Trick or treat?
Lot’s of voters feel this way about next week’s presidential elections.
Obama backers think the world as we know it will come to an end should McCain win; and McCain enthusiasts feel pretty much the same way.
The fact is, neither view is true.
If there is one thing we have learned from this fiscal mess we are in, the President of the United States has limited power to really bring about that much change, especially in a short period of time–except, of course, for military ventures.
But in all other areas, this is a nation of powerful interest groups –making it difficult, at best, for any one man to totally get all he wants. Just not the way things get done in Washington.
And even if Obama wins-and Democrats control both houses of Congress–don’t for a minute think he will be given a blank check. No way. Senators and Representatives have their own agendas which may or may not be in alignment with the head of their party. Self interest rules in the world of politics.
So, the best thing to do is take a deep breath and calm down. Neither Obama nor McCain will plunge the nation into the depths of a fiery hell (of course, some argue we are already there?).
Sure there are major differences between the two candidates, but whomever gets elected Tuesday, come Wednesday, the sun will still rise and the stock market will probably still sink.
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