As election day draws near both candidates are struggling with their “campaign baggage”.
President Obama has a lot of issues he wishes to avoid talking about because they do not reflect all that well on the actual performance of his administration during his first term and portend more of the same in a second term.
Governor Romney has too many positions and issues on which he has been on both sides through the years and too many self inflicted gunshot wounds to his feet, which requires him to continually play defense rather than actively presenting himself as the better alternative for the U.S.
For those reasons both campaigns have spent the majority of their time, effort and money trying to tear the other side down and present their opponent as “more evil” than me rather than extolling their own positives.
It will be interesting to see if the presidential debates, and those of the vice presidential candidates to a lesser extent, are issue focused and informative for the public or simply platforms for the candidates to continue their attacks on the other side.
As a discerning and responsible electorate, it is up to each one of us and to “we the people” as a whole to take due notice of the excess baggage of each campaign and to consider it in making our decisions in November.
Thanks for the graphic to Ken Catalino - September 25, 2012 Townhall Cartoons