The race for the republican
presidential nomination continues on and it looks like it will not truly be
decided until the republican convention. President Obama has been sitting back with little motivation to start
campaigning because the republicans are doing a fine job or bloodying each others'
noses at this point. But the real ally
for the president and his bid for reelection may not be the opposing candidates
beating up on each other, it may be a rebounding economy. Job creation seems to be picking up steam
even though it is still anemic compared to historical levels, the stock market
has been performing very well recently and it all points to a strengthening
economy, which obviously favors President Obama. If gas prices start coming down, and the
other leading economic indicators stay positive, President Obama will have a
good shot at being re-elected. You see
people have short memories and the "what have you done for me lately" mentality
dominates many voters decision process.
But ultimately, as voters from either party, we need to take a step back
and vote for the candidate the most embodies their beliefs and party
platform. Few things are more dangerous
than an uninformed electorate unless you count one that votes for a candidate
based on the most recent headlines. Once
again, get registered to vote, be informed and cast your ballot. It is uniquely American and it makes for a
Better East Texas.