We Americans don’t care how much a president knows or what they can do
until we know what they have gotten done for people like you and me
With the selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, it seems all but certain that the campaign is going to turn even more negative between the Republican and Democratic tickets.
As it appears the campaign is headed towards a “cold war” I am reminded of President Reagan’s signature admonition, borrowed from Suzanne Massie, regarding the Soviet Union that we “Trust, but verify,” before accepting anything they say. This may then be a time to vet each party’s candidates further before we trust and then elect either candidate.
For America to make an informed decision regarding all of the candidates’ abilities and capacities to lead our country as President, we would do well to reverse and then tweak Reagan’s words into, “Verify then elect.” We more clearly know President Obama’s record as President compared to what a President Romney’s record would look like, however there is a widely held view that past performance is a good predictor of future performance.
We should therefore ask both candidates (and their V.P.’s or V.P. nominee) to provide the following to us about what they have done and have gotten done that is:
As a final suggestion to all the candidates, if you want to gain “buy in” from the American people, provide us with specific plans providing specific solutions facing our country that will to the 99 percent most impacted by them provide concrete steps that will: a) make sense; b) feel right and c) be doable to and by the non-rocket scientists or financial whizzes amongst us.