As I pay close attention to the intensifying concentration of uncertainty regarding the 2012 presidential election, I further wonder if the outcome of the election will be determined entirely on the basis of one or two issues.
Over the past four years, Americans have become generally disenchanted with the economy. If voters tend to link the economic decline with the performance of our President, Obama will lose unanimous enthusiasm, thus converting the dissatisfaction toward a Mitt Romney vote.
Conversely, if American voters consider social and foreign economic issues to be the paramount quality of a candidate, Mitt Romney should have the upper hand. And my question remains: Will the winning votes be cast on the basis of popular retrospects or out prospective hopes? Given the relatively close race, defining the clear-cut strengths and weaknesses of each candidate is still arbitrary.
COLTON WALLIN, Eltopia