Monday, November 1, 2010
Election Day Draws Nigh
The biggest question during this election is how much control the Democrats will lose. In 2008, Democrats won a huge amount of seats in Congress, along with Barack Obama's election to the presidency. Two years later, the economy is still recovering and many Americans are dissatisfied with the Democrats' leadership. Republicans will definitely win more seats in Congress--the question is how many they will win.
This is called a midterm election because it comes in the middle of President Obama's presidential term. Obama has been out on the campaign trail, trying to persuade people to vote for Democrats. He says that he has accomplished a great deal: health coverage for more Americans, an end to combat in Iraq, an extension of tax cuts for most Americans (but not the rich). Republicans say that Obama's health care plan could bankrupt the country, that taxes are too high, and that Obama's liberal beliefs will weaken America.
Last week, Obama chose an untraditional way to send a message: he appeared on the popular Comedy Central show The Daily Show. If you want to see what he had to say to comedian/talk host Jon Stewart about America, have a look here.
What do you think? Has Obama accomplished what he set out to do? Do the Democrats deserve to control the national government? Would the Republicans do a better job? Why?
AND do you have any questions about the election? Leave a comment and let me know.