With only days left before most of us will vote, and it is difficult to imagine that undecided voters are still out there. In fact, with the media flooding our minds with mostly misinformation along with the debates, it might be downright irritating to some of us, and reasonable to others, that there is still indecisiveness, fluctuating, wavering and vacillating going on.
An undecided voter might tell you that they honestly do not know how they are going to vote, while another might tell you they have decided, but might change their mind by Election Day.
Ask a political analyst what an undecided voter is, and they might describe an undecided as one who is skeptical of anyone running for office. Another might tell you that they are careful and thoughtful and want to analyze where the candidates stand on various matters that are most important to them. Many of them are independents. Many of them are trying to decide which presidential candidate can govern better in the D.C. partisan culture.
Forty of our 50 states have already been decided as to whether or not they are going to President Obama or Governor Romney, but according to reports there are still less than a million voters out there who have not made up their minds. That’s a big number that could turn this election either way.
In a recent Florida CNN poll done in Florida, 8 percent said they might change their minds. In a group of CBS polls in Virginia, Colorado and Wisconsin, less than 5 percent said they didn’t know how they would vote or that they might change their minds. In a national poll conducted by the Washington Post, we are told that there are 9 percent of voters who could change their mind. In the swing states, there are fewer.
We saw new faces in the last debate, as if the debate was geared just toward the undecided instead of the foreign policy debate it was supposed to be. Some thought Romney looked more moderate and less “extreme,” and others thought Obama looked more Clintonesque, more centrist. Will the real Governor Romney and President Obama please stand up?
Some comments I have read: “Romney needed more fire in his belly.” “Why did he pass on Syria?” “Obama was petulant, childish and condescending.”
So as the campaign continues, Obama will be desperately trying to keep the working class, and Romney will be trying to get them.
Undecideds, I wish I knew what you were thinking. To me, it’s a clear choice as I considered the following.
The Economy: Unemployment figures mirror Depression-era rates:
1929: 3.14 percent
1930: 8.67 percent
1931: 15.82 percent
1932: 23.53 percent
1933: 24.75 percent
Nationally, the U-3 unemployment rate dipped to 7.8 percent for September, after months of being above 8 percent. However, those numbers are not accurate because they do not reflect the millions of people who quit looking for work. Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics U-6 measurement, the national unemployment rate was at 14.7 percent for September. This includes all U-3 individuals plus “discouraged workers” — people who want and are available to work, had to look for a job sometime in the prior 12 months and are not in the labor force.
(Note: The food stamp program’s name was changed in 2008 to the more PC-friendly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.)
At the time of this writing, our national debt clock is over an unfathomable $16 trillion dollars. According to our representatives on the Hill, we are on the verge of a “fiscal cliff”.
The failure to tell voters of corruption lowers the US credit rating.
Foreign Policy: Benghazi. CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack.
The United Nations and the danger they pose to U.S. Sovereignty: The United Nations vs. Our Second Amendment. While this did not pass the United Nations, it will come up again. Even if you are one who wants to takes away guns from Americans, the United Nations involvement should alarm you.
In less than two weeks, the United Nations will have monitors at our polls throughout the United States. They have no business interfering in our election process, just as we Americans have no business interfering with the election process in the form of voter fraud.
The President’s Daily Security Briefings: Obama has skipped more than half of his daily security briefings. We should be concerned.
Irresponsibility and Disrespect for the American People:
Domestic: Rising gas prices since January 19, 2008:
Rising food prices are apparent from our weekly trips to the grocery store.
And last but not least, please be sure to click here to read the Heritage Foundation’s article, “Ten things about ObamaCare that just don’t make sense”.
Great oratory might emotionally inspire us, but our concern should be with a candidate’s domestic and foreign policies because that is what makes America weak or strong.