Monday, November 05, 2012


Finally, its time to vote. Yes!!!  Which means, after way too long, the American people get their break from all the B.S, the too many commercials, newspapers, magazines, television, robo-calls, junk mail and emails.  Free at last to enjoy television and reading without having to be deal with all the talking heads, all the experts who try to sway our vote. All the lies that the fact-checkers revealed.  Finally, it comes down to each one of us to decide who we feel has the ability to run our country. Be for love of country or revenge (thanks Mitt for that)
Four years ago, candidate Barack Obama won rather easily (something that I hear, 'probably' won't happen this time).  Of course his current adversary, Mitt Romney also ran for the presidency four years ago, but didn't make it to the final round then.  And of course, the candidate Romney who ran four years ago, isn't the same candidate that's running against him this time. Well at least as far as we can tell. Since his positions have changed practically daily. Which is exactly the opposite of our President, the man that ran four years ago, is the man running this time. 
Four years ago, President Barack Obama came into office pushing for Change and infact delivered. Coming in he had promised a lot, and against almost all odds succeeded in accomplishing many of his promises.  Of course, as the republicans keep harping on, the unemployment rate is still too high.  Not that they helped at all, doing there best to stop any possible job programs.  And finally he's gotten the unemployment rate under 8%. So I guess he didn't 'lie' (Somehow when a candidate promises and hopes to deliver something, that something becomes a lie when because of circumstances beyond their control, the numbers aren't better). 
Four years ago, I voted for candidate Obama, still upset that my pick Hilary Clinton was defeated by him; but knowing who he was up against, honestly it wasn't too difficult a choice.  My one worry was, that like the previous President, Bush proved that we needed someone in the White House, who entered the office with enough experience to handle the job.  Well, after four years, any worries I had are over. I got a little nervous after the first debate, but I must stress, just a little 'cause even though he supposedly lost, at least he answered the questions without pandering and point blank lying about what his policies are, or were.
The funny thing is that after four years in office, my opinion of our president has only grown in admiration. Considering all the tests he has been given, and all his accomplishments (without any help from the other side of the aisle). Its amazing anyone has doubts about his abilities. And yes Mrs. Romney, Obama still seems to be the only grown-up in the room.   
Unfortunately, that can not be said of candidate Romney, a man who seems to be on all sides of the fence.  In most cases, those policies at least the ones he's for (I can not say he believes in, cause I have no idea if he believes in anything but himself).  As opposed to our President, who you honestly feel has real reasons for wanting to be President, Mr. Romney, seems to have no real reason for wanting the job.
In closing, in this day and age (remember its the 21st century) to have candidates arguing against woman's rights, abortion, equal pay, and simple math when it comes to the economy, it is not time to give our country over to failed policies that are literally from another century. We can not afford to hand over the keys to the kingdom to people who want to go back to the policies that failed us so badly in the past.  And finally President Obama has earned the chance to finish what he started in righting our ship. 
Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms Monday, November 5, 2012

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