The elections not so boring after all?

obamavsromney

http://www.tnr.com/article/magazine/politics/106465/opposite-nature-romney-obama-campaigns-more-interesting#

This article was a very interesting read and in some ways I think it does characterize the candidates well. Their backgrounds, personalities, and even the stereotypes that surround them were captured incredibly well. While the article points out both hailed from backgrounds that were the target of discrimination both have vastly different upbringings and social perspectives. Romney was born with a silver spoon, and deals with things precisely. He has more of a business man’s aura.  Obama in contrast is a rags to riches story and and views world affairs in a more complex manner. He’s more of an intellectual overall.

I have to agree with the author that this is not a boring election though I doubt it will end up being as interesting as 2008 or some of the bigger ones historically. However I agree not simply because of the contrast between the candidates personalities but also their differences in policy. With so much on the line, such as the healthcare reform, the very different stances on the governments role in the economy, as well as stark contrasts on social issues(that each candidate may very well affect more through their Supreme Court appointments than their direct policies)  how can it be boring? While one election may not determine the countries outcome there are always consequences and right now there’s a lot more on the line than usual.

-Alex MacConnell

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This is a blog about the 2012 presidential election. Content is generated by students in Professor Heldman's Politics 101 class. She does not necessarily endorse the views expressed here.
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