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Forum Post: what's your biggest single issue of the next Prez election? and can any candidate really tackle it?

Posted 2 years ago on July 12, 2012, 7:42 p.m. EST by myows (133)
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In our minds we all have a sort of imaginary pie chart of issues and it's got big slices and little slices in it. In the past, when I think of my own pie chart the biggest slice (issue) was always "terrorism", and I voted accordingly. Now in the past few years my biggest slice of pie has become "preserving the middle class".On this issue Obama has not been great (even with huge stimulus packages) but Romney almost makes me want to vomit! Romney claims to be a successful businessman who can be a job creator but all I see is a guy who raided pension funds (that the taxpayer had to then make whole) and outsourced jobs. His business model seemed to be that Bain would make money regardless of whether the company they bought thrived or died. How does this translate into being a job creator?

So what is your issue and is there a candidate that can tackle it?

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[-] 1 points by jimmycrackerson (940) from Blackfoot, ID 2 years ago

I doubt any candidate would tackle this issue, but for me it's how only two people out of all the possible presidential runners will receive any media coverage in the months leading to the election.

It's not necessarily a lack of choice, because I know I can vote for just about anyone I want. It's the fact that unless I vote for Obama or Romney, my vote will not mean a damn thing. And actually, since I live in Idaho, Unless I vote for Mitt Romney, my vote will be worthless. Although this may seem discouraging enough to just stay home on election day, If I don't cast my vote, I feel that would be most self-defeating.

This is not just the mainstream media's fault, the blame lies mostly in the millions of Americans who do not question/research what they see, hear, and read. Too many people get their sense of 'reality' from one of the most artificial means available--a television screen.