It’s actually good to see that while money definitely plays a huge part in how an election turns out, that when people feel that they are being pressured to vote a certain way, they generally rebel against that and vote another way. You could feel the coronation of Mitt Romney was underway since the beginning of the Republican Primary, endorsements from the most high-profile Republicans came fast and furious and it rained money on his campaign and PACs. GOP favorite son, Chris Christie, in exchange for the “King Makers” promise of a Vice-Presidential nod, became Romney’s fan club presiden
For those of us that study politics day in and day out, listen to both Fox News and MSNBC just in case we missed something or something was left off, accidentally or purposely, the Republican Primary thus far has had just about all political lessons or experiences occur during it, which normally do not all occur in the same election cycle. In the end it appears that the Massachusetts Governor, who began with about twenty-four percent of Republicans behind him and even now polls about the same, is poised to become the Republican nominee, barring a Rick Santorum surge that can survive the Ro
Chicano, Anglo and African-American cultures will never be fully integrated, they never have and they never will. Schools have taken steps over the years to integrate and the attempt to have the cultures learn together and perhaps even more equally so must be applauded. School integration has most assuredly had an impact on race relations and perhaps even on the equality of the quality of education, although schools now, especially in Texas under Gov.
It didn’t seem that the Cain sexual harassment accusers were getting any traction that was negatively affecting his campaign, in fact his fundraising efforts during the height of those stories exceeded previous numbers. But these things are much like turning around our economy or steering the infamous cruise ship, Titanic, they change slowly no matter what energy, positive or negative, you apply to it. Those accusations were probably beginning to have a negative effect on Cain’s campaign when this next, perhaps fatal, blow was received.
The discussion on this topic can go on and on, with arguments on both sides of the issues and it would probably end up like most other philosophically divisive policy issues in the U.S.: half against taking medicine out of the market at all and the other half arguing for something not completely controlled by the market. Without getting into detailed pros and cons, what is the gut answer? A dying person anywhere in the U.S., the surgery readily available to save that person’s life, but the person cannot afford insurance and much less to pay for the surgery out-of-pocket.
Herman Cain proudly announced to his supporters at a recent rally that Presidents should not be expected to know all there is to know about the World and its leaders; basically excusing himself for not knowing what was going on in Libya and Gaddafi. He continued, “the Country needs leaders not readers” and received thunderous applause for that line. He further explained that the reason Presidents don’t need to know it all is because they can surround themselves with experts.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Gov. Sarah Palin and other members of the GOP have made it their mission to see that President Barack Obama only serves one term even if it means that the economy, poor and middle class suffer even more than what they are now.