Of course, we want to make the decision that will benefit us the most, including what will benefit our future generations in our family. In deciding who will benefit us the most, we must focus on the results that are reasonable to expect, based on reality. We must not let just "agreement" with or "liking" or "nice ideas" or nice promises rule our decisions, as this is not about personality or popularity contests but about the actual benefit to ourselves.
To do this, as on the home page, we must answer two questions. I copy that part in the box below.
1. Who is, by far, the most capable of doing the actual job excellently!
2. Who will do what I value? (i.e what is the net benefit to me given what I value and the capability of getting effective implementation.
Glance at the box or go into the references and/or skip over to the discussion after the box.
TWO QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED (If the first is not met, then the second is not relevant.)
***1. WHO IS, BY FAR, THE MOST CAPABLE OF DOING THE ACTUAL JOB EXCELLENTLY?
Romney has PROOF of managing and governing experience. Others are not even close.
Proof page - Also see the overviews for what Romney has actually done:
Without fiscal responsibility and good management, other goals cannot be achieved.
He will do what Americans vote for, representing all Americans, no one left behind
TO ANSWER THIS:
1. Find out who Romney is, his qualifications - At a glance or as deeply as you wish.
3. Explore by subject, via the Menu, as you wish (reading a piece a day for pacing?)
VALUES TIMES EFFECTIVENESS = RESULTS
If a candidate lines up with your values totally, but is unable to deliver, then the value to you would be zero (or close to that).
If there is no threat to your values even if the candidate might not be aligned with them, then this is a zero factor also. For instance, the right to choose and gay rights are non-overcomeable, as the public is dramatically in favor of the two and very few are opposed (the latter is the key item to pay attention to, of course). Public polls, evolving more toward these "rights": opposed to gay marriage, 43%; opposed to gay civil unions, 31%; right to choose: 29% favor making abortion illegal in the first trimester. Gay civil unions are very feasible and gay marriage is likely at some point, but the latter will only happen state by state, as it is not a federal issue. Abortion rights are absolutely safe. This is all positive.
Economics, prosperity, jobs, training
Basic protection for health purposes, and when unemployed, and for those unable to care for themselves
Preserving absolutely the "paid-in" programs of Social Security and Medicare
Independence on oil production, effect of that on jobs and trade deficits and the dollar
Environment, climate warming (balanced approach that is prioritized based on actual effectiveness)
Security of the country (probably no difference, as it is more of an absolute, perhaps some advantage to Romney)