The American election process certainly seems to makes its candidates work hard. A seemingly never ending list of places to visit and votes to win, that is if your party is not the incumbent one. That said in the last few weeks President Obama has been gearing up toward full election campaign mode.
In all of this politicians often promise the earth. What they can give in reality may be totally different.
Currently it is the GOP nominees who are walking the treadmill of vote securing. The pace is hotting up for some. Whilst some may look as if they are racing toward the finishing line others seem to be dawdling way behind. If the GOP vote earlier this week is anything to go by though, that could all change. Both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have played the comeback kid in recent weeks. Just when many pundits thought that Mitt Romney was a sure fire winner it was back to the drawing board.
Yesterday, February 10, 2012, the remaining four nominees were put through their paces at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.
He was adamant that, "We intend to change Washington not accommodate it." As the final speaker of the day he perhaps had some advantage. If you are one for a "character" he may be the man for you. Rick Santorum showed he is from a bygone age, yet again, this time with out dated views on women. Mitt Romney tried hard to stress that he was "Severely Conservative", whatever that is. On the whole the nominess decided against attacking each other concentrating venom when it surfaced on President Obama.
Newt Gingrich appears to be sticking with his promise of a better rate of tax. Whether it is viable is hard to know. According to the GOP America has money troubles due to President Obama. If that is truly the case how can low taxes be the order of the day? It will of course be at the expense of something.
Presumably the candidates will not be held to account over election promises. As Gingrich especially tries to appeal to the ordinary voter ridiculous promises are often made. Maybe voters should take a note of all of them. If one of the GOP bunch is victorious and becomes President then they will be able to check back and see what in reality is achieved.
Voters in Maine are currently voting in their caucuses Results when available.