You can see that venture capitalists Rick Scott and Rick Snyder have had "limited success", to put it kindly. The economists have dissected the Romney/Ryan plan as being extremely risky, and his healthcare plan heads for insolvency in short order. He has changed his positions numerous times over his political career. His foreign policy stance might be "me too", his defense(?) stance is to increase the budget on the largest military in the world - much of which is bound to end up with contractors. Do you really want another round of trickle down economics, reductions of benefits and an increase in federal spending? There's an ancient Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times."<quoted text>
Your civil and well-thoughtout response is very much appreciated.
However, it's really very simple. Yes, the global economy is also shaky but America has always led the way as being a stabilizing economic force.
We either choose more of the same with Congress never finding any common ground, cross our fingers and hope for the best - or we choose someone who will enact long overdue major reforms and who will work with both sides to find common ground, cross our fingers and hope for the best.
I'm going with the latter. It's a no-brainer to me. But, then again, apparently some disagree.
I'm not impressed with many of the things Obama has and has not accomplished, and Congress is... disgusting, but there's another old saying - "better the devil you know". I don't care about school records - I'd much rather know someone's financial records and that they aren't eager for the Tribulation.