Will Either Presidential Candidate Deliver on Their Promises?

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Although most of us would prefer to focus upon business and leave politics to the politicians, we are nearing the the season when we will elect many of our local, state, and national "leaders," and I think it's appropriate to take some time and seriously consider the choices we make. Rather than base our opinions upon political ads, media stories, or the ramblings of our favorite pundits, we owe it to our communities and our nation to make informed choices.

The following blog post addresses some of the issues voters will face this fall:


As we near the November elections, serious voters want to know: Will either presidential candidate deliver on their promises? And the serious answer to that question is a resounding NO. While gullible voters from both major political parties seem determined to make certain their candidates win—although a large portion are unable to articulate why—regurgitating to the trite phrases fed by the puppet masters, the results of this election will, once more, fail to equal expectations. Emotions are continually being inflamed to: save the Republic, make those damned billionaires pay their “fair share,” or to create, save, or stimulate jobs—but the reality is that none of that will happen . . . at least not in sufficient numbers to make a difference.

What politicians and most voters seem to be ignoring is that the U.S. is on a collision course with disaster—truly a crisis of biblical proportions—and politicians and the electorate continue “whistling past the graveyard,” seemingly oblivious to the looming crisis.

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Rainmaker
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Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
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Very true. They pander to too many special interest groups to try and get re-elected. Obama was truthful with the Russians when he said, "This is my last election. I will have more flexibility after I win."  (Paraphrasing...he could dop whatever he wanted...not that he hasn't anyway.

Aug 08, 2012 06:42 PM #1
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Pamela Seley, REALTOR®
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John, excellent post and I'm afraid you may be right, but the current administration cannot stay. Our president has no use for civil liberties, and the propaganda that passes for news is revolting. To truly realize the crash collision course we're on is frightening.  We've been on a corruption course for decades because there are those in top level of government knew how to dupe the people, keep them distracted from the truth. Unfortunately, the next administration is not going to be able to fix in four years what's been decades in the making. 

Hillary Clinton's thesis was on Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals." Jimmy Carter now the second worst president in history used taxpayer money to publish and distribute "Rules for Radicals" throughout urban areas. Did anyone ask the American people if they wanted this book distributed on taxpayer $? No, and this is one tiny example of the abuses. You're probably familiar with the book "Rules for Radicals" and that the author dedicated the book to "Lucifer," aka Satan.

Aug 08, 2012 06:47 PM #2
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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The problem is TOO MANY people area leaving politics to the politicians and they are not EDUCATING themselves on the REAL issues and this includes real estate professionals.

Aug 09, 2012 12:18 AM #3
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Jay Markanich
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I would think maybe 1% of voters make informed decisions.  Key word - informed.  I agree with the Founding Fathers - voters should be comprised of property owners who are 35 and older!  And the chicks can vote, in my book.

Aug 09, 2012 03:12 AM #4
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Lenn Harley
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Until and unless a candidate, after being elected, can or would control every aspect of the economy, they shouldn't be making promises. 

Promising something when one doesn't know they can deliver is juvenile. 

The silliest thing a politician can do is make promises.

The even silliest thing a pendant can do is talk about broken promises.

Promises are pipe dreams.

Aug 09, 2012 03:51 AM #5
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John Mulkey
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Than - It appears that the only constituents of politicians are the special interest groups.

Pamela - Great points, and sadly, most voters won't take time to discover the facts.

Wallace - Politics has now become a profession, and some of those involved are true "professionals."

Jay - Yes, it's difficult to find a truly "informed" voter.

Lenn - Unfortunately, a large percentage of voters make decisions on those empty promises.

 

 

 

Aug 09, 2012 05:36 AM #6
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Charles Buell
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John, I would argue that it is actually quite impossible for any of us to be truly "informed" any more---if it was ever really possible.  As David Suzuki said so eloquently:  "We're in a giant car headed toward a brick wall and everyone is arguing over where they are going to sit."  I would add that the fact that everyone thinks they are in a different kind of car does not help one bit :)

Aug 09, 2012 06:13 AM #7
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Charles Buell
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@Jay---you just excluded me as a voter :)

Aug 09, 2012 06:14 AM #8
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Jon Budish
Resident Realty - Fort Collins, CO

The final sentence sums it all up really well. I guess the day will come when those with their head in the sand, will no longer be able to ignore reality.

Aug 09, 2012 06:23 AM #9
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Mike Frazier
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Actually I have not heard Romney making lots of promises except to help create job growth by pro business laws.

Aug 09, 2012 08:22 AM #10
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James A. Browning
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In my opinion Mr Bush set the entire table on the current Real Estate Issues! Rommie (intentional) should stick to business, not politics.

Aug 09, 2012 09:00 AM #11
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John Mulkey
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Charles - I just wish we could all get in the car. Then perhaps we could discuss our options.

Jon - And when that day comes, it will be too late for reform.

Mike - Even Romney has made some promises he can't keep, such as repealing the health care law, something he can't do without support from Congress. But my complaints aren't directed at a single candidate, all of them make promises they know cannot be fulfilled; and many of the voters make their decisions upon such empty promises.

James - I'd be happy if they all would stick to the issues with honesty and integrity.

Aug 09, 2012 09:48 AM #12
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Rob Arnold
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History tends to repeat itself. 

If you want to know what Obama will do in 4 more years, just look at what he did during the last 20 or so years.  The track record as President is dismal.  The track record as a US Senator and Illinois Senator shows basically no accomplishments. 

Romney while not the best choice has a proven track record of success as a governor, at Bain, and with the Olympics. 

There is no comparison on their resume.

Aug 09, 2012 02:58 PM #13
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John Mulkey
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Rob - Too often we wind up settling for something less than the best. Where are the true leaders?

Aug 09, 2012 03:38 PM #14
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William Feela
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All a cvandidate can do is proclaim wha they want to do not what they are going to do.  One person in congress can't do diddly!

Aug 09, 2012 03:58 PM #15
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Charles Buell
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John, that is just it---we are all in the car and it is denial that prevents our getting our heads together over the issues :)

Aug 09, 2012 07:09 PM #16
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John Mulkey
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William - I agree, and would like to see candidates make more realistic "promises."

Charles - Oh, I think many have yet to get "on board," and have just chosen different modes of "transportation."

Aug 10, 2012 06:32 AM #17
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Jay Markanich
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The one thing NOT to look at is promises.  Those are made with vote intent, not with a plan.

I listen instead to HOW they say they want to accomplish this or that.  The how is the real issue.

Sep 04, 2012 04:32 AM #18
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John Mulkey
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Jay - Perhaps we should elect those who promise the least. Then, we can avoid the greater disappointment.

Sep 04, 2012 06:17 AM #19
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Jay Markanich
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Again, HOW not WHAT.

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