à The day is finally coming. The day when we as Wisconsin primary voters will finally have a say in a presidential race. How historic is this day? Is it a watershed moment? Is it a tipping point? Is it just another primary day in Wisconsin? The answer is; depends on who you talk to.
à On the Democratic side, there is still a contest. Is it make or break day for Hillary Clinton? If she does not do well, the end can be very near for her. Coming from a crowded field of Democrats, who all had the same message early on, she is now redefining herself and taking a new approach to her campaign. She has not done well since super Tuesday. If she stands on the same side on the issues as Barack Obama, Obama wins. This of course stems from the Clinton hatred that Americans cultivated from the 90s. The daily scandals and investigations of the Clinton administration grew into a degree of negativity that are roaring economy could not overcome. Poor slating by the Republicans helped get Bill reelected. And the bad memories of the Clinton administration did not accommodate to Hillary's favor, especially with a choice available.
à Barack Obama is building on his momentum. It doesn't look like Wisconsin is going to slow him down. His motivational style of speaking is helping to catapult him to a nomination. Ten years ago, if someone like Obama were to come into town and rally the people like Tony Robbins or Zig Ziglar, hoards of people would've laughed them out of town. They would've been skeptical and looking for substance. They would turn to them and say," I don't need this, I'm doing fine on my own." But this year, it's different. This year Americans are so starved for motivation, they are lapping this up. Attending a rally has leaves its audience feeling good. They may not even know there was no substance. The dream seemed so promising, no one wants to wake up to see if this can really be the new reality.
à On the Republican side, John McCain has everything all but locked up. He is a startling contrast to the youth movement of the Democrats. However, like the Democrats, he shares some of their policy choices. He's trying to get the Republicans to think that he is a conservative. However, for Republicans, conservatives, some is taking a hiatus. It will be interesting to see how he will combat the charisma extolled by the Democrats.
à The voters who are looking for substance are going to be disappointed. Yes, the candidates have defined their stance on the issues. But you have to go to their web sites to read it. Voters just don't have time for that. Voters want their issues presented in five to 30 second sound bites, and then make a decision. After all, the candidates are the ones who want us to vote for them. They shouldn't be making us do all the work. We've grown accustomed to look for quick, pithy statements that will help us make a choice in just a few seconds that will shape the next half decade of our lives. Is that what politics means to us? On election night, commentators and so-called news men will be spinning and spinning to see who voted and how. And again, they will praise the tipping of the scales in the margin of victory to people who are undecided. How to vote on Tuesday is easy; you just connect the arrow. Who to vote for should be a little more complicated. I want to make the correct choice this time. I want to determine the outcome. According to the pollsters, to do this I must remain undecided.