Good News for American Politics, Seriously …

Our bitter political partisanship actually has a silver lining as the 2012 presidential2012 campaign approaches. If one can overcome the hyperbole and spin associated with either partiesā€™ ideology as reported by the opposition and dismiss how the talking heads analyze every piece of polling data ā€“ the 2012 race will provide the most disparate choice of political philosophies as there has been in decades.

Unlike the 2008 campaign when the nation labored under Bush fatigue (to a certain degree, me included) and needed a fresh face, ideas and personality, the 2012 race will be a referendum on issues and challenges and not personas and images. In this instance there will be a stark difference between the parties, their candidate(s), and the way they will attack the problems we face.

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