The Road to White House - Election 2012 - Week Four - Florida Primary

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With Florida’s GOP primary days away, the two Republican challengers, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are fighting for Florida’s fifty delegate prize.

Each man is gaining ground and endorsements, the latest for Newt Gingrich as former Presidential hopeful Herman Cain announced his support for the former Speaker of the House. Romney has been endorsed by former presidential hopeful and Arizona Senator John McCain as well as former Utah Governor John Huntsman.

As Florida appears a must win for both Gingrich and Romney, it will inevitably signal the end for Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania Senator, and Texas Representative Ron Paul, both of whom have etched their names into the political landscape and may still play a crucial role in the November election.

Big issues of the week came in the form of money with the disparity in income taxation issues brought to the forefront during President Obama’s State of the Union Address and with Mitt Romney forced to disclose his net worth and other particulars of his wealth creation strategy.

While unfair and a thorn in the side of the middle class, in reality, disparity in taxation will not decide the next president as even those who would micro-analyze each issue understand the tax system cannot be changed in nine months and in reality the blame does not fall on any of the men seeking the top spot in our government’s structure.

If any of the candidate has engaged in wealth creation strategies or practices that were contrary to American interests the information will be made public as will any infidelity or other standard smoking gun issues as we look ahead to nine long months of trash talking, mudslinging and public airing of everyone’s dirty laundry.

President Obama addressed the Nation in his annual State of the Union speech, attempting in minutes more than an hour, to convince the America public his plan to get America back on its feet, back to work and back to the global reputation as a world superpower was the right course of action and needed only time, another four years, to effect the change he promised in his inaugural speech.

The real question for voters in the coming November election is trust. Do we want a President who can grow into the job and become unimaginably effective or do we want leadership that can hit the ground running day one?

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