2012 January 29 Sunday
Domestic, Foreign Investors Split On US President Choice

A global poll of investors puts a new spin on Decision 2012: The US presidential election is shaping up as a battle between the preferences of domestic and foreign investors.

Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. investors are rooting for Mitt Romney and those overseas are for Barack Obama. Newt Gingrich is generating little enthusiasm anywhere.

As Lou Pagnucco points out to me, no mention of Ron Paul. He's the invisible man. Even some commentators on the Left enforce orthodoxy against anyone on the Left taking Paul's ideas seriously. But US military people are donating more to Ron Paul than all other US presidential candidates combined. Paul's high support from the military speaks volumes about what the folks in uniform think about the center of debate about foreign interventions as conducted by mainstream media, special interests, and the two main political parties.

Imagine a United States in which only active and retired military could vote. We'd have a smaller government, less foreign involvement, and likely much better national security.

Update: I look at this coming election without enthusiasm. Most people don't know where their interests lie or how much trouble we are in economically. They don't understand the root causes of what is going wrong. Since policy choices that address root causes are not being debated we can't expect policy changes that will make things better. The two political parties and the mainstream media are dysfunctional.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2012 January 29 01:44 PM  Elites Versus Masses

Lou Pagnucco said at January 30, 2012 9:44 PM:

Such a "choice" Americans are offered!

Obama or Romney?

That deserves less deliberation than

- Pepsi or Coke?
- Paper or Plastic?

Every election the insults to the intelligence of American voters become more flagrant.
Rather than vote for Obomney, I will vote 3rd party.

Earning a Living said at February 2, 2012 10:43 AM:

Or how about not voting at all. Perhaps all that apathy will give a good slap to politicians for the way they cannot or will not try to fix things.

Fortunately we can still exercise our right not to vote when none of the light political products come with enough caffeine.

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