posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 11:20 PM
Recently I was discussing politics with some friends when I had a situation come up that was extremely frustrating. The crux of this was although my
friends during the Bush administration called themselves pacifists and against all war, when I asked how they felt about Obama's involvement in
Afghanistan, Libya, etc. they backtracked from that stance in order to support their guy.
The more I thought about this, the more i realize that this happens all the time. I know that I myself have been guilty of this, along with almost
everyone I have ever discussed politics with. I also noticed the MSM is "shockingly" weak at pointing out when our politicians don't live up to
promises that they give.
So I thought that it might be good to have a thread where ATS members can go on the record saying what they expect their candidate of choice to do if
elected. This could be used so we can look back later to see if the candidates met our expectations. Plus we can then hopefully hold ourselves
accountable to not make excuses for our politicians.
I in no way intend this thread to bash any politician. I will admit that I was primarily thinking of what Romney or Obama supporters opinions because
these are the two candidates most likely to win, but all candidates are welcome.
What would do you expect the person you support to do on any of these issues:
foreign conflicts, (Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, etc.)
fed reserve policy
Issues of personal freedom
or any other issues.