As we head to the Nov. 6 finish, the job of a citizen is to sort through the rhetoric and commercials and partisan money that sometimes seem to confuse the issues more than they clarify them
In the end, it is the responsibility of each of us to make a decision about how we will cast our one, precious vote.
There are many substantive issues on which the two candidates for president differ starkly. And there is the factor of character.
Now that we have seen the candidates, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, go head to head, we can add our own measure of character.
On the issues, I had no doubt that I would find more support for my values and beliefs in the presidents positions. What I was not prepared for was the striking difference in the believability of these two men. While I have not agreed with the president on every issue, he has not changed who he is to suit the occasion.
Romney, however, seems to have different opinions every time I hear him talk. I am struck by how Romney changes his opinions depending on who he is talking to; I am distrustful of how he would govern; and I am hopeful that each voter will do his or her job as a citizen.
Take a measure of the characters of these two men, reject candidate Romney and his shifting stances, and re-elect Obama.
Nancy R. Chiswick