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With the election less than a month away and pollsters tracking President Obama and Mitt Romney in a very close race, it is worth considering what voters are basing their decisions on. Is it the candidate with the least amount of gaffes? The more approachable or likable candidate? The more financially transparent candidate? ISideWith.com believes a candidate’s stances on issues are the best way to vote. The site, a nonpartisan, nonprofit quiz site aims to provide “an accurate and updated breakdown of which candidates (voters) side with on the issues,” according to the site’s “About” page.
1 – It’s been a long summer of criticism from afar.
All summer long, the candidates have flung disparaging comments back and forth from across the country. Romney will say something in Ohio. The president criticizes from Florida. Romney criticizes from North Carolina, and Obama says something in New York. Some would call this a debate in slow motion — but really, it’s worse.
It is no secret that Mitt Romney is a wealthy man. His net worth is estimated to be somewhere between $190 million and $250 million. He cofounded Bain Capital and was the “sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president” of the venture capital firm. Politicians are typically wealthier than most other Americans, but if elected, Romney would be one of the wealthiest presidents in American history. To get an idea of just how wealthy Romney is, combine the wealth of the past eight presidents, and then double that. This is the ethos Romney exudes. There is no escaping it and there is no spinning it.