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Tag: 2012 election


ELECTION: Romney’s character in question

Given the information we have so far about the two major party candidates for president, it is pretty easy to assess the difference in character.

While there are some similarities – for example, both are devoted to their wives and families, both are people of faith and they both seem to be physically fit – there are shocking divergences from that point.

Mitt Romney has shown that he is willing to lie on many occasions; he changes course on a dime, his spokesman announced that it’s like an Etch A Sketch when resetting the campaign for the general election. The

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ELECTION: Green Party offers another direction

I agree with Thomas Friedman’s column (TNT, 6-21), except for one statement: “But there will be no third-party candidate” to push either party.

The truth is that we do have a third-party candidate for president who espouses a platform of changes that would be the “shock therapy” that Friedman describes in his book, “That Used To Be Us.”

The Green Party candidate for president is Jill Stein, M.D., a graduate of Harvard University. Read her platform at www.jillstein.org/text_psou about what she would do as president, and see how this would change the direction of our country.


DEBT: A downside to divided Congress

It has long been held that a divided Congress is the best Congress because the houses balance each other out and neither party could get away with any significant change.

Unfortunately, we have now witnessed the downside of that philosophy with the failure of the supercommittee to reach and debt deal (TNT, 11-22),  and it couldn’t have happened at a worse time. With diehard Democrat and Republican voters blindly voting their ideological line, the independent voter holds the key to get this country moving again.

As repugnant as it sounds, perhaps the answer lies in no longer splitting our

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2012: Reasons to re-elect Obama

We should re-elect Barack Obama in 2012 for a number of good reasons.

• A second term means big bucks and fame for Obama. He could write some books and hit the lecture circuit for fun and profit. He could possibly make more money than Al Gore did from working the global warming shtick.

• It would mean the end of Hillary Clinton’s political career. She would be too old and relegated to the history books as far as future political office is concerned – not a bad outcome!

• Then there are the Republican candidates. Honestly, with the exception

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