Let’s Get Down to the Real Issue

By Alden L. Benton

In 1946, Irving Berlin composed Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better for the Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun.  In the 2012 Republican Presidential debates, the candidates are singing the same song.

Debates among aspiring presidential candidate should be instructive and illuminating.  After all, debate should provide a forum from which voters can obtain sufficient information to make an informed decision.

The 2011 debates have not met this goal.  The debates have been lacking substance on just what each candidate stands for and what he, or she, plans to do once in office.  Instead, we are treated to arguments, finger pointing, sniping, and Democrat-like ad hominem attacks.

There is truly only one issue: making America strong again. 

President Obama and his policies have done nothing but make us weak — economically, militarily, socially, and politically.  The enemy is Obama and the Republican presidential hopefuls must remember that.

Voters don’t really care how many times your opponent changed his or her mind or whether they agree with 100 per cent of a candidate’s record.  What voters do care about is what are you, Mr. or Ms. Candidate, going to do for them, and for the country.

Tell us what you are going to do to fix things.  It all starts and ends with the economy.  How are you going to put America back to work?

The simple fact is ANY of the Republican candidates can do better than President Obama, and the health and well-being of America is more important than petty, “anything you can do I can do better” personal politics.

If a candidate cannot give us a clear and concise plan to rebuild America’s greatness, perhaps they should simply sit down, shut up, and drop out of the race.

However, you, the voter, must do your due diligence as well.  Read the plans the candidates have proposed.  Only then can you make an informed choice. Here are links to the economic plans proposed by each of the candidates:

Michelle Bachmann
Herman Cain
Newt Gingrich
Jon Huntsman
Gary Johnson
Ron Paul
Rick Perry
Mitt Romney
Rick Santorum

Whoever you decide to vote for, remember that the fundamental issues are: more jobs, less government, less regulation, less taxation, and no more Obama.


Blog content ©2011 Alden L Benton/Independence Creek Enterprises.
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