Nov. 6, 2012 — There are many things one could say about Barack Obama: he has a great smile, he’s a rousing orator during his campaign stops and I would say he is also determined to hold onto his job.
That, I’m afraid, is as far as I can go in the compliment department for the man who currently sits as president of the United States.
In addition to observing the slight ups and major downs of his administration, I have also watched all three of the candidate debates on both the right-leaning Fox News Channel and the left-leaning CNN. I did this to be sure I heard the commentary and poll results from such polar perspectives.
Nov. 6, 2012 — Ah, yes, today is Election Day, and we’re all going to cast our vote for president. Good enough. While the history of the people electing their leaders may extend all the way back to the ancient Greeks, our presidential elections have a distinctly American flavor that raises at least a few curious ponderings.
OK. Let’s get started. According to the Library of Congress, the Founding Fathers probably did not envision the development of political parties, apparently believing instead that the “obvious and unanimous” candidate for the office would rise from the people — just the way our first president George Washington had.