I would like to see, even briefly, the national debate focus on:
Who would do a better job of running the country in the next four years?
Instead, we’ve been getting a microscopic scrutiny of Romney’s finances and job history, and on the other hand, a minute examination of the last four years and whether Obama was the salvation of humankind or the world’s worst leader since Pol Pot (there seems to be no middle ground available here).
Is it at all possible that the national debate might focus on the fitness of the candidates for the job in 2013, since that’s what we are presumably evaluating them for, i.e., the future?
I haven’t, for instance, heard anything other than a few blurted sound bites about what Romney’s foreign policy goals would be, or how Obama would react to a persistence (or increase) in the unemployment rate in 2013…you know, stuff like that. I’m horribly sick of each candidate trying to tell us what an unworthy douchebag the other is. I even see it on this forum.