HMMM, IN CLASSIC centrist fashion, I was planning to split my vote in the U.S. presidential election Tuesday between Barack Romney and Mitt Obama. Sorry, neither side ever has a monopoly on the wisest policies for our nation. I'll take a merger of many approaches over dead-set dogma and doctrine.
But hearing an off-the-record panel talk involving White House politicos at Stanford the other night may have swayed me in one direction. The panelists were current and former national security and foreign policy advisors, including those involved in the biggest global issues and news events of recent years. Not surprisingly, they were clear and convincing that the President was the right man to lead our country into the new and scary global future. Having said that, policy-makers and public servants on both sides are well-schooled in posing and posturing for the public -- in this case, well-heeled Democratic donors. Political spin? Say it ain't so.
I'm convinced, though, after listening to these learned panelists and watching them in action at a reception. I plan to cast my precious ballot tomorrow morning for . . . .
(Illustration, above) "The Fight 2012" by Cain and Todd Benson, under a Creative Commons license on flickr. These guys are good. They describe themselves as artists who pose questions, not give answers.