Friday, October 26, 2012
Undecided - You have got to be kidding me! I have voted in every Presidential election since I became old enough to vote. Never in my lifetime, have the differences in the candidates on the issues pertaining to working class Americans ever been clearer. We have one candidate that caters to the rich and famous, who unabashedly campaigns on issues that will line the pockets of the wealthy while; depriving needed services to retirees, working Americans and the poor. The other candidate has demonstrated, through his first four years in office, that he is the President of all the people. He believes in a strong middle class and has promoted policies to rebuild a strong economy; that will enhance the quality of life of all Americans, not just a privileged few.
How can someone be undecided at this stage of the electoral process? Either you support the fated schemes of trickle-down economics, that created the worst recession since the Great Depression, or you support Barack Obama for reelection. We must give him the opportunity to continue the programs and policies that are lifting us out of the muck and mire left by eight years of failed strategies by the previous administration.
For too many years, many of us have been wedded to single issues or party loyalty when it came to presidential elections. It is time for us to come to grips with reality and vote for the candidate that best represents our interest. In this election, Barack Obama is that candidate. That is why I am voting to reelect him President. He has demonstrated that he deserves four more years!
Jim Centner, SOAR (Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees) Director