With the election only nine weeks away, the polls indicate a close race for president, with Barack Obama holding a slight edge over Mitt Romney … and not many saying they are still undecided.
We also hear a lot about the likable factor. It appears that many voters don’t know enough about Mr. Romney to say they like him as a person. That’s not a big factor in my personal voting decision. But I do share many voters’ concerns that Mr. Romney’s policies will lean more toward the wealthy than middle- or lower-income Americans. He’s led a life that is simply outside America’s mainstream.
My concerns about Obama include his grasp of the economic situation, clumsiness in promoting health care reforms, and an inability to convince Americans that he is a dynamic, take-charge leader. The struggling recovery from a murderous recession is taking its toll.
Whether they like Romney or not, will independents decide the economy … and the nation … need the kind of boost a change might bring?
Our thought for today is from Nancy Astor:
“The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything … or nothing.”