This is the most exciting Presidential Election since John F. Kennedy won in 1960. The longest election cycle ever has more people paying attention, getting involved in the process, registering to vote and going to the polls.  Some think more voters is a good thing.
Maybe, Maybe Not 
   The average American is probably not watching hours of CNN, FOX or MSNBC, but those who do typically watch the 24 hour news channel that leans towards their own political party.
Right after the Vice Presidential Debate, CNN talking heads agreed that obviously Joe Biden won the debate. At the same time, on Fox, the talking heads called it a “knockout” and a “homerun” for Sarah Palin.
   People who watch mainly network TV are bombarded with political ads full of attacks and half truths and those ads may be the only thing they know or think they know about the candidate. Network TV and many major news outlets  lean Democratic which is often reflected in the way they report on different candidates. Positive press helps the candidates raise money and attract voters. The candidates with the most money buy substantially more ad time so that often, the candidates with less money and fewer ads don’t have a chance.  People who know advertising claim  that a person has to see/hear the message 7-9 times before they are ready to buy. The candidate with the most ads has a much better chance of winning.  So really, politics is about the money. The issues? Spin, Spin, Spin
    Each party will “spin” so much that it is hard for anyone to figure out what the real truth is. The party best at the “spin” has a better chance of winning, regardless of the real truth. Each candidate seems to have less than ten “talking points” and regardless of the question, they will answer with a prepared statement that may or may not refer to the question. If the interviewer asks a follow-up question, often  the candidate will repeat the same answer which, again, may or may not be related to the question asked.
  Do we really know any of these people? The fact that someone runs for President is not really because they want to “serve the people”. Why would someone spend $600,000,000 for a job that pays $200,000? Why would special interests donate multimillions to a political candidate if they are not buying access? There is money to be made or people wouldn’t do it. 
Bush and Cheney will be ultra rich and not because Congress gave them a raise. The wars in Iraq have been major money makers for private companies that contract with the government to provide services in the war zone. It is widely accepted that Cheney had previous relationships with companies that were awarded big contracts after some questionable bidding processes. When politicians leave office it’s payback time. There are so many ways for the money to get to the former politicians, like the exorbitant speaking fees the corporations pay. Payback? Maybe.
Reverend Wright, Tony Resco, Bill Ayers “The American people don’t care about that. They want to know who can solve the economic crisis”. If you heard that message over and over, you stop questioning the relationships because it is not important.
Spin, Spin, Spin
 
Regardless who wins, the economy will recover and the party in office will take all the credit and all the blame will be heaped on the other party. Spin, Spin, Spin. The market moves in cycles and always has. It will improve. Time is the  variable.
 
Whoever wins, it will be an interesting four years. It is like a soap opera. I can’t wait to see what will happen next.
 
Politics and Spin
  This is the most exciting Presidential Election since John F. Kennedy won in 1960. The longest election cycle ever has more people paying attention, getting involved in the process, registering to vote and going to the polls.  Some think more voters is a good thing.
Maybe, Maybe Not 
   The average American is probably not watching hours of CNN, FOX or MSNBC, but those who do typically watch the 24 hour news channel that leans towards their own political party.
Right after the Vice Presidential Debate, CNN talking heads agreed that obviously Joe Biden won the debate. At the same time, on Fox, the talking heads called it a “knockout” and a “homerun” for Sarah Palin.
   People who watch mainly network TV are bombarded with political ads full of attacks and half truths and those ads may be the only thing they know or think they know about the candidate. Network TV and many major news outlets  lean Democratic which is often reflected in the way they report on different candidates. Positive press helps the candidates raise money and attract voters. The candidates with the most money buy substantially more ad time so that often, the candidates with less money and fewer ads don’t have a chance.  People who know advertising claim  that a person has to see/hear the message 7-9 times before they are ready to buy. The candidate with the most ads has a much better chance of winning.  So really, politics is about the money. The issues? Spin, Spin, Spin
    Each party will “spin” so much that it is hard for anyone to figure out what the real truth is. The party best at the “spin” has a better chance of winning, regardless of the real truth. Each candidate seems to have less than ten “talking points” and regardless of the question, they will answer with a prepared statement that may or may not refer to the question. If the interviewer asks a follow-up question, often  the candidate will repeat the same answer which, again, may or may not be related to the question asked.
  Do we really know any of these people? The fact that someone runs for President is not really because they want to “serve the people”. Why would someone spend $600,000,000 for a job that pays $200,000? Why would special interests donate multimillions to a political candidate if they are not buying access? There is money to be made or people wouldn’t do it. 
Bush and Cheney will be ultra rich and not because Congress gave them a raise. The wars in Iraq have been major money makers for private companies that contract with the government to provide services in the war zone. It is widely accepted that Cheney had previous relationships with companies that were awarded big contracts after some questionable bidding processes. When politicians leave office it’s payback time. There are so many ways for the money to get to the former politicians, like the exorbitant speaking fees the corporations pay. Payback? Maybe.
Reverend Wright, Tony Resco, Bill Ayers “The American people don’t care about that. They want to know who can solve the economic crisis”. If you heard that message over and over, you stop questioning the relationships because it is not important.
Spin, Spin, Spin
 
Regardless who wins, the economy will recover and the party in office will take all the credit and all the blame will be heaped on the other party. Spin, Spin, Spin. The market moves in cycles and always has. It will improve. Time is the  variable.
 
Whoever wins, it will be an interesting four years. It is like a soap opera. I can’t wait to see what will happen next.
 
Politics and Spin
  This is the most exciting Presidential Election since John F. Kennedy won in 1960. The longest election cycle ever has more people paying attention, getting involved in the process, registering to vote and going to the polls.  Some think more voters is a good thing.
Maybe, Maybe Not 
   The average American is probably not watching hours of CNN, FOX or MSNBC, but those who do typically watch the 24 hour news channel that leans towards their own political party.
Right after the Vice Presidential Debate, CNN talking heads agreed that obviously Joe Biden won the debate. At the same time, on Fox, the talking heads called it a “knockout” and a “homerun” for Sarah Palin.
   People who watch mainly network TV are bombarded with political ads full of attacks and half truths and those ads may be the only thing they know or think they know about the candidate. Network TV and many major news outlets  lean Democratic which is often reflected in the way they report on different candidates. Positive press helps the candidates raise money and attract voters. The candidates with the most money buy substantially more ad time so that often, the candidates with less money and fewer ads don’t have a chance.  People who know advertising claim  that a person has to see/hear the message 7-9 times before they are ready to buy. The candidate with the most ads has a much better chance of winning.  So really, politics is about the money. The issues? Spin, Spin, Spin
    Each party will “spin” so much that it is hard for anyone to figure out what the real truth is. The party best at the “spin” has a better chance of winning, regardless of the real truth. Each candidate seems to have less than ten “talking points” and regardless of the question, they will answer with a prepared statement that may or may not refer to the question. If the interviewer asks a follow-up question, often  the candidate will repeat the same answer which, again, may or may not be related to the question asked.
  Do we really know any of these people? The fact that someone runs for President is not really because they want to “serve the people”. Why would someone spend $600,000,000 for a job that pays $200,000? Why would special interests donate multimillions to a political candidate if they are not buying access? There is money to be made or people wouldn’t do it. 
Bush and Cheney will be ultra rich and not because Congress gave them a raise. The wars in Iraq have been major money makers for private companies that contract with the government to provide services in the war zone. It is widely accepted that Cheney had previous relationships with companies that were awarded big contracts after some questionable bidding processes. When politicians leave office it’s payback time. There are so many ways for the money to get to the former politicians, like the exorbitant speaking fees the corporations pay. Payback? Maybe.
Reverend Wright, Tony Resco, Bill Ayers “The American people don’t care about that. They want to know who can solve the economic crisis”. If you heard that message over and over, you stop questioning the relationships because it is not important.
Spin, Spin, Spin
 
Regardless who wins the election, the economy will recover, the party in office will take all the credit and all the blame will be heaped on the other party. Spin, Spin, Spin. The market moves in cycles and always has. It will improve. Time is the  variable.
 
Whoever wins, it will be an interesting four years. It is like a soap opera. I can’t wait to see what will happen next.