Exercise your right to vote Tuesday

Published 12:01 am Sunday, November 4, 2012

Vote for me! No, vote for me! All of the crying, begging and downing the other guy are ramping to a fever pitch today and tomorrow.

The din should gradually quiet down on Tuesday and — if we’re lucky — will be over by Wednesday morning.

After more than a year of hard campaigning, America is poised to choose one of two men as its leader for the next four years in Tuesday’s election.

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Our nation’s choices couldn’t be more different. The question for voters is simple: Are you better off than you were four years ago?

If you feel you are, President Obama should get your vote.

If you feel America is headed in the wrong direction, challenger Mitt Romney is your best shot at turning America’s steering wheel a bit.

Obama hopes voters will give him four more years to finish what he’s started.

His biggest claim to fame —health care reform — is also his biggest downfall for his critics.

Romney’s biggest attraction for many is his history in business, something that many argue America desperately needs. That he’s made himself a wealthy individual should not — as his critics claim — be a badge of dishonor, but quite the opposite.

America was built with an entrepreneurial spirit that gives anyone a chance to live the American dream.

We’ve said it before, but we’re not fans of either candidate. Both have turned negative in their campaigning, which strikes a sour note to our ears. Further, both campaigns are quick to turn and twist the facts to meet their political needs.

We long for the day that our candidate choices are simply regular people who talk plainly — like most Americans do.

Until that time, these two men are our best options. So please exercise your rights to vote on Tuesday.