Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Jeff Bowler Postpones Presidential Endorsement

As I reflect upon the tenure of our current president, I find myself wondering if any candidate in the upcoming election will be able to reverse the disaster that will be George W. Bush's presidential legacy. Can the youthful energy, exuberance and positive nature of Barack Obama effectively change the broken and corrupted government that runs our country today? Will Hillary's experience, the worldwide respect for her husband, and her natural ability to lead be able to reverse crumbling U.S. foreign relations?

These are questions I will seek answers to in the coming months. Barack Obama vehemently opposes the Iraq war and has put together a plan to bring our soldiers home. He is strongly involved in creating an honest and open government to clean up our political system and eliminate corruption. He is also a strong leader in pushing for a new energy plan to decrease fuel emissions and conserve our natural resources.

Hillary is a leading advocate for children's and women's rights. She has fought her entire life to help provide legal counsel and aid to those who are unable to afford it. From the moment Clinton began her Senate term in 2000 she has lobbied Congress for middle class tax cuts and an increase in minimum wage (opposed to government officials in the house, senate and congress continually seeking pay increases). She is also a proponent of the Plan B contraceptive which the Bush administration is currently attempting to ban.

There are certain issues that I feel very strongly about: abortion, gay rights, the environment, Iraq, gun control and the economy. Some of these have not been fully addressed by the above candidates. For this reason I am choosing to defer my endorsement. As the candidates begin to heat up their individual campaigns and make their stances on these issues clearer to the public, I will proclaim my preference for the next United States President.

As you may or may not have figured out I have eliminated any of the other candidates from my consideration. My endorsement will go to Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

Please check back with us in the coming months. We will soon be adding a presidential poll for the public on our site. Mcbone Incorporated would love to know who you think can clean up the colossal mess that will be left by the Bush administration.

Again we would like to make clear that we welcome all political opinions on our blog. Please do not hesistate to voice your displeasure with our choices or make an argument to show the other Mcbone bloggers who you think should be the next president.

Thank you for your time.


Anonymous said...

Bush has made mistakes but don't forget to point out that the economy is doing great.

Bela & Holly Moore said...

I am right there with you on the fence on this one. as a woman I am trying my little feminist best to be on hilarys team, but that barack keeps pulling me in. Maybe we can figure this out together.

Nate and Jeff Bowler, Co-Captains said...

Whenever I drive down Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland I see an economy that is not working so well for a lot of people. I'd like to see our inner-city economies somewhat resuscitated before saying that the economy is doing great.


Nate and Jeff Bowler, Co-Captains said...

More Americans are missing their mortgage payments in the past two years than at any other time in recent history.

That was a leading story in many of the business sections of yesterdays news.

People aren't buying homes b/c they can't afford it. Housing almost everywhere is selling for far less than what the market would normally call for.

This is a tell tale sign that the people in America are hurting financially. When the American economy is doing well people are buying houses. That isn't happening.

Also other than a quick spike in the first two years of his presidency, unemployment has steadily dropped by almost 2% since 2002.

We also experienced one of the worst spikes in gas prices in U.S. history.

The economy has encountered sudden increases occasionally throughout his tenure b/c of his involvement in war. War by nature usually gives a staggering economy a shot in the arm. Provides a false sense of security.