How you answer this question says a lot about how you will cast your vote!
Richmond, VA, in the 1992 debate between Clinton and Bush, a guy with a ponytail stood up and ask the candidates “to meet our needs, the needs in housing and in crime and you name it, as opposed to the wants of your political spin doctors and your political parties. … Could we cross our hearts? It sounds silly here but could we make a commitment? You know, we’re not under oath at this point, but could you make a commitment to the citizens of the U.S. to meet our needs—and we have many—and not yours again?”
Do you want your President to treat us like his children and take care of all our needs? How do you look at a President? Is he the “money daddy”? Is he the great protector? Is he the answer to your problems? Do you just want the President to be a caring guy who will think of you every single day in the White House?
Do you want a President to defend our country from enemies: foreign and domestic? Do you want him to get government out of your way? Let you keep more of your money to give as you see fit? A President that wants you to become as wealthy as you can and hire as many people as you can? A President that is honest enough to say, “I can’t create a single job, only you can”? A President that encourages you to give to others and helps others because I can’t do it from Washington? A President that recognizes that most problems are solved in your communities not from a federal law?
A President is an elected politician. He can not create jobs, help you with your mother’s perscription drugs, pay for college, or solve the energy crisis by regulation and government demands! Actually, he can do those things, but it would mean less freedom for you!
However, he can remove the obstacles to those things. He can make energy more affordable by not restricting or taxing the production of it. He can make drugs more affordable by removing the government red tape involved in research and development, he allow businesses to flourish without fear of “excess profit tax” or witch hunt by some pandering politician looking for votes. The President should be thinking of how to make us more free “every single day in the White House”, instead of how he can buy votes.
What do you want from a President?
The President that can give you everything has the power to take it all away!