More upsetting is that the majority of Americans are not optimistic about their children's futures. And never has Washington and the country been more polarized. Those without jobs and those toiling away outside their chosen professions are pessimistic and afraid about what the future holds. The employed, too, are apprehensive, worried that their jobs may disappear or their paychecks shrink.
Now what do we have? Both candidates and their supporters spending at least a billion dollars each to ensure that their respective political bases are enthusiastic enough to vote for them while seeking to win over the small group in the swing states who will decide the outcome. To adapt Winston Churchill, never have so many been dependent on the wisdom of so few.
- Read: Are Obama and Romney Good Leaders?
- Read Peter Roff: On Catholic Push Calls, If Not the Obama Campaign, Who?
- Read Leslie Marshall: Debate a Reminder to Obama Supporters: The Fat Lady Hasn't Sung