical.
Eugene Republican business man Rod Johnson believes that Romney will win by 10% in November. He doesn’t believe that the policies of the Obama administration has helped repair an ailing U.S. economy.
Downtown Eugene, a different story: Eugene’s Downtown district has benefited from redevelopment money via Tarp. With $148 million in federal funds injected into the city’s inner core, Mayor Piercy and crew (few exceptions) are mostly pro Obama.
Education, medical and public employment drive what is left of Western Oregon’s economy? Without the Obama administration and current stimulus programs, Eugene, Lane County unemployment would be much higher.
Lane County is an Agricultural, Timber based Conservative business model, managed by liberal Democrats. And much of the time the region, as with state and federal government, deals with political gridlock.
Politics as usual? Big business is beside itself; as Wall Street records record gains on all exchanges. The possibility of a Conservative, big business friendly president, is driving the markets..
Politics today, as in the past, is funded by special interest money. Yours and mine…
$1 billion dollars to date has been raised and spent on reelecting a seated president. A new record set for political fund raising; in an economy that continues to evade financial recovery. And this, in the aftermath of the greatest economic down-trend since the great depression of the 1920’s. Mitt Romney’s fund raising effort? not too far behind.
With the majority of donation driven political funding spent on media, the power of television and the World Wide Web, the influence that political advertising has on the public, through political propaganda, will decide the outcome of presidential election 2012.
Most Americans will never view nor personally greet either candidate.
So who will win? The conservative business man that promises to turn the U.S. and world economy around through classic trickle-down economics. Or a president that stands on his original campaign promise to return America to prosperity; through the expansion of federally underwritten infrastructure, public utility, and green technology; through education?
While the greatest political show on earth continues to gain momentum, millions of American’s wonder where their next meal or tank of gas will come from.
The smoke screen of national politics does not diminish the pain of a family that lacks the basics of a middle class lifestyle; that they can no longer sustain. Or the kid on the street that for lack of safe haven, will sleep under a bush or in the entry of a shuttered business.
While the nation witnesses the very subtle mudslinging, that is the final lap of presidential campaigning, it becomes evident to most, that neither candidate can provide an absolute, immediate and viable solution; to what ills the free capitalistic based democracy that is America. Neither candidate promises a sure bet, or a quick fix; on the road to the White House.
It’s a political crapshoot that will be decided by a largely beat-down, emotionally driven constituency. Big business in the White House, or a second term for a president that has disappointed more than a few on the road to a very slow economic recovery?
Do you want to make a difference? Research the candidate. Make a qualified, long –term decision as to who you want to lead the Nation…