Now that the 2012 presidential campaign is heating up, it’s easy to get all excited by the rhetoric and to get sucked into the hope that what the incumbent president or his Republican (or independent?) rivals are offering will actually make a difference in putting the nation back on track. They won’t. None have the vision or courage for the dramatic overhaul that’s required. All they offer is another four years of a care-taker president, tinkering at the margins with inconsequential measures aimed at creating the illusion of progress while the nation sinks further into decline.
To provide some contrast and perspective, I’ve added a new page to this site (see the list of “pages” at the right) titled “If I Were President …” These are the kind of bold actions needed to get our economy turned around. But, alas, it’s just a fun, academic exercise, since I’m not an idle billionaire with adoring throngs of unemployed campaign managers. Of course, if there are about 100 million out there willing to donate ten bucks apiece, maybe I’ll consider it. Otherwise, if there are any out there who fit that description (idle billionaires) who would like to make a real difference, you’re welcome to pick up the torch.
So, read and enjoy and imagine what our nation could be like. Let me know what you think.