The Most Important People In This Election…or Not.

Obama, Romney…Liberalism, Conservatism…Democrat, Republican…Pro-Choice, Pro-Life…Big Government, Small Government…Small Military, Huge Military…Keynesian Economics, Capitalism…Pro-Union, Pro-Business…you get the idea. There could NOT be any more stark difference in choices this election. Many have voice their choice in the polls…47% to 47% (+/- 2).

So that leads me to a very interesting question. Who are these 4-6 percent called “The Undecided”? Better yet, what make up of mindset does one have to actually have to NOT be able to form a choice? How many Liberal, Pro-Life, Big Government, Huge Military, Pro-Business, Keynesian Economic Republicans can there be?

How does one sit on the fence? A fence so thin a blade of grass would teeter to one side or the other? This makes no sense! Well to me anyway…until recently. I listen to Red Eye Radio sometimes during my middle of the night travels. Eric and Gary tell it like it is. And while they are conservative, their leanings are Libertarian and not automatically Republican…like mine. So Eric is interviewing a psychologist the other night after the debate. They were discussing the display of emotions in Obama and Romney’s performance and how that translates to firing up their supporters.

But I couldn’t help think about how their performance translates to those who haven’t made up their mind. You see, for me…and maybe you…I look at what a candidate SAYS and match it up with my worldview to see if that candidate is fitting in with how I interpret the world. So when I judge a candidate, it is on his POSITIONS and POLICY beliefs that steer me. And I understand that no one candidate will fulfill all my positions, but I pick the one that comes the closest. Some of those positions are weighted, such as Abortion weighs more than Military.

But do you know that there are people out there that don’t look at policy and positions? Big Debt/No Debt, Big Milt/Little Milt, Keynesian/Capitalism…they don’t care! They can take it or leave it. Cause either way, they will just….be. They will exist. No matter what happens or how this country is run. It is THOSE people that the candidates spend all their time, money, and energy trying to win them over. The ones that don’t care what the candidates believe.

So what DO they care about? Check this out. This is what I found. Ready for it? Here it comes….Likability. Yep that’s right. It all comes down to whether they “like” a candidate. So that begs the question: “What constitutes a “like”? Oh, get this….Cuteness. Smile. Nice hair. Using a certain word that resonates with the would be potential voter…like “underwear” (ala Clinton’s Boxers or Briefs question). The suit. Or…the Speedo. So as they debate the weight of the world issues of our day, it all comes down to, “Hey! He likes Jelly Beans – I like Jelly Beans – Looks like I’m voting for him!”

So when it’s all said and done, hundreds of millions are spent, thousands of volunteers walk, make calls, stuff envelopes, print flyers, etc…our President will be chosen by the most important people in an election, on the opinion of someone whose most important opinion hinges on the topic of candy, hair, music style or clothing. The Likeability Factor.

Here’s the kicker….that 4-6% is least likely to care enough to remember to actually make it to the polls on election day. Thank God.

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  1. The best Obama exposure site on the net:

    The Obama File …
    http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_personal.html

    The United States Library of Congress has selectedTheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collectionof Internet materials
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    Just a few of the pages:

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    .

    Obama’s books:
    In a sane world, having the following comments out in print via Obama’s racist books would have knocked him out of the running for president of the United States.(they would have crucified a white candidate for far less)

    From Dreams from My Father,“ I FOUND A SOLACE IN NURSING A PERVASIVE SENSE OF GRIEVANCE AND ANIMOSITY AGAINST MY MOTHER’S RACE”. Barack Hussein Obama

    From ‘Dreams from my Father’,“The emotion between the races could never be pure, even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, THE OTHER RACE (WHITE) WOULD ALWAYS REMAIN JUST THAT: MENACING, ALIEN, AND APART.” Barack Hussein Obama

    From Dreams from My Father:“THAT HATE HADN’T GONE” he wrote, BLAMING “WHITE PEOPLE — some CRUEL, some IGNORANT, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives.” Barack Hussein Obama

    From ‘Dreams from My Father’,“There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs,” he wrote.“It remained necessary to prove which side you were on,to show your LOYALTY TO THE BLACK MASSES, TO STRIKE OUT and name names” Barack Hussein Obama
    “Dreams From My Father,” page 101 (paperback, ISBN 978-1-4000-8277-3)

    Dreams From My Father: To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists“Dreams From My Father,” pages 99-100

    Then there is his love of Islam:

    Quote from Barack Obama’s book, Dreams Of My Father:
    “THE PERSON WHO MADE ME PROUDEST OF ALL, THOUGH, WAS MY [half brother], ROY..HE CONVERTED TO ISLAM”.

    From ‘Dreams of my Father’,“IN INDONESIA, I SPEND TWO YEARS AT A MUSLIM SCHOOL”“..I STUDIED THE KORAN..”

    From ‘Audacity of Hope:“LOLO (Obama’s step father) FOLLOWED ISLAM….”I LOOKED TO LOLO FOR GUIDANCE”.

    From ‘The Audacity Of Hope,“I WILL STAND WITH THEM (MUSLIMS) SHOULD THE POLITICAL WINDS OF WAR SHIFT IN AN UGLY DIRECTION..”
    .
    From The Audacity Of Hope,“WE ARE NO LONGER JUST A CHRISTIAN NATION, we are also a Jewish nation, a MUSLIM NATION, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”
    __________
    Don’t believe it? Think these comments taken ‘out of context’? Here it all here in his own works;


    __________
    Still need convincing?

    Race: http://theobamafile.com/obamarace.htm

    Islam — early years: http://www.theobamafile.com/_Islam/ObamaIslamEarlyYears.htm

    Islam — candidate: http://theobamafile.com/_Islam/ObamaIslamCandidate.htm

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