Super Tuesday approaches. With Romney winning Arizona handily, and with a much closer call for his win in his home State of Michigan, the future GOP candidate is still up for debate.
I am no political whiz, but I hope the voters can find and elect a statesman! The need for respectful consideration of different opinions and ability to collaborate, as our founding fathers understood, is sorely lacking in our Congress today.
According to various political experts, the fight is in the middle when Presidential election voting occurs, but to get nominated, you have to appeal to the far right or left. But without the center, there are no statesmen in Congress today; just stalemates!
Hence the predicament. Romney is authentic as a businessman, but not as a conservative. Santorum has an authentic social record. The GOP candidate may ultimately be the one who the party deems is most electable. Lets see what happens on Super Tuesday. Ultimately, whether President Obama wins again may depend on who is believed to have the most fixes for the economy and stability in Afghanistan.
I hope both candidates consider a position to fix the deficit, and that is to encourage Congress to lower the tax rate and eliminate all but a few exemptions to broaden the tax base.
There are some unique dynamics in the composition of our political bodies unlike ever before.
There are the most Republicans in the House since 1928. Moreover, there has never been a Republican House, Democrat Senate and Democrat President. My understanding is that it is not likely that a Presidents party gains in mid-term elections. There are the most new Governors (31) in our history and next January there will be even more. This creates chaos and more importantly, an opportunity for new ideas.
So 2013 may be a better time to promote any new legislation. My vote will be for the best statesman who is fiscally responsible and socially tolerant of individual rights. And if no candidate fits this description, there is always next time.