In the weeks following Mitt Romney's defeat, the Republican party is regrouping to determine how they can move foward and pick up the White House in 4 years. One of the ideas being kicked around is to abandon the Iowa Straw Poll all together. Many Republicans feel that the caucus has gotten out of hand and is giving too much power to candidates early on that may not have nationwide appeal. The problem with this caucus is the way it's run. Brendan Spaar has had a problem with the Iowa Straw Poll for years. Candidates buy tickets that they then hand out to their supporters. The supporters attend the event and then vote for their candidate. So basically the candidate with the most money devoted to this caucus wins. The media then latches onto the winner, treating them like the people's champion when all they did is buy votes. If the Republicans are arguing that Obama won because he promised gifts to his voters, then the Iowa Straw Poll has got to go because it does essentially the same thing (albeit on a smaller scale).
By now you've all heard about the November surprise in this year's Presidential election. Unfortunately the surprise came a few days after the election was held. Turns out the head of the CIA was having an affair with his biographer and had been for many years. This doesn't seem like a big deal and should have been rather easy to cover up because it only involves two people. As long as these two people keep quiet then no one knows what's going on. Well something happened and this secret came out.
Now what if this had been something larger? What if it involved coordination by more than two people? What if a group of people detonated the two towers of the World Trade Center as well as the Pentagon to convince the voting public that we should go to war with the Middle East? How about a group of people covering up the crash landing of an alien spaceship in Nevada? The point that Brendan Spaar is trying to make is that if two people can't keep a secret for more than 2 years, how do you expect a whole group of people to keep an even bigger secret for decades? Remember this the next time someone tells you something that "the government doesn't want us to know."
It seems like every network (even Fox News) has declared Barack Obama the winner of the Presidential race. If Fox News is going to call it then Brendan Spaar will go ahead and declare that the President has won a second term. It may have had something to do with Chris Rock's campaign message last night on Jimmy Kimmel. What do you think?
Mitt Romney is campaigning hard for votes in Florida, visiting the University of Miami for a second time. This time he brought along Congressman Connie Mack, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Senator Marco Rubio. Brendan Spaar takes issue with a politician visiting a college twice during the campaign season. Who are you trying to reach that may not have been at the first event? The country is so vast that for a politician to spend precious time going back to a univeristy seems a little wasteful. Or maybe this just sheds light on the real issue here. The only states that matter are swing states. I'm sure that schools in Louisiana would love for Romney or Obama to visit them. They would visit if Louisiana was a swing state but as of this post, neither candidate has visited a school in the state. Let's do away with the electoral college so that all states are treated equal!
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