Romney has been tied, or within 1 to 2 points of the president for the last two to three weeks.
Incumbent Presidential elections with polls as close as these almost always go to the opposition. These are not opinions they are the objective waypoints used by strategists on both sides to advise, and anticipate the direction of a campaign, and likewise make navigational adjustments when trimming their sails through campaign waters. Also indicative is that 60 percent or more of the population agrees that we are not headed in the right direction, and as many or more oppose the Obama-Care health care reform bill and all its unread, 2800 + pages of legislated surprises; a bill Romney and Ryan have vowed to repeal as a first matter of business once elected.
I propose this election is not about Democrat vs.Republican, but instead common sense vs. madness, or success vs. failure. If what you've been doing isn't working, do you continue to do the same thing, or do you try something new? According to Einstein the definition of insanity is to continue doing the same thing that has failed over and over again and expect different results, a practice that seems to be a hallmark of this current administration?
In short I would pose the question, as will the candidates who will be vying for our support this November. In the words of the late Ronald Reagan, arguably one of the greatest presidents of the 20th century and our lifetime, "Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?"
The decision is ours to make. As a swing state, we here in Ohio may have the opportunity that few other states have, the ability to make the final decision in the most important election of our lifetime. We must keep our wits and let our conscience guide us, not the partisan politics that seems to dominate today's political theatre.
To those who heed this call, I hope to see you in November!
Joshua D. Marrone