Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What Hurricane Sandy means for election 2012

There has been a lot of speculation about the hurricane that hit the east coast Monday and what it means for the upcoming presidential election.  While I certainly don’t have the answer, I’m going to throw my hat into the ring of speculation.  I hope you do the same.

I want to start by offering my sincerest condolences to those struggling with the loss of power, property and, worst of all, life from Hurricane Sandy.  We must remember that an election, while important, is not as important as people.  There are a lot of things you can do to help with disaster relief – things as small as giving blood locally and as big as going out to help with clean up.   For information on how to help or to donate, visit the Red Cross hurricane page here.

Now when it comes to the election, many began to wonder if the election date would be moved.  This seems incredibly unlikely, although certain counties could change polling locations if your local site was destroyed.  Even some of the hardest hit places in New Jersey don’t seem to be phased.  The election has been placed on the back burner while officials are concerned with flooding and clean up, but in a recent CNN article, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie (R) said “the election will take care of itself.”

In my opinion, there are two factors which could actually impact the election, and they’re things that BOTH parties should be worried about.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

When employment just isn't enough

One of the biggest issues this election cycle is jobs. Unemployment. But there is a whole category of the employed that is overlooked.

Monday, October 8, 2012

I have a DREAM...

I will continue to follow campaign 2012 in my blog for the time being, and in particular I want to focus on “little known” issues in this year’s election.

When it comes to immigration, there is a lot of confusion about “illegal aliens.”  Many don’t know what that means or why there is a debate.  Shouldn’t they be sent back to the country where they came from if they are in the United States illegally?  Maybe, but maybe not.  When it comes to “illegal aliens” in the United States, here is where things get sticky…