Ive read several letters recently that discuss how either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama is out of touch with the American public or how they like the personality of one candidate over the other.
As a man who is completely unimpressed by either candidate, Id like to point out the fallacy of these arguments.
As most of us know, the average politician will say whatever it takes to get himself elected. Making an emotional plea is usually the easiest form of rhetoric to get the job done.
Unfortunately, even being the most genuine, caring candidate on the ballot means very little if your policies are damaging. When you make the argument that one candidate is better because he cares more, youre only pointing out that his rhetoric has a deeper impact on you.
Take a look at the economic policies of each candidate and make sure you truly understand the short-term and long-term impact of their programs. This isnt an easy task, as every government action does have unintended consequences that are not immediately felt. However, it is the only method of truly making an informed decision.
Matthew Antle State College