Sunday, November 13, 2011

Honesty vs Presentation

 Would you rather have a candidate that answers questions in a debate honestly or gives answers that are based solely on presentation value? Would you rather have a candidate stand in front of the cameras and speak to a subject in vague generalities (Washington speak) or would you rather hear a candidate admit that the subject is not something that he / she is an expert in? Personally, I am tired of "fake" expertise, and politically "safe" answers. I find it refreshing when a candidate gives yes or no answers and does not pretend to be all knowing. Part of Chris Christie's appeal was his ability to give blunt yes or no answers to questions. If you listen to the talking heads in the MSM  "perception" is more important than substance. I thought part of the Tea Party movement was to move away from politics as usual and inject real, honest, and direct thought and answers to our Republic's problems.


  1. This is why I intend to support Ron Paul

  2. Electing Obama president has caused the racists to go crazy. Their whole world is refuted by his mere existence as president.

    Many people seem to have forgotten already, but before Obama was president Bush, who had the world really worried – but was also a laughing-stock. After he stepped out, the US image has improved so much just because this one Obama guy, that’s no small achievement.

    America has gone racist thanks to the brain-dead racist right!

    Many people have been anti-Obama since the day he took office. I believe a lot of this has to do with racism, which is unfortunately alive and well in America. We built the country on the backs of slaves and low-wage workers who immigrate…d here from other countries. Whatever President does, he gets criticized from the left and the right. He’s just a man. Give him a chance. Do you think FDR helped turned the country around in 4 years back in 1936? Absolutely not. The economic policies of the past 40 years have been building up and have contributed to the mess we now find ourselves in. Greed had controlled corporate and public life for a very long time. Separating money for politics is essential, but where is the will on the part of the citizens for this fundamental change? People are NOT paying attention. They’re asleep. PLEASE, wake up. ALL of us need to work together. What a novel concept. WE MUST do this together or we’ll all sink together.

    W was ‘the worst president EVER.’ those who despise Obama sound like a bunch of wacko extremist fanatics. Only difference is that we never hated Bush, we actually hated his policies!

    Grumpiness toward the incumbent during a difficult time”?!? Try seeing it for what it is: “a childish refusal to allow him govern as the electorate chose him to do, coupled with four years’ worth of intoning ‘Obama’s failed presidency’ ad nauseam.” The Republicans must *not* be rewarded for this by being put in charge of saving us from the very panic, dread and anger that they have sown. If Obama loses in 2012, racism wins

  3. if these Republicans don't stop shooting each other in the foot we are going to wind up with Obama again for another 4 disastrous years.