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Living History: Presidential election politics 1900 and 2012

October 16, 2012

The Hyde Street Living History Players were just as much wrapped up in the imminent election of 1900 as we the citizens of the United States are today in October 2012.  Most of us already knew we were supporting to take on the leadership of our nation for the next four years.

On the one hand, we have the Republican candidate whose party seems content to rest on, and use as rallying points, the specious “victories” of our armed forces against foreign nationals militarily inferior but tenaciously protective of the their homelands. On this, along with a close alliance with business and banks rides the Republican party’s promise of prosperity.

On the other hand, our Democratic candidate seems out of touch with the real needs of his constituents, and focuses his campaign on unproven and probably unsustainable monetary and taxation policies that if allowed to continue will drive this nation down the road to economic ruin.

From the incumbent we can expect four more years of the same.  His Vice President actually seems more articulate and passionate.  His opponent promises four years of something different, although it is not clear what that will be, or how he plans to attain it.

As we all know, both these men take their advice and direction from the moneyed interests that control everything that goes on in Washington D.C., no matter who wins this election.

Who do you choose? 1900 or 2012, it’s got to be someone.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. October 18, 2012 8:50 pm

    Who do I choose? Me.

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