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I have voted in two greatest democracies of our times. That somehow qualifies me to make a political endorsement. That, and at least a fraction of the two million who read our website each month might live in Ohio.

I am not one of the 43% of Americans who don't pay Federal income taxes, I am not gay, not an illegal immigrant. I own a small business, and due to the way  I foolishly structured the company I end up not only paying FICA and social security taxes, but also the business gets taxed as an individual, a double whammy. I hate government regulations, and wasteful spending (who does?). Yet I endorse President Obama for another term.

Here are the reasons for my endorsement:

  • Omabacare -- what other idea is there to reduce the cost of the healthcare? Oh, there is -- it is "On Your Own"
  • Global Warming -- many in the Republican party seem to have made careers out of ridiculing the concerns of environmental pollution and variations.
  • Intolerance of  Romney coterie.

Romney Presidency will be Acceptable

Unlike many of Governor Romney's supporters, for whom Obama is un-acceptable (due to his policies or color of skin), Romney as a president is acceptable to me. I can whole-heartedly support Romney Presidency (I whole-heartedly supported Bush Presidency). I think he will make a fine president, and I even like Mitt Romney.

But I cannot bear Romney's baggage -- the strongly opinionated, anti-immigrant, anti-poor, anti-women, anti-science bigots. That is the reason why I endorse President Obama.

A Note About the Sharpie Mark

For those who might not understand the relevance of the black mark on my finger -- in India they do not have a voter-identification system, so to prevent one voter from voting again, they paint a semi-permanent ink on the nails. Ha!

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Last Modified: 11/4/2012 9:35:43 AM

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