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For those who still have faith in Democracy voting remains important. It is one of the few ways to make your voice heard, albeit slightly.
President Obama has admitted that the November election is by no means signed, sealed and delivered. Two years ago he could maybe have been more confident but during such difficult times people react in different ways. Many will view the incumbent Obama as responsible for US woes. This can mean that any positives are swept aside.
Obama's first official rally featured attacks on GOP nominee, in all bit name, Mitt Romney. He may have not been every Republicans election dream but he is what they now have. Most of the GOP voters will rally behind Romney in an attempt to oust Obama. For them it is almost anyone but Obama.
The President's attacks on Romney mainly centred on the belief that Mitt will legislate to help the rich, reduce spending on education, set back Medicare and give the Banking Sector a huge lift. According to the President, Romney will enhance the big banks powers in a way that will hit ordinary citizens. With the amount on Super PAC, and its source, funding Romney that is probably a fair assumption.
Mr Obama reminded the cheering crowd that Mr Romney and "friends in Congress think the same bad ideas will lead to a different result, or they’re just hoping you won’t remember what happened the last time you tried it their way.’’
For many politicians the problem is that people are fickle. There will always be some hard line Democrats and Republicans but many people vote with the times. If times are good they compliment the President and when times get tough they blame the President.
Particularly during the last year Obama has been attacked on many fronts. His place of birth, contraception and more. The real issues have often been sidelined. Americans IMHO need to look at their lives and see how things are panning out and how they may or may not change under Romney.
They should also remember that too many times the President has become ineffective because of Republican input. No doubt if Romney wins the Democrats will do the same to him, unless of course he sweeps the board. Whilst they ALL play their political games though life for many people gets tougher.
The Boston Globe reported, "Romney has staked his candidacy on his ability to create jobs, but Obama said his rival was merely doing the bidding of the conservative powerbrokers in Congress and has little understanding of the struggles of average Americans. ‘‘Why else would he want to cut his own taxes while raising them for 18 million Americans,’’ Obama said of his multimillionaire opponent."
Opinion: This is why to all of those who say "I won't vote because" this blogger says get out there and vote. Remember that those who have a vested interest in a particular party winning will vote in their droves. The disillusioned and disaffected may consider voting a waste of time. However it is all you have to stop those who manipulate elections doing so once more.
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