The Man On The White Horse

American cinema has conditioned most of us to expect in difficult situations, “a man on a white horse” to suddenly ride in and rescue us from impending peril.  On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, it’s not going to happen.

There is in my opinion a better choice but I will save that for a later post.

After almost four years of constant politic-ing, voters have heard it all.  No one, however, has presented, nor have any of us heard, a comprehensive plan to fix the economy, eliminate the deficit, exert American influence around the world, and put back in reach, for all citizens, the American dream.   Next Tuesday’s vote will have to be based upon ones gut.  Which candidate will hold open the possibility to regain the American dream.

We can view the election as a choice between the lesser of two evils, or optimistically, as the better of two flawed candidates.  But which choice offers America the better path forward?

It turns out that for most voters it does not matter.  The election will be extremely close and certain States are either red or blue.  Decided voters are adamant that their choice is best for America and no amount of additional information will change that view.  It seems that President Obama will retain his office if the swing States, by the narrowest of margins, fall his way.  Mitt Romney will win if swing States do not choose Obama.  What a way to run a railroad.

The amazing part of this election is the extravagant amount of money that has been spent.  Estimates now put the figure at over $2 billion.  What a waste considering how split the voting public remains.

In the former American dream, the man of the white horse rides in and saves the day.  The best part of that is that he asks for nothing in return.  The man of the white horse performs his services because they are the right thing to do.

In a strange way both campaigns have been acting as if large donors are the man on the white horse but this time the man is wearing a mask.  We will not know who they are.

Do you think the largest donors of this $2 billion will not ask (or expect) something in return?

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