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Being Local is Being Best (and yea…Super Tuesday too)

7 Mar

, U.S. Congresswoman (D-Ohio, 1983-present)

Yes, there was that blowout in Super Tuesday by Romney.  Oh, I lied.  I mean barely winning a state by 1% in which he outspent his main competitor (Santorum) 5-1, obviously winning his home state (MA) and could-be home state (VT), mano-a-mano match against Ron Paul (just 60/40), and that state on the other side of the country (Alaska).  Santorum and Gingrich getting the other four (Tennessee, Oklahoma, ND and Georgia, respectively).  Basically, I’d like to thank the GOP for making all these early contests proportional =D

I know that politicians can be very egotistical.  Again, I lie.  I know that politicians are egotistical.  But the lengths to which Dennis Kucinich tries to keep his job by first searching for a seat in a newly formed seat in Washington and then losing by a lot to Kaptur shows that I’m glad that those people in the district voted for who represented them best and not who wanted to represent themselves.  I hope that I can do that in whatever position, and I’ll endeavor to do that in the future.

Maybe Rick Santorum, Not Really Romney, Obama the Best of the Three

19 Feb
, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.

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This following post will be a brief ‘state of the race’ with Rick Santorum as the focus.  It’s definitely amazing how Rick S. was in the back of the pack.  At one point, the national polls were showing that Romney/Perry/Gingrich/Cain were in 1st place with Paul/Bachmann sometimes in 2nd place and Huntsman/Santorum lagging in the back.  A Real Clear Politics poll shows that Santorum is now winning by more than 5% points.  His sincerity and ease at talking seem to make him the more Obama-like candidate than Romney by a mile.  Politico, for example, had a great opinion article regarding a President and their likability to sharing a beer (Beer).  To be honest, even though I agree with Romney’s politics more, I’d rather have a beer with Santorum.  I always make the point that the President of the United State of America is both the ‘Chief Executive‘ and ‘Head of State‘.  This means that they are charged with the governance of the country, but also to represent the hopes and aspirations of the people that they govern.  Unlike other countries where those responsibilities are split between a President and Prime Minister, the United States has both.  Other countries might want a leader who says they are better than the people that voted for them, but American Presidents should be “of the people, by the people, and for the people”.

…And that’s why I’m voting for Obama (as of right now and if nothing dramatic/strange/unusual happens in the next months until the election).

I guess I’m voting for Obama

20 Jan

It is the night before the South Carolina primaries for the GOP nomination.  I will just go through the 4 candidates (Paul, Gingrich, Romney, and Santorum) really briefly and why I am ruling them out. Continue reading

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