After eight years of broken promises and disappointment after disappointment, America now has the chance to elect a more competent leader than Barack Obama.
Time nor space would allow me to list every poor decision and leadership mistake of President Obama, who’s run his administration as more of a social experiment than a U.S. Presidency. From massive government spending in the form of Obamacare to cabinet choices made only to please social justice warriors, Obama’s leadership has dents all over it.
However, just for laughs, let’s look at the situation in the Middle East, largely brought about by Obama and Clinton’s mishandling of the Iraq War. His withdrawal of U.S. troops led to the formation of ISIS and a bloody war that spans two countries and a migration crisis affecting the entire world.
Needless to say, most Americans are desperate for a better forthcoming term and want a change of direction for this country. And that’s how they’re voting.
From Morning Consult:
Voters heading to the polls Tuesday are twice as likely to say they want a president who is a “strong leader” than in 2012, according to Morning Consult/POLITICO exit data.
More than one-third (36 percent) of 2016 voters said being a strong leader was the most important quality when picking a president, compared with 18 percent of voters who said the same during 2012 election. It’s an opinion held regardless of partisan leanings: 35 percent of Democrats, 34 percent of independents and 39 percent of Republicans said that was most important.
Leadership deficits obviously plagued the current administration — for examples, Obama’s refusal to see radical Islamic terrorism for recent acts of bloodshed and his inability to bridge the divide between black and white Americans.
Beyond all rhetoric, name-calling and mud-slinging, Americans also say they want a candidate who they believe reflects their values and cares about them. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have worked overtime to convince Americans of their abilities to these things.
What do you think? What values were most important in your decision to vote? Let us know.
Source: Morning Consult