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"Listen to the Heartbeat" was a catchy jingle use in a Chevrolet ad campaign in the late 1980s.  With Obama’s role in helping save is an appropriate theme to remember the Obama campaign, the theme seems an appropriate way of catching the mission at hand in Tuesday election.    Below are some thoughts for undecided voters to consider:  

Thought #1:  Obama produced on the economy despite being dealt the worst of circumstances.  
President Obama inherited a major economic recession – the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930’s.  
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The economic stimulus in 2009 helped put people back to work.  Although we are not enjoying an economic boom, the economic freefall has been squashed and significant improvement has been made to the economy.   Unemployment is finally coming down and job growth is occurring, housing starts are up, etc. The economic stimulus didn’t just help create jobs, but it helped save jobs.    Obama’s support of the auto bailout helped save many jobs in America’s auto industry, which is an anchor of America’s industrial base.
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Thought #2:  Don’t return to the policies that got us into the mess.
Romney brand of trickle down economics favors wealthy people at the expense of the middle class and poor.    When money is in the hand of the common folk, they spend a higher percentage of things that are necessary for living and further generate economic growth, as opposed to simply having the wealthy accumulate more and more.    Does it make sense to switch to Romney in the middle of a recovery when he is likely to return to the policies of his ideological brother, George W. Bush?   The when the economy started tanking in 2007, it was under a Republican President after years of Republican domination of the federal government.    If you are not happy with the pace of progress, does it really make sense to return power to the same group of people who screwed things up in the first place?   Don’t ask me; ask Bill Clinton, the last president to pull America out of a recession.
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Thought 3: Don’t let plutocrats take away American Democracy through inaccurate political advertising.
With the Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling, unlimited money can influence elections.   Wealthy donors are buying politicians and jamming the airwaves with a message of priorities that don’t match the priorities that the nation as a whole has.   Go back and do research before accepting allegations made in some of the flood of campaign cash.
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Thought #4: Don’t reward obstructionism.  
If you are disappointed in Obama, do you understand that the President has to work with Congress?  Do you understand that the Republican leadership was determined to defeat Obama politically from the start including unprecedented use of the filibuster in the United States Senate?   Did you know that Mitch McConnell, the leader of Senate Republicans, stated that the number the Republicans number 1 goal was to make Obama a one term President?   Even when Obama’s Democratic Party had majority control of the Senate and House of Representatives, Republicans used the 60-vote requirement to stop a filibuster to stall progress in Congress, since Democrats had lost a filibuster-proof majority.    Republicans, who have helped stall progress purposely, stand to be rewarded by having Obama bottom
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Thought #5: Don’t return America to a foreign policy that gets America entangled in costly, elective wars.  
Most of Mitt Romney’s foreign policy advisors are from George W. Bush’s foreign policy team.   The same foreign policy team that dragged the United States into an elective war in Iraq by falsely claiming that the      Throughout the campaign, Mitt Romney vigorously bashed Obama’s foreign policy and yet, in the last Presidential debate, he endorsed or agreed to many of Obama’s policies falling back on the flip-flop Romnesia theme, but still, most of Romney’s foreign policy team is from George W. Bush’s administration.    What do you think Romney will really do?
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Thought #6:  Did Romney prove that he is better than Obama?
In boxing, a reigning champion must be beaten by the challenger, in order for the challenger to win the championship belt.    During this campaign, has Mitt Romney demonstrated that he is better than President Obama, not equal, but better?   If Mitt Romney has failed to demonstrate that he is better, than he has not earned the presidency.

Thought #7: Did the Republican ticket of Romney and Ryan pass the Commander-in-Chief test?
Does Romney have the understanding of the military to be Commander-in-Chief?
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Does Paul Ryan, Romney Vice-Presidential running mate, have the temperament to be the Commander-in-Chief, which he would be a heartbeat away from being if Romney where elected?
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Thought # 8:  A Nobel Peace Prize winner is better positioned to lead the nation and bring people together with a do-something Congress than Mitt Romney.
Romney states that Obama is divisive, yet Obama is maintains high personal favorability ratings and is seen as even-tempered.    It is well-documented that the Republican Congress made defeating Obama a strategy versus doing the work that American needed to get done to put more people back to work.   Obama was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.   Who do you believe?   While you at, please remember to vote for Democrats or non-obstructionist Republicans for the Senate and House of Representatives.
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Thought #9: Who will support women’s rights?
John Olson is a candidate for Congress in Oklahoma’s First District.   He states that, “Women’s rights are currently under attack. In the last few years, government has frequently sought to insert itself into the relationship between women and their doctors. Access to private comprehensive health care should be fully available. Women should command equal pay for equal work and equal justice under the law. Women are still paid 23% less than men. Crime against women and domestic violence are all too common. I will fight to ensure that women have a level playing field with the same trust and confidence that men enjoy.”
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Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, while Romney is evasive on whether he supports it or not.     Obama has supported privacy and protection of women’s reproductive rights, while Romney has taken every position and none, to the point it is unclear what he supports.   Who is more likely to agree with John Olson’s support women’s rights – Romney or Obama, Democrats or Republicans?

Thought #10: Do you want to move America forward?  
In the most stunning summation of an opponent in a Presidential debate, Obama declared that Romney’s foreign policy that asserts that Russia is American’s main geopolitical threat is based on foreign policy from the 1980s when the Cold War was still in place, that Romney’s social policy was from the 1950s, and that his economic policies were from the 1920s.
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An example of the backwardness of Romney and the Republicans is on the issue of women’s rights.  John Olson is a candidate for Congress in Oklahoma’s First District.   He states that, “Women’s rights are currently under attack. In the last few years, government has frequently sought to insert itself into the relationship between women and their doctors. Access to private comprehensive health care should be fully available. Women should command equal pay for equal work and equal justice under the law. Women are still paid 23% less than men. Crime against women and domestic violence are all too common.  . I will fight to ensure that women have a level playing field with the same trust and confidence that men enjoy.”  Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 into law, while Romney is evasive on whether he supports it or not.  Obama has supported privacy and protection of women’s reproductive rights, while Romney has taken every position and none, to the point it is unclear what he supports – meanwhile a few Republican candidates for Senate (Akin, Mourdock) seem to lack an understanding that rape is a crime.   Who is more likely to agree with John Olson’s support women’s rights – Romney or Obama, Democrats or Republicans?
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