The GroundHog:

This is one of those most read posts. The writer poses some very important questions we should all ask ourselves — regardless of one’s political party. For me, I can readily respond to the first point is all about the money it takes to run for public office and the role that plays in who can run for office and who can’t.

The second is what the writer terms “The B.S. Factor” and asks us to name 5 clear examples of where each candidate stands on issues. I can do that for the candidate I’m voting for. I can name more than five.

But rather than a bullet list of achievements on the issues, what hit home was the writer’s comments about mudslinging. She’s spot on. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could vote on the real stuff and not carry on about birth certificates, religion and a host of other bad behavior.

Originally posted on Real Women:

I’m about to talk about a topic that many say should be avoided between family, co-workers and friends: politics.

Have no fear, I’m not going to pontificate on which presidential candidate I think should win, nor which party is better than the other.  Let me clearly state that I am an Independent, not affiliated with either the Republican or the Democratic Party.   Yes, I tend to lean towards one vs. the other, but I’m not going to get into that here.  I will also admit that for the past several years of presidential elections, I have not been whole-heartedly thrilled with ANY candidate.  As my mother once said, it often feels like voting for the least of the evils.

I will also admit that I am not highly knowledgeable in the ways of government, and have had no formal education in politics.  I am just your average Real Woman who must…

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